By Evelyn Goble Steen           

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


Volume 13, Issue 2, June 2006






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.










·         OBITUARIES





2004 Goble Family Reunion



It may sound like it’s too early to begin to discuss the next Goble Reunion, but it will be here before we know it.  According to our bylaws the next reunion should be held in the middle of the country.  There are a variety of states and places to consider.  We will be gathering the reunion committee (on-line) to begin to make the arrangements sometime this summer.   We normally try to hold the affair during the summer months so that cousins with younger children can plan to attend.  That would give us a window of June through August of 2007. Please send us your suggestions. 


UPDATE: Suggestions for the next reunion include:

q       Branson Missouri

q       Wisconsin Dells

q       Dakotas

q       Michigan


If you would like to volunteer to help out with reunion planning please let us know!




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Hello Goble cousins, families, historians and genealogy researchers.  We are beginning our yearly membership drive with this newsletter.  If you have already joined the Goble Family Association for 2006-2007, THANK YOU!  When you join the Goble Family Association you will receive the Goble Family Newsletter either by hard copy or through Internet access. 


Registration is from July 2006 to July 2007 and is $10.00.  A hard copy newsletter will be snail mailed to your address unless you prefer to view the newsletter online. 


Please fill out and mail the form included with this newsletter.  If you have already joined, send the membership form to a relative.  Go ahead and make more copies.  The best way to grow our Association is by word of mouth!





History of the CAW Family Education Centre


   In the 1950s, the former Region 7 of the Canadian UAW first explored the idea of an education facility for Canadian union members. The Centre would offer education programs, and hold Council and other leadership meetings. Since August was a slow period for classes and meetings, the plan was to reserve this time for vacationers.

   A committee was struck to find a suitable site for such a union facility, and in 1956 they discovered the Gobleholm Lodge, a 12-1/2 acre site on the shores of Lake Huron, one mile south of Port Elgin, Ontario. It was described in the following way:



   The lodge is frame construction and well painted, with a plastered interior. The main lodge has a natural field stone fireplace, office, two dining rooms which seat over 75, 16 rooms and four baths. There are 10 or 12 cabins with two double beds and a two-piece bath in each.


   I recently heard from Robert C. Higgins about the lodge.  When he was a young boy about 5 or 6 years old, his family purchased the lodge and he provided the photograph above along with fond memories.

   You can read more about the area in an article published on the Goble Genealogy Homepage at:




"Lum and Abner" aired on radio as a fifteen-minute comedy serial from 1931 thru 1948, becoming a half-hour weekly comedy series from 1948-1950 and returning to quarter-hour format in 1953, ending its run in 1954. The subtle and witty shows stared Chester Lauck and Norris "Tuffy" Goff as Lum Edwards and Abner Peabody, owners and proprietors of the Jot 'Em Down Store in Pine Ridge, Arkansas.


Lauck and Goff were both born and raised in Arkansas and always maintained a strong love and affection for the characters they met and grew up with in their home state - quirks and all.  One of these colorful characters was Cedric Weehunt played by Edward Lasker Goble.[2]


Ed Lasker Goble (1906-1955) was born and raised in the Town of Pine Ridge Arkansas, one of 4 children born to John Gobble/Goble  and JoAnn Lewis of our German Goble tree.

For more information:





The Jinrikisha was actually invented by a Goble. Most of you know this story, but for those who are new to our family of researchers, enjoy!


The Jinrikisha/jinricksha is a small, two-wheeled Oriental vehicle, chiefly for passenger use, drawn by one man. In 1937 a Readers Digest article titled So That's How It Started reported: The Jinrikisha, commonly thought to have been for centuries a purely Japanese vehicle, was actually invented in 1871 at Yokohama by a poor American Baptist missionary, the Reverend Jonathan Goble. Desiring to give his sick wife gentle outdoor exercise, he showed a Japanese carpenter the picture of a baby carriage in Godey's Lady's Book, and suggested the plan and form. The result, the Jinrikisha, quickly displaced the palanquin (a covered litter or couch carried on poles by four or six bearers); and soon the Reverend Goble's invention was used around the world, especially where labor was cheap.




"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."

—Albert Einstein



CONGRATULATIONS to Brian and Marie Valentino. Brian has just announced that they became the proud parents of son, Joseph Vincent Valentino[4], Tuesday morning, April 4, 2006 at 7:10 AM. Mom, Baby and Dad are all exhausted but otherwise doing fine. Pictures and additional details are available on Joey’s website: "Thanks for all of your prayers and well wishes—they were most certainly answered!"








