By Evelyn Goble Steen           

Goble Family Association Membership Rate: $10.00 per year includes Newsletter


Volume 12, Issue 4, December 2005


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.






The next newsletter will be next year!  March 2006



·         OLD NEWS from 1899



·         THOMAS GOBLE of the English Tree

·         RESEARCH


·         OBITUARIES







Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our Goble cousins.  Our 2005-2006 Membership Drive was a success and we continue to receive new members every week.  It’s wonderful to be associated with a family so dedicated to its history and its future.


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Family historians believe that "there are two things we must give our children, one is roots and the other is wings."







SEPTEMBER 24, 2005[1]



On Saturday, September 24, 2005, approximately 30 friends and family gathered at Otterbein Cemetery, Hutton Township, Coles County, Illinois to dedicate DAR markers placed at the graves of Rev. Charles Pennington and his wife, Cassandra Swartzlander Pennington.  These markers were placed by the Stoney Creek Chapter, NSDAR, Rochester, Michigan and were dedicated by the Gov. Edward Coles-Sally Lincoln Chapter, NSDAR, Mattoon, Illinois.  Janice Goble Caloia, member of the Stoney Creek Chapter and a great, great, great, great granddaughter of the Penningtons, researched and applied for these markers.  Growing up just ¼ mile east of the Cemetery, and still owning some of the land that her 3rd great grandfather and the Penningtons’ son-in-law, Joel Connely, purchased from the Government in 1830, Mrs. Caloia is especially thrilled to be bringing this honor “home” to Hutton Township.  Sarah Rebecca Connely (great granddaughter of Charles & Cassandra Pennington) married Joseph (8) Goble, Janice’s great grandfather.


            After a Welcome by Mrs. Caloia and the Invocation led by Alice Nelson, Acting Chaplain, Gov. Edward Coles-Sally Lincoln Chapter, the Panther Battalion, ROTC, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois presented the Colors.  The Pledge of Allegiance and The American’s Creed were recited by all and a brief biography of the Penningtons was read by Mrs. Caloia.  Leona Muessman, Regent, Gov. Edward Coles-Sally Lincoln Chapter, conducted the Dedication Ceremony.  After the unveiling of the markers and the passing of the Color Guard, Jeremy Bennett and Jacob Klingbeil, 7th grade students at Roosevelt Junior High School, Casey, Illinois, played “Taps.”


            In 1776 at 18 years of age, Charles Pennington volunteered in the Pennsylvania State Militia, served as a waggoner and hauled ammunition and supplies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including Morristown, NJ where General George Washington was encamped with his army.  Charles Pennington and Cassandra Swartzlander, daughter of Johann Philipp and Maria Agnes Trost Schwartzlander, were married in about 1780.  A Baptist minister for over 40 years, Rev. Pennington and his family lived in Rowan County, NC; Grayson County, VA; Clinch Mountain, VA; White County, TN; and Lawrence Co, IN before settling in Hutton Township, Coles Co., IL in 1832, at 75 years of age. 



Elsie (11) Goble Smith, Janice (11) Goble Caloia, Steve (12) Biggs, Judy Biggs and Kyle (13) Biggs


            Several family members attended the Ceremony coming from Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, including 7th, 8th, 9th, and even a 10th generation descendant (Bob Thomas, age 14 mo.)!  All enjoyed sharing family histories and memories at a brief reception held at the Westfield United Methodist Church. 


Submitted by Janice (11) Goble Caloia (Dale (10) Goble, Clarence (9) Goble, Joseph (8) Goble, Daniel/David (7) Goble, Benjamin (6) Goble/Goebel, Daniel (5) Goble, Daniel (4) Goble, Daniel/David (3) Goble, Daniel (2) Goble, Thomas (1) Goble, Willmi (William) Goble)




It was 1887 when landowner Richard Gird parceled one square mile of his Chino ranch and declared it the "Town of Chino."  By 1891 Gird built a sugar beet factory and Chino became the premier producer of sugar in the United States.  With only 75 residents in 1890, the addition of the sugar factory increased Chino's growth significantly and with it came the need for law enforcement.

A county-controlled "judicial-district" was formed covering the entire township, and a large portion of the area surrounding it.  This judicial district consisted of a "justice of the peace" and a "constable".  The constable was the enforcement arm of the law, and the justice of the peace was the only sitting judge.  Our first Justice of the Peace and Constable Team was made up of John Wasson and Isaac Goble.  These two men were stalwarts of the community; both were well educated and successful.  They were paid very little.  Mr. Goble was expected to erect a rudimentary jailhouse on his own property with county funds paying for the materials.[2]



From the Trenton Evening Times

Friday February 3, 1899


This Jonathan Goble is listed in our Unconnected Goble database. 





