|Name} Noble, Marion (Mern)||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Female|
|Birth: Date} Fam 13 May 1864||Place} Elma, Perth, Ontario|
|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||
|Parents: } Walter Noble, Sr., & Agnes Detwiller|
Relationship No.} 5
|1st Household No.} 89 = Logan Twp., Perth, Ontario|
| Occupation 1} Clerk/secretary|
Occupation 2} Servant
|Spouses: Prime} |
Total Number of} 0
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.
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}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Marion, circa 1940|
|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
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