THE GOBLE INN AND MARTIN FOUNDATION OF SUSSEX, NEW JERSEY
The Goble Inn was owned and operated by Dexter Smith Goble. Previously it had been known as The Van Campen Inn. The obituary below clarifies.
"Received his education in Sparta Township School system. Worked in Paterson and Newark N.J. on the street railroad's. In 1892 he purchased the DeCamp Hotel in Sussex, Sussex Co., N.J. which he operated for many years. Operated The Central Hotel in Sparta in 1889. Interested in trotting horses.
The New Jersey Herald- March 20, 1941
DEXTER S. GOBLE
DEAD AT AGE OF 77
Operated Inn many years. Helped to build Sussex Theatre Dexter S. Goble, proprietor of Goble Inn, Sussex, died Tuesday evening following a long illness. He was born at Sparta seventy-seven years ago, and moved to Sussex in 1892, purchasing the property that later became Goble Inn. He continued to operate the inn until 1915, and then again resumed it's operation in 1935.
In 1918 he and Clarence Smith, of Hamburg, constructed and operated the Sussex Theatre for ten years.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eva Goble. Services will be conducted at the inn tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by the Rev. A. J. W. Mowatt, pastor of the Sussex Presbyterian Church."
I have seen this photograph many times, but until receiving this obituary from Tom Wilson I was unable to ascertain the name of the original owner. The name on the top of the building is D. S. Goble. Thank you Tom.
Dexter Smith Goble is from our Unconnected Goble tree. His parents were Zophar H. Price Goble and Phoebe Caroline Cooper, grandparents: Benjamin Goble and Amanda Durmer. His great grandparents were David Goble (known as King David) and Martha/Marta Oakley. David Goble was born between 1760 and 1768 in Port Jervis,Orange, New York and died about 1837 in New jersey. We're always looking for a connection so please contact us if you know anything about "King David."Return to Goble Artifacts