Having a Disaster Plan

by Maureen Taylor


If you own treasured family artifacts, photographs and scrapbooks, and who doesn't, then having a home disaster plan is a good idea. Anyone who lives in an area susceptible to floods, hurricanes, tornados and blizzards knows that sooner or later the inevitable will occur. It can even happen due to fire and broken water pipes.


As a librarian and a photo curator, I served on a number of disaster preparedness committees. Museum curators and librarians know that preparing for an emergency before it happens can save their collections. Most institutions have a plan that tells staff what to do just in case the worst occurs. It's contains information on salvaging a collection, a list of helpful contacts and outlines what supplies are kept on hand to help cope with the aftermath. While it may be impossible to avoid a disaster like a hurricane there are steps you can take to prepare beforehand.


Consult Those in the Know.

The Council of State Historical Records Coordinators ( has pulled together an online directory of disaster resources available through state archives and museums. There are articles on water damage, planning and a list of vendors that carry disaster related supplies. Consult their documents to protect your treasures, purchase necessary supplies and to prioritize what to rescue. Knowing what to do if or when disaster strikes is the first step in your home salvage operation.



In any emergency; first and foremost you should protect human life. However, if you have a little time before you have to leave your house, you may be able to rescue a few artifacts. When you have a house full of memories, figuring out what to save first is a dilemma. Family artifacts are not judged just on their commercial value, but their sentimental worth. A few years ago, my daughter created a box of her special items to take if we needed to evacuate the house. This container, that was small enough for her to carry comfortably, contained her favorite baby toys and a few recently purchased stuffed animals. She kept it handy for months just in case she needed to make a quick getaway.


Apply these concepts to your treasures and ask yourself a question: "If you could only save one thing what would it be?" In order for you to realistically grab that one item and run it would need to be light enough to carry. This might be a few family photographs, your grandmother's jewelry, a scrapbook or a piece of your child's artwork. Whatever it is, make sure you know it by heart so that you don't have to think if time is short.


It's also a good idea to have a priority list of what to look for when you're cleaning up afterwards. Mud, chemicals and mold can quickly destroy photographs, documents, textiles, and furniture, so the faster you can locate those items, the quicker you can start cleaning them up and drying them out. Keeping small items like pictures and family papers in one particular storage area will help you find them. Store your family treasures in an area of your house away from windows, fireplaces and water pipes and keep them out of attics, basements and garages. The best place in your house is an interior closet.


Basic Necessities

There are certain things you need to have on hand to deal with the clean up. Since you might not be able to purchase them in your area in the midst of a disaster, create a home disaster response kit or purchase one ready-made from ProText ( Their React Packs ($189.99) are designed for libraries and museums, but you can purchase individual supplies to make your own either from ProText or your local hardware store.


Here are a few items to keep on hand:

·        A plastic tub for transporting materials and for storing all the following supplies

·        Clean water--for rinsing debris and contaminants off items

·        Rubber gloves for handling items

·        Rubber boots for walking in water damaged areas

·        Large plastic storage bags (for freezing photographs, documents and textiles that can't be cleaned and dried immediately)


Consider purchasing an Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel from the Heritage Emergency National Task Force ($12.95)[3]  . On one side are action steps for caring for nine different types of collections and on the other are salvage details. Their website contains additional details on how to save collections.


Who You Gonna Call?

When family items appear to be damaged beyond repair you won't need Ghostbusters, but rather, conservators trained to stabilize collections. The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Work, Inc. ( has a Conservation Services Referral System on their website. Select a conservator based on their area of expertise.


A quote on the ProText website says it all, "How you react in the first hours of a library disaster can mean the difference between a legacy and a total loss." Substitute family for library and the meaning stays the same. Planning for events out of our control will help you preserve that legacy for your descendants.

E-mail Maureen at




The Annual Goble Dinner is held on the 3rd Sunday in August at the Guntersville Lake beach in Guntersville, Alabama.  Everyone is invited to bring a covered dish.  The dinner begins around 12:00 noon. We have a lot of fun visiting with our Goble Cousins and sharing things about our Goble family. For more information please call Lillian Goble Pace at: 256-350-6130; Joe Goble at: 256-470-0617; or Alfred (Al) Goble at:  256-571-6831.   (Southern Goble Branch)





The story below is about a Thomas Goble in one of our English lines of Gobles.  Written by Paul Woodham, provided by Mandy Willard.


