Owhyee Avalanche, L.A.York, Publisher, July 7 1899: N - O


We can safely say is the oldest inhabitant of Owyhee county. He is the father of Robert Noble, the well-known woolgrower of Owyhee county. Mr. Noble was born in Kirklinton parish, county Cumberland, England, August 13, 1800. In 1854 he emigrated to Canada,and from there moved to Tonawanda, New York. Resided there over twenty years, and since then has resided successively in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, and has made his home in Idaho with his son, Robert Noble, since May, 1895.

He is the father of thirteen children, grandfather to thirty-nine, and great grandfather to sixteen. His ninety-fifth birthday was celebrated with great eclat at his son’s residence, on August 13, 1895, and he anticipates another joyful gathering upon reaching his century mark, on which occasion we fervently trust we may all be there to see.


was born in county Cumberland, England, October 19, 1844. In 1854 his parents emigrated to Canada, and from there in 1857 to Tonawanda, New York state. At the outbreak of the Rebellion, he enlisted in the United States army, serving in the quartermaster‘s department, armies of the Northwest and Cumberland, until the close of the war, and, after his discharge, engaged in farming in Illinois, until 1870, when he came to Idaho and engaged in sheep raising, in which he has since continued with marked success, and has been located in Owyhee county since 1874. Is a member of the A. F. & A. M.,Boise commandery, and I. 0. 0. F. fraternities.


was born in Nikjopinq, Falster island, Denmark, September 2, 1841. At an early age, followed the sea and visited all portions of the globe, finally settling in California in the spring of 1862. From California he went to Virginia City, Nevada, and from there came to Silver City, Idaho, April 7, 1865. Was steward for More & Fogus for about a year, and then started a poultry ranch, and operated in mines with good sucess. In 1873 he made a trip to Europe, married there and returned to Silver City. In 1882 he purchased the Owyhee Exchange building at Silver City, moved it to Oreana, and opened it there as the Oreana hotel, which he continued until June, 1896, when he closed it up and engaged in ranching, poultry-raising and beekeeping.

Is a member of the A. F. & A. M.,,and has never sought any political favors.