|Name} Noble, Robina N. (Bena)||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Female|
|Birth: Date} Fam 16 Feb 1869||Place} , Perth, Ontario|
|Marr.: Date} Fam 31 Jan 1901||Place} Ontario, San Bernardino, California (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 13 Dec 1956||Place} Ontario, San Bernardino, California|
|Burial: Date} Exa 17 Dec 1956||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} Housewife |
Occupation 2} Servant
Dean, William Edgar|
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: Robina Noble was born 16 Feb 1869 in Perth, Ontario, Canada. The
Canada census records in 1871, 1881, and 1891 report that Robina, or Bena as she
was known, was living with her parents and siblings in Logan, Perth, Ontario.
It is presumed that she was born in Logan.|
Bena immigrated to the United States in 1892, and became a naturalized citizen. In the 1900 U.S. census, she was living with J. Martin and his wife at 830 Buena Vista, Los Angeles, California. She was listed as a housekeeper. This was shortly before her marriage to William Dean in 1901.
In the 1910 U.S. census, Bena and her husband Will, and first four children, were living at 809 "D" Street, Ontario. In the 1920 U.S. census, all five of their children were living with them. In the 1930 U.S. census, only the two youngest sons, Walter and William, were still living at home. In the 1940 U.S. census, only Will and Bena are listed. The 1940 U.S. census also reported that Bena had an 8th grade education.
I remember Will and Bena's house from my childhood. It was surrounded by orange groves, and there were plenty of chickens to feed. As her sister Mary recalled in her diary, on March 26, 1936, Bena had all of her chickens stolen. Bena made gingerbread cookies, which she kept in a metal-lined lower drawer in the kitchen. My mother always remembers them as being stale, but we children liked them.
Bena was very close to her sisters living in Alhambra, and they visited back and forth frequently, often staying overnight. Bena died 13 Dec 1956, in Ontario. She is buried in the family plot at Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, California.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death} 2:00 PM||Fraternal/Social}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photo} Robina, circa 1940|
|Immigr'n Date} 1892||Port}|
|Education: Grade} Eighth grade or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
Cause of Death}
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