Paolo Joseph Freccia, the 9th great-grandson of John and Sarah (Goble) Shepard, was born April 12, 2006, in Menlo Park, San Mateo Co., CA. He is the son of Tobias (Toby) and Lisa (Giblin) Freccia. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.




On May 21, 2006 Margaret Emma (11) Goble Faulkner was taken to the hospital with leg pain and unable to walk.  After 3 days in the hospital having had many tests and becoming ill from pain medications Margaret was moved to a convalescent home near her family.  She has been diagnosed with osteonacrosis of the knee.  Margaret is 89 years old and has attended every Goble Reunion we’ve had!  She is recovering and should be home soon.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.  If you would like to send a card her address is: 2633 Pine Knoll Dr., #6, Walnut Creek, CA 94595[5]



August 20, 2006


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)




Jeffrey Sutton Goggans 1961-2006 Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2 p.m. at Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church in Paintsville, Ky., for Jeffrey Sutton Goggans, 44, of Paintsville, who passed away Sunday, March 26 at his residence. Mr. Goggans was born Dec. 8, 1961 in Atlanta, Ga., son of Lavaugh T. “Bunk” and Glenda Barnett Goggans. He was employed with Goggans Construction Company and was a member of Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to his parents are his former wife, Tracy Goble Goggans; two sons, Elijah and Cole Goggans, both of Staffordsville, Ky.; one brother, Dr. Phillip Neal (Jennifer) Goggans of Seattle, Wash.; and one nephew and two nieces. The service will be officiated by the Rev. John Boyd, with entombment following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Provided by Jennifer Moore


Tracy Leigh Goble, Jimmy Eugene Goble, Eugene Goble, William V. "Vinegar Bill" Goble, Isaac T. Goble, Isaac "Doc" Gobble, Isaac Gobble, Christian Gabel, Johann Friedrich Gabel, Hans (Johann) Jacob Gabel (German Goble Tree)





Thomas Goble[7]

   Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas “Ray” Goble, 70, Aurora, was Thursday, March 16, 2006, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Aurora, with burial in Riverview Cemetery, Aurora. Rullman Hunger Denney Funeral Home, Aurora, was in charge of the arrangements.

   Mr. Goble died Sunday, March 12, in Aurora. He was a line worker for Batesville Casket Company, retiring after 30 years. He was a member of Aurora Moose Lodge, Aurora Eagles, St. Mary Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus.

   He is survived by three brothers, Louis Goble, Cincinnati, Richard Goble, Lawrenceburg and Edward Goble, Batesville, and a sister, Mary Goble, Aurora.

   Memorials may be made to Dearborn County Hospice or St. Mary Catholic Church.


Unconnected Tree



March 15, 2006

Eileen Goble [8]

Dec. 2, 1916 — March 9, 2006

   Eileen Goble, of Westminster, died of natural causes Thursday, March 9, 2006, in Thornton. She was 89.

   The daughter of Nelson Buckles and Carrie Higbee Buckles, she was born Dec. 2, 1916, in Otego, Kan. She married Martin Goble on Dec. 9, 1939, in Denver. He died.

   Mrs. Goble moved to Boulder in 1964, and to Westminster in 2000.

   Survivors include two sons, Michael Goble, of Broomfield, and Gene Goble, of Lakewood; a sister, Lois Grand, of Aurora; and five grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by her brother, Lyle Buckles; and a sister, Betti Casey.

  A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Crist Mortuary Chapel, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder.


Unconnected Tree






HICKORY - Floyd C. Goble, 69, passed away March 2, 2006, in Arcadia, Calif.

He was born Jan. 14, 1937, in Catawba County.

   He proudly served two years in the U.S.

Army. He moved to California in 1976 and opened his own business, Goble’s Upholstery, in Temple City and later in San Gabriel. He belonged to the Moose, Lions Club and Elks. Elkdom was an important part of his life.

   He was preceded in death by his mother, father, three brothers and a sister.   He is survived by his best friend and love of his life, Joan; two daughters, Kathy and husband, Louis Long, and Sandy and husband, Daniel Huffman; three grandchildren, Brittany and Brandon Long and Cody Huffman; three sisters; and many nieces, nephews and friends.


Probably the Southern Goble Tree



Salina Journal, The (Apr/6/2006)  Salina, KS


Gladys Imogene Goble

   HAYS  Gladys Imogene Goble, 87, Hays, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006.

