21 February 2010

Obituary--Arthur Noble

I will admit, this obit first caught my eye because the last name was the same as my hubby's aunt's husband. He doesn't appear to be related, although could be. Another unusual death, by tipping bus.

From the 13 January 1922 Fremont TimesIndicator.



Arthur Noble of Newaygo was killed about a mile and a half east of Bishop yesterday morning when the Newaygo-Muskegon motor bus tipped over on the hill near the Swedish church. The only occupant of the bus, the driver, Ralph McNeill was uninjured.

The bus was being driven slowly down the hill when the driver was compelled to turn aside to avoid a team. The dirt on the side of the road was loos and gave way, causing the heavy motor vehicle to tip over on its side. As the car was tipping, Mr. Noble attempted to avoid the crash when he was caught by the top of the car and was crushed to death. The driver was uninjured and the bus was not damaged. Had Mr. Noble remained in the car it is probable that he would have escaped injury.

The deceased was on his way to Muskegon on a business trip. He was an electrician in the plant of the Newaygo Portland Cement Co. He is well known in this community having spent his boyhood on a farm west of the city. He was a brother of Ernest E. Noble, local photographer.

Mr Nobel is survived by his wife and a daughter, Miss Garnet Nobel.

Bishop was one of those small communities, that is today is simply known as Bishops Corners. At one time there was quite a little settlement, but now is just a couple houses on a busy corner. A week later in the 20 July 1922 Fremont TimesIndicator one of the community gossip columns made note of his passing.


Much gloom was cast on this neighborhood when the news came last Wednesday that Art Noble had met with a serious accident causing death instantly. He was born and raised in Greenwood until about 20 years ago when he moved to Newaygo. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, two sisters Mrs Fred Walter and Mable Noble of Greenwood, and one erother E Noble of Fremont. He will be greatly missed in this community as he was a frequent visitor at the old home and in the neighborhood. Much sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives.

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