Individual Record 219

Name}   Noble, Virginia Fern Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 9 Mar 1915 Place} Mott, Hettinger, North Dakota
Marr.: Date} Fam 8 May 1948 Place} Oakland, Alameda, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 11 Oct 2010 Place} Eureka, Humbolt, California
Burial: Date}   Place}  
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1}  70 = Interview
Source 2} 987 = Letter
Source 3} 1491=1915 ND cen
Source 4} 794 = 1920 USA cen
Source 5} 1502=1925 ND cen
Source 6} 133 = Newspaper
Source 7} 795 = 1930 USA cen
Source 8} 1508=1940 USA cen
Source 9} 953 = Passenger ls
Source 10} 671 = Photograph
Source 11}  89 = Diary
Source 12} 988 = City directory
Source 13} 882 = Divorce rec
Source 14} 1004=Index
Source 15} 1116=Photograph
Source 16} 999 = S.S. record
Source 17} 1120=Obituary
Parents: } Andrew Franklin Noble & Nellie S. Griswold
   Relationship No.} 53
1st Household No.} 63 = New England Township, North Dakota
      Occupation 1} Bookkeeper
       Occupation 2} Librarian
Spouses:   Prime} Holt, John Adams
 Total Number of} 1
Virginia Fern Noble Holt Notes:  Virginia was born 9 Mar 1915 in Mott, North Dakota, and was living with her family in the Village of Mott, Hettinger, North Dakota in the 1915 North Dakota State census and the 1920 U.S. census.  She was the youngest of five children of Andrew Noble and Nellie Griswold.  Her siblings included Vida, born in 1902, Maurice in 1904, Kenneth in 1905, and Nellie in 1911.
In the 1925 North Dakota State census,Virginia's sister Vida was no longer living at home.  Virginia's father Andrew was the Hettinger county auditor.  He died in Dec 1927.  In the 1930 U.S. census, Virginia was living with her mother and brother Kenneth, in Mott.  Both her mother and and her brother Kenney were working as deputy county auditors.

After graduating with honors from high school, Virginia went to college in Portland, Oregon.  In the 1930 U.S. census, Virginia was living at 601 Irving Street, Portland, Oregon, sharing an apartment with Phyllis McCollum.  The rent was $38. per month.  Virginia was a junior accountant for the state welfare commission.

Virginia moved to San Francisco, and became a Red Cross worker.  During World War II she worked in Guam and New Caledonia.  She left Guam on 8 Nov 1945 aboard the U.S.S. Rixley, arriving in Seattle on 20 Nov 1945.  She was 30 years old, and headed for her brother Maurice's home in San Gabriel, California.  After working for a short while she returned to the bay area.

Virginia married John Holt on 8 May 1948 in Oakland, Alameda County, California.  They took up residence in Concord, California, where they started raising their four daughters.  In the 1958 San Francisco City Directory John is listed as a special sales rep for the A.C. Horn Co., residence in Concord.  The family moved to Whittier in Southern California.  Virginia worked as a bookkeeper and as a librarian.  She studied library science at Fullerton State College and worked for the Lowell Joint School District in Whittier.

Virginia Fern Noble Holt Virginia and John were divorced in Los Angeles County in Apr 1975.  After retirement she traveled in Asia and in Europe, before finally settling in Arcata, California.  Along her life's journey, her addresses included McKinleyville, Whittier, Concord, and Soquel, California.  In Concord, she was the Vice President of the local League of Women Voters.

Virginia is seen at the left at age 95 on a visit to Auburn in June 2010.  She died 11 Oct 2010, in Arcata, California.  Her place of burial is unknown.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Virginia circa 1947
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school, 4 yr or Top 2 Degrees} Some college
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition} Partial blindness
 Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   7 Dec 2013
Date Created}  26 Aug 2001
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