By Evelyn Goble Steen
Goble Family Association Membership Rate: $10.00 per year includes Newsletter
The 2007 Goble Family Reunion will be held in Branson, Missouri June 30, 2007.
Please mark your calendars now for the weekend of June 30, 2007 in Branson, Missouri. There are 3 major airports to be considered for those of you who will be flying: Kansas City, St. Louis and Little Rock. Air travelers would need to rent a car at the airport and drive to Branson from any of the 3 airports. I have found no shuttle services available to Branson.
The Grand Plaza in Branson has offered a special promotional rate of $83/Night, based on 2 adults and 2 children in a room (each additional adult in a room will come with a $5 surcharge per the hotel's policy). Each room will come with 2 Queen Beds, Cable TV, FREE wireless high speed internet, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Guests also enjoy a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast served daily. The special rate we will receive will have to be schedule through our contact only. Please follow the guidelines below when booking your room(s):
On Line Booking
o Log on to http://www.leisureres.com/branson/
o Click on the picture of the Grand Plaza Hotel on the top of the page
o You will see a screen pop up that will allow you to enter dates of travel and number of guests in the room
o Enter the information in the booking area. You must enter the word Goble in the "Promotional Code" box to receive the reduced rate
o You will receive a confirmation email within minutes of booking the room
o Contact 1-866-467-6250 during normal business hours, which are 8:30 - 5:15 CDT, Monday - Friday. Please tell the reservationists that you are with the Goble Family Reunion group.
I have heard from several that the on-line booking doesn’t work if you are trying to book for additional days or for a different size room. If that is what you want to do calling the toll free number would be your best bet!
We plan to gather on Friday afternoon, June 29th, and evening in the Ridgeview Room where we will set up our displays for the reunion. If you will need a table for a display please let me know as soon as possible. On Saturday, June 30th we will meet at 10:00 in the Ridgeview Room after breakfast. The hotel amenities include a deluxe continental breakfast served daily from 7:00 to 10:00 am. A buffet dinner will be arranged for 12:00 to 1:00. Our festivities will conclude at 4:00pm to allow you to plan an evening of entertainment in Branson. We will say our goodbyes Sunday morning after breakfast. Please fill out the attached form and return it to me ASAP.
The program is beginning to develop. Does anyone have a particular talent they would like to share?
Newspaper: Lake Placid News
Date: Friday, July 4, 1924
Title: Found! – Creator of the Hot Dog Game
Subtitle: Adolph Gobel , Who Recently Died in Brooklyn, Started It All
Adolph Gobel who died in Brooklyn the other day, would doubtless have been immortalized by Brillat Savarin if the famous Frenchman who wrote so wittily about the table had known him. For Gobel was the leading personage in creating the great American "Hot-Dog" habit.
The hot dog business be it said, custom of the general public is always more profitable than those of the so-called luxury class.
It is said that more than thirty thousand hot dogs are sold at the Polo Grounds on a Sunday... Gobel's concern alone was said to be in turning out more than one hundred and fifty tons of frankfurters every week, as well as other products and additional capacity was being provided.
The importance of Gobel's plant was that from the beginning its frankfurters set the pace for high quality and popularity. All the art and science available in the packing business were concentrated upon this small specialty by the astute Gobel. The patron of the sidewalk stand was given the same perfection as the diner in the Ritz. During a six-day bicycle race in Madison Square Garden more than sixty thousand hot dogs were sold to the audience. A concessionaire at Coney Island serves more than two tons of the hot dogs every Sunday. Suburban dealers who specialize in the automobile trade often sell upward of fifteen hundred daily during the week-end and on holidays with satisfactory week-day demand.
The extraordinary demand for the hot dog has become national. They are the mainstay of more and more quick service lunchrooms and concessionaires at outing and amusement places. Mr. Gobel has started something by giving the public a quality product in an appetizing form.
At ten cents each there is a handsome profit in the hot dog stands doing a volume business. It is said that thanks to the standard set by Gobel only those selling the best can retain a good, steady trade. The generous serving of mustard almost costless per proportion, is an important element in pleasing the patron causing him to ask for more hot dogs.
