Individual Record 221

Name}   Noble, William Curtis (Bill) Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa 30 Apr 1910 Place} Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Marr.: Date} Fam 15 Jun 1935 Place} Rose City Presbyterian Church, Portland, Multomah, OR     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 5 Aug 1968 Place} Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Los Angeles, California
Burial: Date} Exa 8 Aug 1968 Place} Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1}  70 = Interview
Source 2} 534 = Birth record
Source 3} 197 = Photographs
Source 4} 213 = Photographs
Source 5} 671 = Photographs
Source 6} 472 = 1920 USA cen
Source 7} 797 = 1930 USA cen
Source 7} 1129=Passenger ls
Source 8} 872 = Voter record
Source 10}879 = Letter
Source 11}536 = Death record
Source 12}1066=Obituary
Source 13}1135=Obituary
Source 14} 1144=Photographs
Source 15} 1149=Letter
Parents: } Walter Mitchell Noble & Adeline May Peck
   Relationship No.} 54
1st Household No.} 273 = Los Angeles, California
      Occupation 1} School teacher
       Occupation 2} School administrator
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime} MacCluer, Jean Elizabeth
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  William Curtis Noble (Bill) was born 30 Apr 1910 in Los Angeles California.  His parents were Walter Noble & Adeline Peck.  His sister Mary Elizabeth (Betty) was born in 1913.  In 1920 and 1930 U.S. censuses, he was living with his parents, sister, and maternal grandparents at 1934 Tamarind Avenue in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles.  He is shown below at right with his sister Betty, circa 1915, in front of their home.
Click to enlarge Bill attended Hollywood High School, then went on to Occidental College in the Eagle Rock part of Los Angeles.  He played three seasons of varsity basketball there, and was a member of Sigma Omicron Fraternity.  He graduated with a Bachelor's in 1932, and coached Oxy basketball while working on his Master's degree (1935).  While at Occidental he met Jean MacCluer.  They were married on 15 Jun 1935 in Portland, Oregon.  Her father, who was the pastor of the Rose City Presbyterian Church officiated.

In August of 1937, Bill and Jean they made their first trip to Europe, sailing on the Queen Mary.  They returned from Liverpool, England, aboard the Letitia, landing in Quebec, Canada, on 28 Aug 1937, entering the United States through St. Albans, Vermont.  In 1936, he and Jean were living at 1453 Tamarind Avenue, Los Angeles.  Bill is listed in the index of registered voters as a Democrat, and Democrat-Socialist.  In 1939 they purchased a home at 4754 Norwich Street in Sherman Oaks.  This is where they were living when their three children were born.  They are not found in the 1940 U.S. census.

Bill was employed by the Los Angeles School system for 30 years.  He began as a teacher of Social Studies and English at Van Nuys High School in 1938.  In addition, he coached boys high school basketball, and was a grade couselor.  From 1942 to 1945 he did graduate work at U.C.L.A. in School Administration.  From 1949 to 1957, he was vice-principal of boys at Canoga Park High School.  He also managed the athletic program.  In 1957, Bill returned to Van Nuys High School, serving as principal for 11 years.  He was active in the Los Angeles Senior Boy's Vice Principals Association, and on the executive board of the Association of Secondary School Administrators of Los Angeles.  In sports, he was active in the California Interscholastic Federation, and in Los Angeles City School District sports.

Bill was also active in community affairs beyond academics.  He was a member of the board of directors for the West Valley Y.M.C.A. for 15 years, and was a cub leader.  He also was an amateur photographer, becoming secretary of the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs.  He was a member of the Amateur Athletic Union, and helped officiate at college track events and Olympic Trials.  Bill was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Van Nuys for 22 years, and served as both Elder and Deacon.

In 1953, Bill and Jean had a beautiful home built for their family of five.  Located at 14405 Mulholland Drive, it had 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1907 square feet, and a view of the San Fernando Valley.  As a teacher and administrator, Bill had summertime freedom that allowed the family to vacation in their family cabin in Rhododendron, Oregon, on the slopes of Mt. Hood.  In 1965, Bill and Jean returned to Europe, taking along two of their children.  In 1967 they did a semi-wide tour of the world, adding India and the Middle East to their itinerary.

William Curtis Noble William Curtis Noble William Curtis Noble William Curtis Noble William died 5 August 1968 at Kaiser Hospital, due to Lymphosarcoma cancer.  He was 58 years old.  Services were held 8 Aug 1968 at the First Presbyterian Church of Van Nuys.  His cremated remains are interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social} Sigma Omicron
Baptism Date}   Place}  
Confirm. Date}   Photo} William circa 1913 and 1923 Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} Bachelor of Arts   or Top 2 Degrees} Master of Arts
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
 Cause of Death} Lymphosarcoma                                    cancer
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 10 Dec 2015
Date Created}  28 Aug 1993
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