LAWRENCE NOBLE is one of the young business men of Claysville, enjoying and deserving the esteem of the community. He was born December 5, 1865, in Jacksonville, Greene Co., Penn., a son of R. L. Noble, who was born in Claysville, Penn., in 1823, and resided there till he was twenty-eight years of age. In 1845 R. L. Noble was married to Harriet Hoskinson , of Greene county, and in 1852 they moved from Claysville to Jacksonville, Greene Co., Penn.
Our subject received his education in the Jacksonville schools, and having acquired a good business training, he began life for himself at an early age, working at various occupations. In 1883 he accepted a clerkship in Claysville, in the furniture and undertaking establishment of Isaac Teal. In 1886 he bought out his employer, and in company with George M. Gray continued the business until February, 1891, when mr. Gray was succeeded in the business by Y. M. Enlow. In 1889 Mr. Noble bought an interest in the hardware firm now known as James H. Noble & Co. Although a young man, Mr. Noble has achieved an enviable success, and has a good reputation as a business man. Politically he is a Republican.
Text taken from page 509 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed March 1997 by Lee Weller of Kingston Beach, Tasmania, Australia as part of the Beers Project.
Published March 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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