This German immigrant who came to America forty-four years ago at the age of sixteen, well deserved the fortune and good name that came to him in the packing industry and provision trade. He put the manufacture of what was regarded as a negligible item on such a high basis that the American public became his patron. While others imitated him, the name of the master was respected by everyone. His success is evidence that it pays manufacturers and businessmen to treat the public right, no matter how small or unimportant a thing may seem to be.
Researcher finds pilgrims probably saw a Category 3
, Associated Press
NEW YORK — The winds whipped up to 130 mph, snapping pine trees like pickup sticks and blowing houses into oblivion. A surge of water, 21 feet high at its crest, engulfing victims as they desperately scurried for higher ground.
This wasn't New Orleans in August 2005. This was New England in August 1635, battered by what was later dubbed "The Great Colonial Hurricane" — the first major storm suffered by the first North American settlers, just 14 years after the initial Thanksgiving celebration in Plymouth Colony.
The Puritans' biggest test roared up the coast from the south, an unprecedented and terrifying tempest that convinced rattled residents the apocalypse was imminent. It killed 700 people, including 600 in New England, and left 63,000 homeless.
"The settlers easily could have packed up and gone home," said Nicholas Coch, a professor of geology at Queens College and one of the nation's foremost hurricane experts.
Last year, Coch used information that he collected from detailed colonial journals to reconstruct the great hurricane. The data was brought to Brian Jarvinen at the National Hurricane Center, where it was interpreted using the SLOSH (Sea, Lake and Overland Surges from Hurricanes) computer model.
The result: The hurricane likely tracked farther west than was thought, passing over uninhabited easternmost Long Island before moving north into New England. Once clear of the colonies, it veered off into the Atlantic.
Coch said the pioneers from across the Atlantic likely endured a Category 3 hurricane, moving faster than 30 mph, with maximum winds of 130 mph and a very high storm surge.
The local crops, along with the forests and many local structures like the Aptucxet trading house on the southwest side of Cape Cod, suffered major damage.
Our own Thomas Goble and family would have been in the colonies at the time of the hurricane. We have found no description of the event in any of the historical writings about the Goble family.
Jos Goble built his first electric car while still in his teens and traveled the globe before the age of twenty-one. Jos discusses how his car project came about, his upcoming projects, and his preference for green energy. For more information on the Creating Success podcast, please visit www.successpodcast.net. (I don’t know how Jos is connected at this time.)
Recently Addison Goble paid a visit to the Goble Playground in New York and provided photographs. The first article on the playground appeared in our Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2006 issue of the Goble Family Newsletter.
This playground in New York City honors George S. Goble, who ran an ice pond and icehouse in the Bronx during the 1860s. Adjacent to the playground is Macomb’s Road, named after the merchant and landowner, Alexander Macomb. In 1813, his son Robert Macomb erected a dam that held back the Harlem River at 160th Street. The construction enraged local residents since it blocked large boats sailing the river, and in 1838, a group of disgruntled Westchester farmers tore down the dam with axes.
Goble Playground is part of a long history of recreational parks in New York City. From 1865 to 1895, as the population of the City doubled the streets teemed with children. Leading reformers lobbied for the creation of a new kind of small park for children — the playground. The earliest playgrounds, called “sand gardens,” appeared in the 1880s on the grounds of settlement houses. Furnished with innovative play equipment like seesaws, and staffed by trained recreation specialists, the playground was designed to be a “healthful influence upon morals and conduct.”
As Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), 26th U.S. President, and President of the Playground Association of America wrote: “If we would have our citizens contented and law-abiding, we must not sow the seeds of discontent in childhood by denying children their birthright of play.”
Parks acquired the land for Goble Playground, at the southeast corner of Macombs Road and Goble Place, in two parts: the first section by purchase on October 20, 1936 and the second by condemnation on October 23, 1936. Commissioner Stern named the property Goble Playground on June 10, 1987. In December 1997, a $102,749 renovation sponsored by Mayor Giuliani was completed that added new play equipment, safety surfacing, handball courts, and landscaping.
Guard celebrates 370 years – or 19 generations of lifers
What is a few years younger than the Mayflower Compact (1620); a lot older than the Declaration of Independence (1776) and U.S. Constitution (1787); predates the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps by 139 years; and is 311 years older than the Air Force?
