2004 GOBLE FAMILY
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The 2004 Goble Family Reunion was held in
A lovely time was had by all.
We gathered in the ballroom of the Holiday Inn, Battlefield on Friday evening and began to set up our displays. Many cousins arrived early and we had a full house and wonderful visiting opportunities.
On Saturday we gathered in the ballroom starting about We visited with our cousins and examined all the displays.
The Wates family (Ron, Tammy, Tyler and Olivia) filled printed convention bags with souvenir Hershey Goble Candy Bars, Gettysburg maps and touring information, printed programs, and Rules of the Road, travel tips book contributed by the author, our cousin, Wayne Goble.
Barbara Volker of
A Genealogy through DNA display was provided by Katheryn Haddad and Joshua J. Goble. DNA kits were made available for many who were interested in having a test done or having a test done on a Goble relative. Four kits were taken for testing and another was mailed.
Photographs were taken of each family as they arrived and a group photograph was arranged and taken by Warren Steen.
We began our program with introductions and short presentations by
A lovely blessing was given by Ruth Neel Goble, which was followed by our luncheon.
Awards were presented to those who had contributed invaluable assistance during the reunion. Certificates for Longevity (over 80) and Youth were presented to:
Warren Steen presented the “Goble Freedom Fighters" via photographic and commentary presentation, which was an inspiration and exciting history lesson covering the Gettysburg Civil War involvement of seven featured Goble/Gobble soldiers.
The program was followed by our Association Business Meeting, which included a budget report, membership statistics, and discussion regarding our subscription rate and availability of our newsletter on-line. Plans for the 2007 reunion were discussed and volunteers were annotated on the Executive Board. (See minutes below.)
Votes were taken on the following:
Current Executive Board
Term July 2004-July 2007
o Western: Keith L. Goble
o Mountain: WE NEED A VOLUNTEER
o Southern: Joshua Jay Goble
o East: Evelyn Goble Steen
We did some individual exploring of
Sunday morning we
met for breakfast in the ballroom of the hotel followed by a driving tour of
Many said their goodbyes but those staying in town drove out
To see more reunion photos go to: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~goble/homepage/reunion4/album.htm
Goble Family Association
Business Meeting Minutes
Meeting to order: President
Association Finances: The Association financial statement was reviewed with the group. Balance in the treasury after all expenses of the 2004 reunion are paid will be $182.68. President Steen pointed out that the Association is left with very little money to print and send newsletters for the rest of the year. Discussion centered on how we can increase the amount in the treasury.
Reunion 2007: The next reunion will be in central
Association Executive Board Representatives:
Association Charter and Bylaws: President Steen presented three proposed changes in the Association Charter and Bylaws. All the changes involved the elimination of Treasurer as a separate office. Since there is so little money involved it makes more sense to include the responsibilities of the Treasurer as a collateral duty of the President.
· Motion: It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the change the Article V of the Association Charter as printed in the Reunion Program.
· Motion: It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the changes to Articles III and V of the Association Bylaws as printed in the Reunion Program.
Adjournment: The group thanked
Barbara Goble Volker, Secretary
By Charles O. Goble
In early August, I was doing some
research on the family of my Grandmother, Mary Richards Goble. Knowing that she
had lived in
While browsing the
FT GOBLE INCIDENT
A VALUABLE HISTORICAL FIND
Last week's historical sketch of Clarke county brings us to
Later in the day a committee from Osceola, consisting of
Judge Rice, Esq. Knotts and Major Johnson, held a
conference with the besieged, under a flag of truce, which resulted in the
unconditional surrender of every man in the house. A few pistol shots were
fired during the siege, but no one was injured. The prisoners were marched down
to Osceola and guarded over night. On the following day they were taken to
Indianola, and the next day they returned and were tried before Esq. Proudfoot,
The squire made each one take an oath to support the
constitution and refrain from treasonable acts and words. There were about
twenty of the besieged, including Goble and his six sons, John Morgan,
two Shippeys, and Jim Nalor, the others not being recalled by
Capt. Hamilton, to whom we are partly indebted for the facts here given. Jim
Nalor was a scholar and it is supposed he wrote the diplomatic note given
above. He had been arrested for treason previously and taken to
"In the meantime more fatal deeds were enacted in a
distant part of the county, growing out of the transaction. Two men, John Conner
and Andrew DeLong, who were among the first in the house of Goble,
escaped in the night thru the lines of the besieging party. As soon as the fact
was known, parties were sent out in search of them-the rumor being that they
had gone for reinforcements. They were tracked to the house of John Connor in
Upon examination, DeLong was found killed outright and Conner mortally wounded-the gun being heavily charged with buckshot. Beside these two men, there were also in the house an old man by the name of Shippey, the wife of Connor and several children. They were all in bed at the time the gun was fired, except the old man Shippey, who ran the gun thru the door. Barker escaped to his regiment, and is reported to have died in the service."
