Individual Record 90

Name}   Noble, Marion (Mern) Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 13 May 1864 Place} Elma, Perth, Ontario
Marr.: Date}   Place}      
Death: Date} Exa 24 Oct 1949   C Place} At home, 505 N. Second St., Alhambra, Los Angeles, California
Burial: Date} Exa 27 Oct 1949 Place} Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, San Bernardino, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}  41 = 1910 USA cen
Source 2}  69 = Cemetery rec
Source 3}  72 = Bible record
Source 4}  89 = Diary
Source 5} 129 = Funeral rec
Source 6} 130 = Funeral rec
Source 7} 138 = Death certif
Source 8} 182 = Photograph
Source 9} 187 = Photograph
Source 10} 197 = Photograph
Parents: } Walter Noble, Sr., & Agnes Detwiller
   Relationship No.} 5
1st Household No.} 89 = Logan Twp., Perth, Ontario
      Occupation 1} Clerk/secretary
       Occupation 2} Servant
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime}  
 Total Number of} 0
Source 11}  200 = 1900 USA cen
Source 12}  213 = Photograph
Source 13}  244 = 1871 CAN cen
Source 14}  248 = 1881 CAN cen
Source 15}  322 = Business dir
Source 16}  323 = Phone book
Source 17}  324 = Phone book
Source 18}  325 = Business dir
Source 19}  364 = Church recd
Source 20}  400 = Newspaper
Source 21}  533 = Death record
Source 22}  620 = Photograph
Source 23}  625 = Land deed
Source 24}  671 = Photograph
Source 25}  733 = 1920 USA cen
Source 26}  743 = 1930 USA cen
Source 27}  756 = Photograph
Source 28}  899 = 1891 CAN cen
Source 29}  915 = Citizenship
Source 30}  1226=Newspaper
Source 31}  1226=Obituary
Source 32}  1248=Newspaper
Source 33}  1255=1940 USA cen
Source 34}  1260=Letter
Click to enlarge Notes:  Marion Noble, known as Mern in her later years, was born 13 May 1864 in Elma Twp., Perth, Ontario.  In the 1871, 1881, and 1891 Canada census records, Marion was living with her parents and siblings in Logan, Perth, Ontario.  The 1900, 1910, and 1920 U.S. census records all differ as to when Marion immigrated to the United States.  Her Declaration of Intention, dated 26 Nov 1915, states she arrived in Fort Detroit on 10 Feb 1887, traveling from Sarnia, Ontario on a feryboat.  The 1930 U.S.census shows that both she and her sister Mary were naturalized in 1906, which is improbable.  Mary became a naturalized citizen in 1917.

In the 1900 U.S. census, Marion was living with a David Edwards, his wife, and four children, on Beacon Street in Los Angeles, California.  Her occupation was listed as servant.  She attended the weding of her sister Amy to Henry Olson in Ontario in Jun 1906.  Also in Ontario that week were Mr. D. W. Edwards and Will Edwards.  In the 1910 U.S. census, she was living with her mother Agnes and sister Mary at 22 North 5th Street, Alhambra.  Agnes owned the home free of a mortgage.

Click to enlarge In 1912, Marion, her sister Mary and her mother Agnes took a trip to Kansas to visit Agnes' sisters, Marion and Mary.  Marion went on to visit the relatives in North Dakota and Ontario before returning home.  She is the one who probably took the photograph of the three sisters seen at the left.  Agnes died in 1914, and Marion became head of the household, living with her sister Mary.  Sometime prior to 1926, she had a house built at 505 North Second Street, Alhambra.  This was just across the street from her sister Amy and husband Henry Olson's home.

The 1930 U.S. census shows Marion living at 505 N. Second Street with Mary.  She owned the house, with a value of $8,100.  Also in the household was Nellie Noble, age 19, a niece.  A notation of "April 10, 1930" may indicate that Nellie was visiting and leaving the next day.  In 1932, Mary became a joint tenant on the deed to the house, and in 1939, business records show Mary as head of the household.

On January 29, 1908, Marion became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Alhambra.  Marion was a clerk or secretary for an insurance office.  By the 1930 U.S. census, the census gives her age as 65, and she was not employed.  Presumably, she had retired.  The 1940 U.S. census show her as head of the household with Mary living with her.  She lived to the age of 85.

Marion was known variously as Marion, Marian, and Mern.  In the Canadian census records, her name is listed as Mary Ann.  She never married, but was the picture taker of her nephews and nieces.  When she was 51 years old she described herself as white, fair complexion, 5 feet 4 inches, weighing 151 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes.  She had a burn scar on her neck.  Marion died 24 Oct 1949 at home in Alhambra.  Funeral services were held at the Chapel of Turner, Stevens & Turner on 27 Oct 1949, officiated over by Rev. Russell J. Prentice.  Marion is buried in the family plot in Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, California.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death} 7:35 AM Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}  
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Marion, circa 1940 Click to enlarge
Immigr'n Date} Exa 10 Feb 1887 Port} Fort Detroit, Michigan
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition} Diabetes
 Cause of Death} Pneumonia
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 12 May 2014
Date Created}  17 Apr 1993
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