Answer: The National Guard.
Known originally as the militia, the National Guard turns 370 years young December. 13.
It all started in 1636 when the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which functioned as the colony’s legislature, ordered existing militia companies from the towns surrounding Boston to form into three regiments: North, South and East. It’s quite possible that Thomas Goble was part of the Miltia!
While other English colonies like Virginia and Spanish colonies like Florida and Puerto Rico had individual towns with militia companies before 1636, Massachusetts was the first place in the New World where the population was large enough to justify organizing companies into regiments for command and control. These regiments became a kind of military “family” for members. Although their names have been changed and individual companies have come and gone, the three regiments still exist in the Massachusetts National Guard.
1636 - The First Muster
When the National Guard's oldest regiments met for their first drill on the village green in Salem, Massachusetts, they were barely 3 months old, organized on December 13th, 1636, the date we now celebrate as the National Guard birthday.
In 1637, the English settlements in North America were a tiny fringe along the Eastern seaboard. As settlement pushed west into the interior, the institution of the militia, which the colonists brought with them from England, went with them. The militia tradition meant citizens organizing themselves into military units, responsible for their own defense. The militia, later called the National Guard, has fought in all the nation's major wars, as it fights today in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its oldest units, like the one pictured above, are the oldest units in the United States military and among the oldest military units in the world.
In 1636, the militia’s primary firearm was the crude matchlock musket, which could take 56 steps to load and fire. Nearly one-third of militia Soldiers carried only a long pole, or pike, into combat.
Our colonial forefathers could not have imagined much of what their descendants can use in combat today. 
Riley Emersen (13) Zavala. was born at the Kaiser hospital in Fresno, California on 9/24/2007. She weighed 6 1/2 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long. She is the daughter of Roderick and Jennifer (Goble) Zavala (12) & Granddaughter of Keith Lynn Goble(12) of the Thomas Goble tree.
William Eldon (14) Burke was born November 7, 2006 at home, Littleton, Jefferson co., CO to Jeffrey Jerome (13) Burke and Sara Jean Steen of the Thomas Goble tree. William Eldon is the first grandson of Timothy Raymond Burke and Mary "Suzanne" (12) Hawkins of the Thomas Goble Tree. 
o Esther Goble of Kansas City Missouri is recovering from cataract surgery.
o Arlene Goble of Lake Havasu City, Arizona is dealing with macular degeneration and is undergoing treatment.
70th Birthday Event for Patricia Weaver.
Above is Patricia Ann (12) Faulkner Weaver, her brother Jack Faulkner and sister Judith Oken, all children of Margaret (11) Goble Faulkner of the Thomas Goble Tree.
Lucas Nathaniel (13) Crum married Milena Rebecca Lourance on November 18, 2006 in Carlinville, Illinois. Lucas is the son of Alan Kerry Crum and Joyce Irene (12) Hawkins of the Thomas Goble Tree. 
MARIETTA , Ohio – Phyllis Goble Zoerkler, 79, of Marietta , Ohio , died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2006 , at her home. Born June 9, 1927 , in Shippenville, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Mabel Wolfe Goble. She was married July 16, 1949 , in Fryburg to Raymond N. Zoerkler and he survives. They were married for 57 years. Mrs. Zoerkler graduated from Clarion University and was a teacher in Oil City and Bradford school districts. She retired from Dawes Memorial Library, Marietta College in 1992. Mrs. Zoerkler was a member of Marietta Reading Club and served on several boards in Marietta , including American Association of University Women, Friends of the Museum and Learning in Retirement. She was a dedicated volunteer for the Campus Martius Museum and The Caring Connection. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Miller and her husband, Gary, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jennifer Harar and her husband, Jack, of Manassas, Va.; two grandsons, Nicholas Miller and his wife, Laura, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Jason Miller of Vernon, Conn.; a brother, Charles Goble and his wife, Helen, of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte Goble. Visitation was held Sunday, December 10, 2006 , at Marietta Chapel of Cawley and Peoples Funeral Home, 408 Front Street , Marietta . Graveside services were held Monday, December 11, 2006 , at Mound Cemetery in Marietta . Memorials may be made to The Caring Connection, 411 Scammel Street , Marietta , or to Home Nursing and Hospice, 210 North Seventh Street , Marietta , Ohio 45750. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cawleyandpeoples.com (Thomas Goble Tree)
George Robert "Bob" (12) Wadding passed away on June 10, 2006, in Newbury Park, CA. he was born March 13, 1917, and was 89 years old. His wife, Frances Ida Pollard Wadding, passed away May 17, 2003, in Los Angeles, CA. She was 83. Bob & Frances Wadding's grandson, Robert David (13) Wadding, passed away on May 3, 2003, in Bremerton, WA. He was born August 14, 1968, and was 34 years old. (Thomas Goble Tree)
BELFRY - Arnold Ray Goble, 70, of Forest Hills, died Tues. Funeral noon Fri, Rogers Funeral Home. Visit 6pm Thurs.
Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 11/23/2006 (Connection Unknown).
LENOIR -- Agnes Lenoir Brown Goble, 106, died
November 2, 2006. Funeral 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Pindy Grove Baptist Church,
with visitation beginning at 1:30 p.m. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and
Crematory in charge.
PEORIA - Riley Emersen (13) Zavala. was born at the Kaiser hospital in Fresno, California on 9/24/2007. She weighed 6 1/2 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long. She is the daughter of Roderick and Jennifer (Goble) Zavala (12) & Granddaughter of Keith Lynn Goble(12) of the Thomas Goble treeWilliam Eldon (14) Burke was born November 7, 2006 at home, Littleton, Jefferson co., CO to Jeffrey Jerome (13) Burke and Sara Jean Steen of the Thomas Goble tree. William Eldon is the first grandson of Timothy Raymond Burke and Mary "Suzanne" (12) Hawkins of the Thomas Goble Tree. Lucas Nathaniel (13) Crum married Milena Rebecca Lourance on November 18, 2006 in Carlinville, Illinois. Lucas is the son of Alan Kerry Crum and Joyce Irene (12) Hawkins of the Thomas Goble Tree.
GOBLE, Delbert D., 86, retired from Air Force, of Burnet died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. today, Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, Burnet. Burial Post Mountain Cemetery, Burnet. (German Tree)
Published in the Austin American-Statesman on 8/17/2006.
GOBLE, Dale Arthur, 64, of Tampa, passed away
October 25, 2006. (Relationship
HICKORY - Evelyn Lail Goble, 71, of Hickory, died Sept. 17, 2006, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Born Sept. 3, 1935, in Cleveland County, she was a daughter of the late Forrest Taft and Catherine Franklin Lail. A member of Lawndale Missionary Methodist Church, she retired from the hosiery industry. Mrs. Goble was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn E. Goble; a daughter, Julie M. Goble; and a brother, Stephen Lail. Survivors include a son, Bryan K. Goble of the home; three daughters, Karen L. Goble of Conover, Glenda Goble of Claremont and Sandra G. Wise of Newton; three brothers, Charles Lail, Tom Lail and John Lail of Lawndale; three sisters, Doris Dayberry, Nancy Dalton and Anne Hubbard of Lawndale; two granddaughters, Holly Wise and Kelly Wise of Newton; and a grandson, William Wise of Newton. A memorial service will be conducted by the Revs. Fred Towery, Jack Watters and Floyd Bottoms at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bass-Smith Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Bass-Smith Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Evelyn Lail Goble. (Connection Unknown)
Published in the Hickory Daily Record on 9/19/2006.
GOBLE - Frances P. "Fran," 80, formerly of Toms River, died Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at her residence in New Port Richey, Fla. Born in Newark, she was a switchboard operator for the telephone company and after her marriage, Fran devoted her life to caring for her family. She was active in the Holiday City Community Association before moving to Florida in 2004. She was a devoted mother to three daughters, Joan, Janet and Diane, and grandmother to Kristen, Brittany, T.J., Callie and Jennifer. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence (2005) and son, William (2001). Services and interment will be at Florida National Cemetery. Arrangements by The Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson, Fla., 727-868-4441. (Connection Unknown)
Published in the Star-Ledger on 7/9/2006.