After reading this article, two questions came to mind:
The Goble Family Association website provided a probable answer to who Old Man Goble might be. The "Unconnected" section shows Thomas Baldwin Goble (b-1801,d-1882) He and his large family were listed as living in Fremont Township, Clarke County, in the 1860 census records. He is listed as the father of 22 children, with two wives, so he certainly could have had six sons involved with the confrontation described.
For the answer to the
"copperhead" question I turned to the person that I have come to
know, and respect, as a knowledgeable student of Civil War information, Warren
"Like most political labels,
"copperhead" was originally an epithet invented by opponents.
Although I have only recently become interested in genealogy, and consider myself a novice in family research, I continue to be amazed at the information available on the internet if you search it out.
One final question. Does anyone reading this newsletter have additional information about Thomas Baldwin Goble? He was born in Preble Co, OH, to Robert Goble and Rebecca Baldwin, and died in Gentry, MO. It would be interesting to place this family in one of the "connected" trees.
Charles O. (13) Goble, Charles Lloyd (12) Goble, Lloyd Orr (11) Goble, Charles Perrille (10) Goble, Jesse (9) Goble, Benjamin (8) Goble, George W. (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
Charles Joseph Goble
From an article
printed in the Daily Chronicle,
Charlie Goble grew up in
He began his enlistment as a sergeant with one of the companies of the 453rd Construction Engineers during the Korean War.
his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood where he reports that it was very cold
and it took two weeks for him to get a pair of shoes. He stayed at Fort Leonard Wood until March,
and then he had a 21 day delay at home before he was shipped out to
In April he
infantry was pretty well filled up, Charlie was assigned to the engineers. Waiting to be transferred, Charlie spent a
chilly April night there on a wooden cot with one blanket and was then
The next day,
Charlie joined his unit with the 453rd Construction Engineers at a
small village just across from
Charlie and his
unit, along with the help of the South Koreans, would spend the next three
months or so repairing these bridges. In
its heyday, this railroad system extended from the southern Korean city of
While at this camp, Charlie remembers the men had gathered illegal Russian bayonets and used them to form an arch over the doorways of their tents by interlocking them together.
railroad bridges around
It was the only
way of crossing this river, so the unit ended up lowering the railroad bridge
above it to use until the highway bridge could be restored. Charlie also mentions that the 38th
parallel is also the same parallel
At this camp, they used artificial moonlight in the evenings to let the infantry line in front detect any enemy infiltration. Charlie said this “moonlight” was actually created by large reflectors aimed at the sky and clouds.
While Charlie was never in actual combat he and his unit were in constant danger from the enemy.
Once Charlie and his unit got shelled at the bridge they were repairing close to the 38th parallel. And there were also snipers to contend with.
Charlie says the men always made sure their tent flaps were closed when they went to bed for the night for a good reason. The enemy took to the skies with small gliders and silently swept over the camp looking for open tent flaps to throw grenades into. Charlie claims that these snipers or “Bed Check Charlies” were “more harassment than anything.”