When Nelson’s Secretary, was killed early in the Battle of Trafalgar, Thomas Goble acted as Secretary to the Fleet.  Thomas survived the battle, retired from the Royal Navy in 1825 and, living until he was 89 years old, is buried in the churchyard of St. Mary’s Church in the grounds of Portchester castle.


Thomas Goble, born c1780, was a son of James Holmes Goble of Arundel in Sussex, a Major in the Sussex Yeomanry Horse Artillery.  On the 5th October 1805, at the age of 23, and just over two weeks before Trafalgar, he joined HMS Victory off Cadiz from the 74-gun 3rd Rate, HMS Swiftsure as an Able Seaman.  After a week in the Victory Goble was made a Master’s Mate.  At Trafalgar he served as Secretary to Captain Hardy and, on the death of John Scott, Nelson’s Secretary, he acted as Secretary to the Fleet.  In Benjamin West’s celebrated picture of the battle, Goble appears close to the dying Nelson.


A week after Trafalgar Goble was made Clerk and the following year he was appointed a Purser.  After Trafalgar he was awarded Prize Money of £44 4s 6d and a Parliamentary Award of £108 12s 0d.  In the late 1840’s a medal was issued, called the Naval General Service medal, and Goble was awarded this medal with the Trafalgar Bar.  (It would be great to know where this medal is, maybe still with a family member, or in a collection, or perhaps lost!)  Thomas Goble was discharged from HMS Victory on the 15th January 1806, on request.


Another Thomas Goble fought at Trafalgar on HMS Britannia.  He was also a Master’s mate and again from Arundel. The second Thomas Goble was killed in the battle so there is no possibility it is the same person but perhaps he was a cousin or somesuch!


Thomas married Mary Eliza Goodeve on the 4 March 1822 at St. Mary’s, Portsea and later lived in Castle Street, Portchester.  They are buried together at Portchester having died within a few months of each other in 1869.  Mary died on 8 April 1869, at age 68 and Thomas on 5 December 1869, at age 89.  Sadly the tomb collapsed about two years ago and was filled with earth to make it safe.  The headstone is presently lying flat upon the grave.


The Portchester Civic Society has taken on the restoration of the grave as a local project and is currently raising money through donations and events to restore the grave.  It is hoped to finish the project by 21st October this year, the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.




Loren Kenneth Goble[5]


Mark K Elms has been searching for information about his birth father, Loren Kenneth Goble (1921- 1989).   Loren was the son of James Delbert Goble and Ruth M. Hyde from our Unconnected Goble tree.  This family was included in a book written by Ernest L. Goble, I Wanted C-U-R-T-A-I-N-S on my Windows,  (1993).

















Ryne Matthew Crum was born April 09, 2005 at Springfield, Springfield Co., Illinois to Joby Alan Crum, grandson of Joyce (Hawkins) Crum, great-grandson to Mary Alice (Honnold) Hawkins, great great-grandson to Mary Marguarite (Goble) Honnold and the great-great-great-grandson of George Washington (9) Goble and Arletta "Lettie" Ann Geyer of the Thomas Goble Tree.


John T. Walton II was born September 26, 2005, at Carmichael, Sacramento Co., California to John Timothy Walton, grandson to Melanie (Honnold) Zimmer, great-grandson to Sam Honnold, great-great-grandson to Mary Marguarite (Goble) Honnold and the great-great-great-grandson of George Washington (9) Goble and Arletta "Lettie" Ann Geyer of the Thomas Goble Tree.


Andrienne Jolee Drake was born December 10, 2005, at MATTOON, Coles Co., Illinois to Nichole Marie Drake.  Nichole is daughter of Daniel Lee Drake, granddaughter of Martha (Honnold) Drake, great-granddaughter of Mary Marguarite (Goble) Honnold and the great great-granddaughter of George Washington (9) Goble and Arletta "Lettie" Ann Geyer of the Thomas Goble Tree.




Thursday, 24 February 2005

BENJAMIN H. HONNOLD – 79, of Oakland, died at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 23, 2005) at Prairie View Care Center, Charleston. He farmed and raised dairy cattle and hogs for many years before starting a 25-year career as a truck driver. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 27) at the Taber Funeral Home. Burial with military rites will follow in Harmony Cemetery, north of Kansas. Friends may call after noon on Saturday, and the family will be present for the visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Edgar County 4-H Federation, 201 W. Washington, Paris, Ill. 61944.

