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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. This will be our last issue of the Goble Family Newsletter this year. Thanks to all of you who have submitted information and stories to be used throughout the year. If you would like to share a family event or story, please send it to: Evelyn Steen, 36 Lake Meade Drive, East Berlin, Pennsylvania, 17316. GobleNews@aol.com
The 2004 Goble Family Reunion will be held in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 10, 2004. We have made arrangements with the Holiday Inn - Battlefield in Gettysburg. They will guarantee at least 40 rooms for our weekend in July. The room rate is $109.00 per night. I know that will seem high to many, but for a tourist town on the east coast it isn't bad. The Holiday Inn - Battlefield is 5 blocks south of Business Route 15 and very near the heart of town. Our accommodations are within walking distance of the National Cemetery where Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg address.
We will meet in the ballroom at the Holiday Inn on Friday, July 9, 2004 during the afternoon and evening as cousins arrive. We will be able to start setting up our displays Friday evening if we wish.
A continental breakfast is included with our rooms but there is a restaurant in the lobby that will serve a more substantial meal.
Saturday, July 10th we will gather in the ballroom starting about 9:00a.m. The first portion of our reunion will be meeting and greeting, attaching our nametags, looking at the displays and having our photographs taken.
We are planning a Civil War theme and encourage you to bring information about your Civil War ancestors to share. We would like information about your Civil War ancestor as early as possible so that we can locate the monument on the battlefield representing the unit/company they fought in. (We hope to visit the monuments on Sunday.)
A luncheon will be served in one end of the ballroom after which we will have our program and association meeting. I have already spoken to several cousins who would like to make presentations. We will dismiss late afternoon so some individual exploring of Gettysburg will be possible. We will either provide suggestions or arrange a planned guided tour. As the date draws closer the program of events will become more defined.
Sunday morning, July 11, we will meet for breakfast and say our goodbyes. I am still working out the details for this event, which is optional. We may arrange a battlefield tour for Sunday afternoon if there is enough interest. Please let me know if you are interested in the breakfast and/or the tour.
RESERVATIONS AND COSTS
The reunion cost will be $25.00 per person. Children 12 to 6 will be $10.00 and children 5 and under will be free. This fee includes a luncheon on Saturday. The Sunday breakfast will be an additional cost for those wanting to participate.
Attached to this letter you will find a reservation form to fill out and return to the Holiday Inn. You may send a check or use a credit card to confirm your reservation. If you would prefer to phone the Holiday Inn you may do so by calling 717-334-6211. They do not have a toll free number we can use. If you want to arrange an extended stay, let them know at this time, if possible.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Please also let me know of your intentions by filling out the other attached form and returning it to me. If you have any suggestions or would like to make a presentation, have a display or items of interest you would like to share, let me know. Contact Evelyn Goble Steen at 36 Lake Meade Drive, East Berlin, PA 27316, 717-259-7870 at GobleNews@aol.com or GobleNews@adelphia.net.
CAMPGROUNDS, B&BS AND OTHER HOTELS
For more information on accommodations contact the Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau at http://www.gettysburgcvb.org/
THE NEAREST AIRPORTS
FROM HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Exit airport and follow airport road north to PA Route 283. Follow PA Route 283 towards Harrisburg to Pennsylvania Turnpike Interchange #19. Follow Pennsylvania Turnpike West (Interstate 76) to the Gettysburg Pike Exit, Exit 17. Follow U.S. Route 15 South to any of the Gettysburg exits. (45 miles)
FROM BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Exit airport and follow Interstate 195 North to Baltimore Washington Parkway North, Exit #2. Follow Baltimore Washington Parkway North to Interstate 695 North (Baltimore Beltway). Follow Interstate 695 North and signs for Towson to Interstate 795 North. Take Interstate 795 to MD Route 140 towards Westminster At Westminster, pick up MD Route 97/PA Route 97 and follow to Gettysburg. (61 miles)
FROM WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Exit Dulles International Airport onto Dulles Airport Access Road (this is a toll road). Follow Access Road to connection with Interstate 495 (Washington Beltway). Follow Interstate 495 North towards Frederick, MD, Exit #38. Follow Interstate 270 to Frederick, MD. At Frederick, take U.S. Route 15 North and exit at the first exit across the Pennsylvania state line (Steinwehr Avenue/ Business Route 15).
