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Memorable Manitobans: George Bruce Noble (1852-1921)

Contractor.

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.

Sources:

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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