SALISBURY - Paul C. Goble, 78, of Salisbury, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at Rowan Regional Medical Center after months of declining health. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Goble was born July 13, 1928, in Hiddenite to William O. Goble Sr., and Alma Patterson Goble.
He graduated from Hiddenite High School in 1946 as one of a few members of his class who elected to return for the then optional 12th grade. This would mark the first in a long series of educational experiences and achievements that characterized his life-long commitment to education.
In 1953, he received the A.B. degree in Social Studies and Business from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory. In 1956, he received his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. In 1961, he received his M.A. in School Administration and Business Administration from Appalachian State University in Boone. In 1976, he received his ED.S. degree as a Specialist in Education from UNC-Chapel Hill.
An educator by training, he taught seventh grade at Hiddenite High School from 1956-58, seventh grade at Frank B. John School in Salisbury from 1958-59 and eighth grade (Typing, Social Studies) at Knox Junior High from 1959-64. For five years in the summer, he taught drivers education at Boyden High School, (later Salisbury High School). He served as Principal at John S. Henderson Elementary School from 1964-68, at Calvin H. Wiley Elementary from 1968-79 and at Harold D. Isenberg (K-3) from 1979-1988 and (K-5) from 1988-1991 when he retired.
Over the years he taught many students and made many friends with the teachers and principals in the Salisbury City and later Salisbury-Rowan School Systems.
He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Salisbury since arriving in Salisbury in 1958 and served as a Deacon and vice-chairman of the Deacons, Sunday School teacher, member of the Nominating Committee, Lords' Supper Committee, Weekday Early Education Center Committee, Welcome Committee, Church Resolutions Committee and also served as a member of the Men's Prayer Breakfast group, Baptist Men's Group, Usher, Human Resources Council, Outreach Programs, and was treasurer of his Sunday School class and the Bethel Mission Project.
A member of the Salisbury Lions Club since 1977, in 2002 he was honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow, one of the highest honors bestowed upon Lions Club members.
He volunteered with Rowan Helping Ministries and served as a representative on the Salisbury Community Appearance Commission.
He was preceded in death by his mother in 1980 and father in 1989, and by one sister, Ethel Mae Goble Hollar, in 2002.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Kaye Warren Goble, whom he met as a teenager in Hiddenite. They shared 53 blissful years of marriage after a long courtship. He is also survived by his sons, Dr. Alan Goble (and wife Lisa) of Greensboro and Glenn Goble (and wife Roxanne) of Great Barrington, Mass.; brothers the Rev. William O. Goble Jr. (and wife Roberta) of Taylorsville, Raeford Goble (and wife Lois) of Charlotte and Gerald Goble (and wife Athie) of Hiddenite; and three grandchildren, Megan of Greensboro, Noah and Kate, both of Great Barrington, Mass. Visitation: The family will receive visitors at Summersett Funeral Home in Salisbury from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Service: Following a private burial service, a Celebration of Life will be held at First Baptist Church on Monday Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. with Dr. Kenneth Lance, pastor, officiating. (Southern Goble Tree)
Published in the Salisbury Post on 10/15/2006.
June 30, 2007
Hotel Amenities include a free deluxe Continental Breakfast – Served daily 7:00 am – 10:00 am
· Assorted Fresh Juices
· Fresh Fruit of the Day
· Assorted Fruit Yogurt Cups
· Hard Boiled Eggs
· Assorted Cold Cereals
· Hot Cereal
· Apple Sauce
· Bagel & Toast cream cheese and peanut butter provided
· Breakfast Rolls and Pastries
· Freshly Brewed Coffee
· Hot Tea
Game Room, Fitness Center, Hot Tub, Indoor Pool, Sun Deck
Indoor Corridors, Elevators, Plaza View Restaurant, Plaza View Lounge, Scenic View
The Dinner Buffet will include three meat dishes, one potato dish, two vegetables, salad, freshly baked dinner rolls, ice tea, coffee and water and desert. We will be able to fine-tune the menu early next year.
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aTTEND THE 2007 GOBLE FAMILY REUNION
June 29, 30 and July 1, 2007
in branson, Missouri
GOBLE GENEALOGY HOMEPAGE
Fill out the enclosed form and let us know you’re coming!
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 Photographs provided by Addison Goble.
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