Exit Dulles International Airport at VA Route 28. Follow VA Route 28 North to VA Route 7. Take VA Route 7 West towards Leesburg. East of Leesburg, U.S. Route 15 Bypass intersects with VA Route 7. Follow bypass around city and it will reconnect with U.S. Route 15. Follow U.S. Route 15 North (and U.S. Route 15 North/U.S. Route 340 East) to Frederick, MD. At Frederick, stay on U.S. Route 15 North and exit at the first exit across the Pennsylvania state line (Steinwehr Avenue/ Business Route 15). (77 miles)
FROM RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON AIRPORT
Exit airport onto George Washington Memorial Parkway toward city. Follow the George Washington Memorial Parkway to Interstate 495 (Washington Beltway). Follow Interstate 495 North towards Frederick, MD, Exit #38. Follow Interstate 270 to Frederick, MD. At Frederick, take U.S. Route 15 North and exit at the first exit across the Pennsylvania state line (Steinwehr Avenue/ Business Route 15). (86 miles)
FROM PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Exit airport and follow Interstate 95 North to Interstate 76 West, Exit #15. Follow Interstate 76 West to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Interchange #24. Follow Pennsylvania Turnpike West (Interstate 76) to the Gettysburg Pike Exit, Exit 17. Follow U.S. Route 15 South to any of the Gettysburg exits. (150 miles)
There is as very good interactive map of Gettysburg at: http://www.gettysburgcvb.org/HTML/Maps/MapIndex.php
Below is as copy of a playbill from New York. Patty Goble is listed as part of the cast. Does anyone know who she is?
The article below was found in the Time Courier on October 1, 2003. Nicholas Goble is a 12th generation Goble from the Thomas Goble tree. His parents are Jonathan Ray (11) Goble and Theresa Lynn (Lawson) Goble. Jonathan is the son of Elliott Ray (10) Goble and Betty Jean (Buckner) Goble, owners of the Round Goble Barn in Paw Paw, Illinois.
Nicholas James (12) Goble, Jonathan Ray (11) Goble, Elliott Ray (10) Goble, James Clifford (9) Goble, William Mott (8) Goble, Timothy (7) Goble, Ezekiel (6) Goble, Ezekiel (5) Goble, Jonas (4) Goble, Daniel/David (3) Goble, Daniel (2) Goble, Thomas (1) Goble, Willmi (William) Goble
With the war going on today in Iraq and daily reminders of patriot sacrifices made by many families throughout our country I thought this World War II story of one of our own families would be of interest.
Albert Clarence (10) Goble was born November 17, 1880 in a log cabin in Westfield, Clark Co., Illinois. He was the 3rd of 9 children born to Irvin/Irwin Green (9) Goble and Effie "Isabelle" Connelly in the Thomas Goble tree.
Albert married Jessie Belle Eldridge on October 2, 1909 in Lerna, Illinois at the home of his parents. Albert and Jessie had 9 children also. It’s this family’s patriotism I want to share.
Harold Leon (11) Goble - B. July 18, 1910 D. Mar. 19, 1990. Served in the Navy in World War II as motor machinist on an air base on the Pacific Island of Guam.
Hazel Irene (11) Goble’s husband: Ted Domurat - B. May 5, l914 D. April 9, 1973. He served in the Army during World War II.
Hazel Irene (11) Goble Domurat- B. July 12, 1914 D. May 23, 1988. She was not in the service. She worked as a welder in Rheem’s Bomb Factory in Chicago. She was their Dec. 1942 cover girl for the company magazine.
James Irvin (11) Goble - B. Feb. 27, l9l7 D. Feb. 10, 2001. Served in 771st Tank Battalion. in World War II. Participated in The Battle of The Bulge and Siegfried Line. He was wounded by a land mine. Received Purple Heart. (More on this man in the next issue of the Goble Family Newsletter.)
Marion Earnest (11) Goble - B. MAY 10, 1919 D. March 10, 1999. Served in a radar branch of The Army Air Force during World War II. He was in the jungles of New Guinea.
Albert Calvin (11) Goble - B. Mar. 16, 1925. Served in the Navy in World War II as motor machinist in Acorn 49 on the Pacific Island of Saipan.
Emma Jean (11) Goble’s husband: Clayton Eugene Davis - B. Aug. 20, 1924 D. Jan. 22, 1999. Served in the Navy in World War II. Stationed at Treasure Island, Calif. on the USS Palomas, a radar training ship (yacht with sails).
Charles Joseph (11) Goble - B. Mar. 9, 1929. Served with 453rd Construction Engineers in Korean War. He rebuilt railroad bridges in Korea and helped construct POW compounds on the Island of Cheju. (More on this man in the next issue of the Goble Family Newsletter.)
Elsie Belle (11) Goble’s husband: Clifford Riley Smith - B. Mar. 29, 1926. Served in the Air Force during World War II as a gunner on B17. He was a Sgt. in the 1060 AAF BU from 1944 to1946.
“The NEWS was all important in our household during the war years. The censors cut out a lot of their letters, but they still managed to let us know where they were. Except for James. We didn’t hear from him for months when he was wounded. We didn’t know what had happened to him.”