  Mr. Honnold was born Oct. 7, 1925, at Kansas, the son of O. Lester Honnold and Mary M. Goble Honnold. He married Gladys Judy on Aug. 5, 1950, at Paris. She survives. He is also survived by one daughter, Phyllis Abt of Fort Collins, Colo.; four sons, Keith Honnold of Weston, Mass., Reece Honnold of Oakland, Roger Honnold of Charleston and Eric Honnold of Decatur; one brother, Sam Honnold of Kansas; four sisters, Barbara Brosman of Effingham, Mary Alice Hawkins of Charleston, Judith Masters of Greenville and Martha Drake of Charleston; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one grandson.

  Mr. Honnold was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served from May 1950 to June 1953. He was a 1943 graduate of Kansas High School. He was a member of the Harmony Methodist Church and the Charleston Moose Lodge. He was a leader of the Kansas Royal 4-H Club for more than 25 years.

Benjamin Harold (11) Honnold is from the Thomas Goble Tree.


Donald Archie MOORE died 26 March 2005 in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, in his 65th year.  Don was predeceased by his parents, William Archie MOORE and Marion Doreen GOBLE.  He married Diane Elisabeth FOSTER on 23 August 1969.  Don farmed the home farm with his father and brother until muscular dystrophy prevented him from doing so. He is survived by his wife and daughter, Michelle, and two brothers and two sisters.  His funeral was held on 29 March 2005 with interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford, Ontario.  He attended Villa Nova Baptist Church of which Elder Jacob GOBLE was a founding member in 1850.  Elder GOBLE is the patriarch of many GOBLE families in southern Ontario.[6]

Donald Archie (11) Moore is from the Thomas Goble Tree.


Richard Harlan Bragg died 26 May 2005 in Fresno, California at age 83. He was the husband of Doris Anne Fitzsimons, son-in-law of Velma Goble Fitzsimons Christensen of the Thomas Goble Tree. [7]

Richard Harlan Bragg is connected to the Thomas Goble Tree.


The Daily Statesman (Dexter, MO) 

Friday, September 23, 2005

Mildred M. Maddox, daughter of the late Frank S. and Bertha Wills Goble, was born in Puxico on Aug. 6, 1913, and died at the AuSable Valley Home in Cumins, Mich., on Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at the age of 92.

Mrs. Maddox had lived in St. Louis where she and her husband operated a grocery store in the 1930s. She moved to Michigan and spent many years. She became a real estate sales agent in the 1950s and in 1957 purchased the Dearborn Valley Real Estate and Insurance Agency. In 1965 she purchased the Mil-Crest Restaurant in Warren, Mich., and in 1970 they owned the Northwood Motel in Mio, Mich. Following that she won a new automobile in Florida for her Tupperware sales. During the American Bi-Centennial, one of her self-designed quilts hung in the governor's mansion. She joined the Church of Christ in Butler City 75 years ago. She enjoyed quilting, making antique reproduction dolls of which she won many awards, and genealogy research.

She was married to Tucker Maddox, and he preceded her in death in 1973.

Surviving are one son, Kenneth Maddox of Tucson, Ariz.; three daughters, Norma Elvera Brown of Plymouth, Mich., Ruth Virginia Maxwell of Cumins, Mich., Katheryn Carol Haddad of Windsor, Ontario; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Garland Goble of Stockbridge, Mich.; and one sister, Pauline Van Hooser of Jonesboro, Ark.

Visitation will be held after 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, in the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Puxico.

Interment will follow in the Rock Hill Cemetery near Puxico with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Marie (10) Goble Maddox is connected to the Thomas Goble Tree.


Sandra Kay Lewman, 59, Arkansas City died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at the Via Christi Regional Medical Center - St. Francis Campus in Wichita. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at the Bible Christian Church in Arkansas City. The family will hold private interment services.

Sandra was born Aug. 26, 1946, to Samuel L. Honnold and Lera L. (Hance) Honnold in Paris, Ill. She graduated from Kansas, Illinois, High School in 1964 and continued her education at the University of Illinois. On May 29, 1983, she married Larry E. Lewman in Arkansas City, where the couple has made their home since. She was a stockbroker with Professional Investment Services. Sandra was a member of the Bible Christian Church, Beta Sigma Phi, Soroptimist and the Walnut Valley Quilters Guild in Arkansas City.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Lewman of the home; two daughters, Lori Smith and her husband, Alan, Estes Park, Colo., Mary Andrade Carlson and her husband, Victor, of Lawrence; stepchildren, Russell Lewman, Brandy Burkett and her husband, Karl Jr., all of Arkansas City, Alan Lewman and his wife, Ryan, Lamont, Okla.; brother, Terry Honnold, of Davenport, Iowa; four sisters, Melanie Zimmer, Midland, Mich., Donna Beason, Charleston, Ill., Amy Winberg and Lisa Box, both of Sanford, Mich.; father, Samuel Honnold, Kansas, Ill.; six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Hannah and Rebecca Smith, Adryan and Kaci Lewman and Gracie Burkett. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lera Honnold; and a son, Richard Carlson.

