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Memorable Manitobans: George Bruce Noble (1852-1921)


Born at Brantford, Ontario on 8 March 1852, son of John Noble and Anne Rispin, he was educated at the Brantford Central School and at a private school before quitting at the age of 16 to work as a clerk in a general store. He apprenticed as a carpenter in the Shultz Brothers machine works. After three years he went to Chicago where he worked for 15 months as a journeyman carpenter. He then returned to Brantford and worked as a carpenter, contractor, and builder until July 1882 when he moved to Brandon to become a general contractor, specializing in house moving. He also operated a farm threshing machine during the fall months.

On 20 October 1881, he married Emily Jane Cornish (1859-1946) at Alsie Craig, Ontario. They had eight children: Corine C. Noble (1882-?, wife of William Kennedy), Lloyd Wallace Noble (1884-?), Ella Rispin Noble (1887-?, wife of Stuart Sheris), Bruce Digby Noble (1889-?), George Louis Noble (1891-?), Pauline Minnie Noble (1894-?), Marion Zillah Noble (1896-?), and Victoria Helen May Noble (1904-?). The family resided at 160 Fourth Street in Brandon.

He died at Brandon on 25 October 1921 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 March 2010

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