The ancestry of the children of Albert and Jessie Goble - Albert Clarence (10) Goble, Irwin Green (9) Goble, William (8) Goble, Daniel (7) Goble, Benjamin (6) Goble/Gobel, Daniel (5) Goble, Daniel (4) Goble, Daniel/David (3) Goble, Daniel (2) Goble, Thomas (1) Goble, Willmi (William) Goble
In September 1923 I entered first grade in the Wallula Grade School – a one-room schoolhouse, grades 1 thru 8 in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Jessie Polfer Ferguson, then 10 years old, was my mentor and gave me a handkerchief on my sixth birthday, October 15th. Jessie’s birthday was October 21st and I gave her a hanky. We have exchanged handkerchiefs and birthday cards every year since then, this year receiving my 80th handkerchief!
When my mother, Anna May Carder Goble, passed away a friend of hers, Violet Brunnemer of Monterey Park, California, wrote to me and said that she was born in my family home. She also attended Wallula Grade School and my grandfather, Francis Goble, was her teacher. Scott Goble, of Bonner Springs Kansas has our grandfather’s teaching certificate, dated in 1882.
The name Wallula, meaning “clear running water” is of Indian origin, coming from the Umatilla Indian dialect.
At one time, a Kansas City Northwestern railway was operating near the schoolhouse. There was a one-room depot, also a trestle nearby. The railroad wasn’t operating in the early twenties. There was a small post office at Wallula in Weimer’s Country Store. My handkerchief friend has a street nearby named for her grandfather called Polfer Road.
I recently read a book called Hanky Panky, an intimate history of the handkerchief written by Helen Gustafson of Berkeley, California. I was thrilled to find that I have many handkerchiefs similar to the ones pictured in the book.
On October 30th my daughters, Judith Faulkner Oken and Patricia Faulkner Weaver invited my neighborhood friends to a hanky panky party! I had my collection of 80 years for them to view. They shared their own personal stories about their special handkerchiefs.
After high school and only two visits to California, my contact with Jessie has been only many years of our handkerchief exchange. Jessie is now 90 years old and I received a handkerchief from her on my recent 86th birthday.
Margaret Emma (11) Goble, George (10) Goble, Francis (Francisco) E. (9) Goble, William Henry "Harrison" (8) Goble, David H. (7) Goble, Stephen (6) Goble, Stephen (5) Goble, Daniel (4) Goble, Daniel/David (3) Goble, Daniel (2) Goble, Thomas (1) Goble, Willmi (William) Goble
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was a movie directed by Steven Spielberg in 1982. Credits for the movie included “assistant property man Russell Goble.” John Russell (11) Goble lived in Venice, California until his death August 16, 2000. He was a first cousin to my father. He had a great sense of humor and was very politically astute. I visited him in California in 1994 and he told me many interesting Goble stories. Evelyn Goble Steen
John Russel (11) Goble, Walter Herbert (10) Goble, Francis (Francisco) E. (9) Goble, William Henry "Harrison" (8) Goble, David H. (7) Goble, Stephen (6) Goble, Stephen (5) Goble, Daniel (4) Goble, Daniel/David (3) Goble, Daniel (2) Goble, Thomas (1) Goble, Willmi (William) Goble
Happy 50th anniversary to George Corban Goble and Harriet Dean Cline Goble who were married November 11, 1953 in Berea, Kentucky.
They celebrated with family and friends on Saturday, November 15th at the Berea United Methodist Church Parrish House in Berea, Kentucky.
Corban has been a loyal member of the Goble Family Association from it’s outset and has provided an enormous amount of support with his research and documentation.
Best wishes from all of us in the Goble Family Association!
Corban’s ancestry is unique. He is connected in both the Thomas Goble and Southern Goble trees.
THOMAS GOBLE TREE
George Corban (11) Goble, Ellen Shepherd (10) Daniels, Florence Russell (9) Dwinnell, Ellen Adelaide (8) Shepard, Russell Rice (7) Shepard, Paul (6) Shepard, John (5) Shepard, Daniel (4) Shepard, Daniel (3) Shepard, Sarah (2) Goble, Thomas (1) Goble, Willmi (William) Goble
SOUTHERN GOBLE TREE
George Corban Goble, William David (Will) Goble, Elkanah Goble, Corban Goble, Corban Goble, John Goble.
Harry Goble and Patricia Rozell Goble were married 50 years on April 4th, 2003. Congratulations Harry and Patricia. Thank you for all the years of Goble Family Association support.
Harris is a descendant of the Southern Goble Tree:
Harry Ennis Goble, Everett William Goble, Robert Alonza/o Goble, Jacob L/C. Goble, Corban Goble, Corban Goble, John Goble.