A memorial has been established with American Diabetes Association. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home of Arkansas City. Online condolences may be made at . Sandra Kay (12) Honnold Lewman is connected to the Thomas Goble Tree.

The Arkansas City Traveler


Daniel Lee (Danny) Goble, age 36,died Thursday, October 27, 2005 at his home. He was the son of Alfred Lee and Evelyn Mae Mick Goble of our German Goble tree. Services were held October 30, 2005 at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Hindman, Kentucky. Deffort (Honeybun) Thornsberry, Kelly Slone and Burton Ratliff officiated. Burial was at Dewey Slone Cemetery, Topmost, Kentucky. Survivors include brothers Albert Goble, Charlie Goble, Alfred Goble, Jr. and Dewey Slone; and sisters Marie Frye and Donna Goble. Daniel Lee (Danny) Goble is connected to the German Goble Tree. [8]



Gladys Mandilla Goble Butts, age 98, died November 8, 2005. She was born 20 July 1907 in Tulare, California to William Emil Goble and Ida Mabel Stoddard of the Thomas Goble tree. She married Aaron W. Butts on 20 Jul 1924 and they had two children: William Donovan Butts who died in 1953 and Kenneth Leroy Butts who died in 1961. A grandson, William Timothy Butts survives. Gladys Mandilla (11) Goble Butts is connected to the Thomas Goble Tree. [9]


Obit from Taylorsville Times paper:

Genevieve “Jan” Goble Childers, died Saturday, December 3, 2005. She was a resident of the North Carolina Lutheran Home at the time of her death. She was a lifelong resident of Hickory and was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church, ELCA, where she held a number of positions within the Lutheran church on both local and state levels. Prior to declining health, she was active in religious and civic non-profit organizations. Her talents were many, but her handwork and quilting were exceptional. The most important aspects of her life were her church, family, and friends. Her’s was a kind, gentle spirit, and she was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, David Jerome and Amanda Goble; two brothers, Lloyd R. Little and David E. Goble; and two sisters, Mary Catherine Goble and Emo Icenhour.       Mrs. Childers is survived by a daughter, Sharon C. Williams, and son-in-law, the Honorable H. Bruce Williams of Columbia, S.C. She was a proud grandmother of Elizabeth Margaret “Meg” Williams and Anne Carlisle Williams of Columbia, S.C. Also surviving are her two sisters, Helen Siesicki of Black Mountain and Madeline Hefner of Taylorsville; a brother, Roscoe Goble of Taylorsville; and a brother-in-law, Chet Siesicki of Black Mountain. Mrs. Childers is survived by a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.     Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 5, 2005, in the chapel at the St. Stephens Lutheran Church, ELCA, in Hickory. A private burial followed in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Taylorsville. Memorials may be made to St. Stephens Lutheran Church, ELCA, to St. John’s Lutheran Church, to Lenoir-Rhyne College, or to the charity of one’s choice. Bass-Smith Funeral Home of Hickory was in charge of arrangements.[10]  Genevieve Goble Childers is connected to the Southern Goble Tree.



Louise Girts Melton died December 14, 2005 in a Toledo, Ohio hospital. She was born March 21, 1924 to Emma Goble Girts and John Girts.  She was a graduate of the Toledo Hospital of Nursing. She married C. Huber Melton on November 29, 1952 in Toledo.  In addition to her husband of 53 years, she is survived by two daughters, Jean Wagner of Toledo and Jane Smith of Phoenix, AZ, and two grandchildren.  In addition to  her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Girts, Jr.[11]  E. Louise (11) Girts Melton is part of the Thomas Goble Tree.


Thanks to all who have been so supportive and helpful over the past year.  Next year we will begin to plan the 2007 reunion.  I look forward to seeing you again.  Love to all,




[1] Submitted by Janice (11) Goble Caloia


[3] (

[4] Written by Paul Woodham, provided by Mandy Willard.

[5] Provided by Mark Kenneth Goble Elms

[6] Provided by John Moore.

[7] Provided by Ruth N. Goble

[8] Provided by Robin Frye .

[9] Provided by Ruth N. Goble

[10] Provided by Ray Gryder II via Corban Goble

[11] Provided by Phyllis Goble Zoerkler & Paul Goble