   Mrs. Goble was born Gladys Imogene Martin on Jan. 29, 1919, in Plainville.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold M., in 2004; a son, Florace; and a granddaughter.

   Survivors include a son, Mervyn of WaKeeney; three daughters, Gail Dobson, Maxine Wellbrock and Connie Korbe, all of Hays; 24 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

   The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church, Plainville. Burial will be in Plainville City Cemetery.

   Memorials may be made to the church.

   Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601, and from 1 p.m. to service time Friday at the church. Provided by Carole Weaver


Harold Meryn (10) Goble, Charles Clarendon (9) Goble, William J. (8) Goble, Abraham (Abram) (7) Goble, Caleb (6) Goble, Daniel (5) Goble, Daniel (4) Goble, Daniel/David (3) Goble, Daniel (2) Goble, Thomas (1) Goble,




Friday, April 14, 2006


…As a businessman, G. Vance Goble had the reputation for standing behind the work he and his employees performed.

   And as a Rotarian, he was awarded the organization's prestigious Paul Harris Award in recognition of his philanthropic work and willingness to reach out to those in need.

   Mr. Goble, of Oakmont, owner of Goble Refrigeration, died of kidney failure on Monday, April 10, 2006, at his home. He was 73.

   His daughter, JoAnn Schaub, said Mr. Goble was an outgoing and charismatic father who encouraged her at an early age to be her own person.

   "Dad thought that I should work in the trust department of a bank after I completed college. He thought such an experience would help me to become self-reliant and independent and to be able to care for myself.

   "I followed his advice, and today I am the vice president of the trust department in a bank in Tulsa, Okla., where my husband and I make our home."

   His son, J. Vance Goble, of Oakmont, the owner of Goble Manufacturing Co., a firm that specializes in building custom refrigeration equipment for industry, said his father was one of the best in the refrigeration business.

   "At one time we had 14 employees. Dad was tough. It could be difficult at times, but it was a rewarding experience. I learned so much from him. We worked together for 18 years, until I branched out and began my own business."

   His son recalled Mr. Goble's commitment to the Oakmont Rotary Club, and the numerous times he helped his father with such Rotary events as preparing the float for community Christmas parades.

   "I can still remember when Dad was president of the Oakmont Rotary and how he, along with his fellow Rotarians, raised funds for a variety of needy causes, including scholarships."

   Born and raised in Oakmont, Mr. Goble was one of three children of Albert G. and Estelle Schmidt Goble. His father was employed by Edgewater Steel Co. and his mother taught third grade for years in the Oakmont School District.

   In 1951, following graduation from Oakmont High School, where he played football, Mr. Vance spent a year at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington County before enrolling at the University of Pittsburgh.

   While at Pitt, Mr. Goble in 1955 met Carol Marchase, of Highland Park, whose father, Joseph Marchase, was the owner of a refrigeration business in the Strip District. They were married in 1956.

   "Mom often said she had no doubts that she would marry Dad when they met," said Schaub. "She said that she could see that he was a man of integrity, besides being handsome."

   Mrs. Goble died in 1977.

   Upon graduating from Pitt in 1958 with a degree in business administration, Mr. Goble joined his father-in-law's firm. "Dad worked with my grandfather up until the time he started his own refrigeration business in 1975," said Schaub.

   Mr. Goble was a member of the Oakmont Yacht Club and relaxed by taking his family on boat outings on the Allegheny River.

   In addition to his daughter and son, Mr. Goble is survived by a sister, Karel Beck of Longboat Key, Fla.; and two aunts, Susie Hall, of Alaska, and June Pearson, of Hubbard, Ohio.

   He was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Jacks.

   A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Burket-Truby Funeral Home, 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont.


G. Vance (11) Goble, Albert Vance (10) Goble, Albert "Bert" Jackson (9) Goble, Robert (8) Goble, Isaac (7) Goble, Enos (6) Goble, Gersham/Gershom (5) Goble, Robert (4) Goble, Daniel/David (3) Goble, Daniel (2) Goble, Thomas (1) Goble, Willmi (William) Goble.





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[1] Provided by Robert C. Higgins

[2] Researched based on information provided by LaRue Stone

[3] Encyclopedia Americana.

[4] Brian J. Valentino

[5] Provided by Patricia Weaver

[6] Provided by Lillian Goble Pace

[7] The Dearborn County Register 2006

[8] Boulder Daily Camera