September 27, 1920 Harriett Larson (83)
October 11, 1915 Helen J. Andersen (88)
October 13, 1920 Floyd Goble (83)
October 15, 1917 Margaret Faulkner (86)
October 26, 1916 Minnie Thompson (87)
October 30, 1914 Roy Scott Goble (89)
November 08, 1920 Esther K. Goble (83)
November 16, 1917 Helen Goble Klem (86)
November 17, 1918 Eva Goble Webb (85)
November 18, 1917 Karl Goble (86)
December 06, 1920 Ruth N. Goble (83)
December 17, 1904 Marian Rose Goble Tinling (99)
December 27 1915 Howard Goble (88)
Enid Goble Pritchard, 97, died Friday, November 14, 2003, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Strode Funeral Home, 610 S. Duncan. Dr. Matt Miles of First Baptist Church, Stillwater, officiated. Burial followed at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Chandler. Pritchard was born Oct. 26, 1906, to William Perry and Martha Ann Matthews Goble, who participated in the 1891 Land Run and who established a homestead in what was to become Lincoln County. She graduated from Chandler High School in 1924 and received a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree from Oklahoma State University. After teaching school for 31 years, she retired in 1968. She taught nine years in Lincoln County, four years at Hillside near Cushing, one year in Mulvane, Kan. and 17 years at Will Rogers Elementary School in Stillwater. She married Guy Millard Pritchard on Sept. 25, 1932. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Stillwater, where she taught in the primary department and was a member of the Ruth Class. She also belonged to the National Education Association, the Oklahoma Education Association, the Payne County Retired Teachers’ Association, the American Legion Auxiliary and Delta Zeta sorority. In 1991, her husband predeceased her. Her parents; five brothers, Lloyd, Glenn, Walter, Archibald and Nelson Goble; and four sisters, Vernal Riddick, Hazel Goble, Grace Campbell and Hilda Riddick, also predeceased her. She is survived by a sister, Eunice Manning, Stillwater; four nieces; and one nephew. Memorials may be made to The Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Fund, in care of Elsie Elliott, 8497 N. 41, Chandler, Okla., 74834.
Enid wrote frequently and provided a great deal of information about her ancestors. She was a remarkable lady.
Enid Ethyl (10) Goble, William Perry (9) Goble, Abner Derphy (8) Goble, Aaron D. (7) Goble, Peter Roy (6) Goble, Matthias (5) Goble, Robert (4) Goble, Daniel/David (3) Goble, Daniel (2) Goble, Thomas (1) Goble, Willmi (William) Goble
Joan Shacklette passed away on Sunday, 12 October 2003 after a long illness. Joan was born Alice Joan (11) Cole, July 9, 1932 in Kinsley, Edwards Co., Kansas to Edward Cecil (10) Cole and Ethel Rosalie Little. She leaves her husband Benjamin Shacklette, sons Richard Cole (12) Shacklette (Leslie Gayle), Benjamin Craig (12) Shacklette (Marsha), Stuart Jay (12) Shacklette (Stephanie) and 8 grandchildren. Joan was an avid genealogist and contributor to the Goble research.
Her Goble ancestry is Alice Joan (11) Cole, Edward Cecil (10) Cole, Thomas Albert (9) Cole, William Camp (8) Cole, Anna Margaret (7) Goble, James (6) Goble, Ezekiel (5) Goble, Jonas (4) Goble, Daniel/David (3) Goble, Daniel (2) Goble, Thomas (1) Goble, Willmi (William) Goble.V
Jesse H. (9) Stidd, age 83
of Riverhead, New Jersey died August 14, 2003. He was the founder of Stidd
Machine Company. He was "Beloved husband of Dolores, Loving father
of James, Thomas, Jeanette, and Andrew. Cherished Grandfather of James, Andrea,
Sally, Tommy, Heather, Matthew, Brian and Dawn. Great Grandfather of Timothy.
Dear brother of Harold, Henry, Myrtle and Hazel."
Jess was a wonderful friend with a terrific sense of humor. He once sent me a photo of himself and when I opened it - - it was a monkey. We had a running joke in our email about how he typed with either one finger or two toes. He was quite a guy and always made me laugh. I felt like he was a friend, yet we never saw each other face to face. Jess was an avid genealogist and provided many clues for the Goble/Stidd clan. He found the "Goble Chair" made by Lemuel C. Goble and traveled to Milford, Pennsylvania to photograph it for me. I will miss his lighthearted comedy and steadfast support. Evelyn Goble Steen
Jesse H. (9) Stidd, Edgar Barton (8) Stidd, William Caton (7) Stidd, Sarah Sally Maria (6) Goble, George (Jacob) (5) Goble, Robert (4) Goble, Daniel/David (3) Goble, Daniel (2) Goble, Thomas (1) Goble, Willmi (William) Goble
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Please let me know if you plan to attend the 2004 Goble Family Reunion in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Clip and mail the form below or download the PDF file.