September of 1951 the 453rd unit was transferred to an old volcanic
The island had at one time served as a secret Japanese airfield that consisted of an old underground concrete hangar used to hide planes during the war. This proved quite the condominium for rats. Charlie says, “when someone got in trouble, they had rat detail” which was trapping rats.
Despite the rodent problem, the first order of business was to build shelter. Charlie and the unit initially built tropical huts to sleep in and later built stone barracks with wooden roofs. Charlie also helped build prisoner compounds fenced in with barbed wire for prisoners of war that were taken to this island. In Charlie’s particular compound, the first group that came in was about 15,000 docile North Chinese.
These men would wile away the hours flattening beer and pop cans to make just about anything they needed, including wash pans, utensils, toy trucks and tanks. One group even made a boat motor for a boat they used for fishing.
Charlie said that many of these prisoners “tattooed” themselves with anti-communist symbols because they did not want to return to their communist homeland. This action turned out to be quite important at the end of the war.
explained that because these men were tattooed this way, they could not return
to their country, or they would be killed.
This was one of the crucial reasons why peace agreements were stalled,
as negotiators worked on re-patriot ting these men so they could go where they
wanted to when released, such as
Another job Charlie’s unit had while on this island was to meet, unload and load the LST’s which were landing craft boats. The boats would come in on high tide and the men would drive out on the sand at low tide to unload supplies. You could drive directly into the boat, as the front ramp came down and doors opened on each side revealing a boast warehouse of sorts.
Goble and the
453rd worked hard every day, and it quickly got to the point where
“you didn’t know when a Sunday came, you just kept working.” The only time Charlie had the opportunity to
Looking back now, Charlie says the Korean War “really wasn’t our war, but we were involved in it….we didn’t question or protest it whether it was right or wrong.” Rather, the men went to proudly serve their country.
entered the service, he says his “mind was made up to make the best of it while
I was there and I have never regretted seeing what I saw there in
returned home in September of 1952. The
Korean War Began in June of 1950 and a truce agreement was signed on
returned home unharmed, while almost 163,000
Remember these stories and remember all the servicemen and women who have bravely served our country in times of war and of peace.
We receive hundreds of letters every year searching for family lines, ancestors, adopted children and/or natural parents. We also receive thank yous for our efforts. Below are some recent letters.
Birthday to Julian Sale (10) Goble
Birthday to Elizabeth Antoinette Winzenburg Goble, widow of Charles Lloyd (12)
Goble. She was born
Birthday to Roy
Mary Elizabeth (11) Goble Thornton -
Ruby Goble Surface
Antoinette Winzenburg Goble -
Clara Louise (10) Goble Buck -
Harry "Red" (11) Goble -
Harriet Coe Larson -
Helen Janet (11) Hickson Andersen -
Floyd Eugene (11) Goble -
Margaret Emma (11) Goble Faulkner -
Minnie Goble Thompson -
Esther Marie Klymaszewski Goble –
Helen Marie (11) Goble Klem -
Eva Goble Webb -
Karl Goble -
Sarah Ruth Neel Goble -
William Howard (11) Goble -
Congratulations to Marilen (Goble) Sabin on the birth of her granddaughter, Mia
(13) Sabin born on April 12, 2004. She joins a half
brother Christopher (age 23). Her proud parents are David Charles (12) Sabin,
Jr. and Leilani (Lani) Francisco Pinon. They reside in
EDWARD KENT (12) WADDING The son of Edward
Clinton Wadding passed away
Published in the
ALBERT CALVIN (11) GOBLE, 79, of Charleston (IL)
passed away on
CHRISTOPHER "CHRIS" W. GOBLE Liberty, N.Y.
Christopher W. Goble, a 49 year resident of Liberty, passed away at his home in
Liberty on Wednesday June 23, 2004 after a lengthy battle with cancer. His
loving family was at his side. The son of the late Christopher F. and Margaret
Helt Goble, he was born on
MARY LOUISE GOBLE, 93, of St Helen Michigan, died
JACK LEE GOBLE died on
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