George W. Goble
George W. Goble died at two a.m. today in Los Angeles, Cal., following a stroke of paralysis suffered on October 21st. During the two weeks of illness Mr. Goble's family, including his wife and four sons, were at his bedside. October 24th Mr. and Mrs. Goble left for California to spend the Winter in San Francisco. Two weeks ago today they arrived at Los Angeles, where they planned to remain two weeks, and two days later Mr. Goble was stricken. At no time during his illness has the family looked forward to his recovery, but it was hoped that his condition might improve so that he could be brought home.
Mr. Goble was born in this city November 25th, 1844, and was the eldest son of the late George Goble, the well known shipbuilder. Education in the public schools, Mr. Goble after leaving school worked in his father's extensive shipyards and became thoroughly conversant with all parts of the business.
When the Civil War broke out he enlisted in the navy and was a member of the crew of the U.S.S. Mohegan, taking a prominent part in the battle of Fort Fisher and being among the volunteers who made a demonstration against the Fort from the water front, while the artillery came on from the land side.
After the war Mr. Goble returned to this city and with the late Chester W. McElroy opened a hardware store in East First street, which they conducted for a number of years under the firm of McElroy & Goble. During the latter years of his life Mr. Goble was connected with Government work, superintendent in charge of the construction of breakwaters between Niagara River and Cape Vincent. At various times he had been in charge of construction at Charlotte, Pultneyville, Great Sodus, Fair Haven, Oswego, Cape Vincent.
During the active years of his life, Mr. Goble was prominent in Masonry. He was a member o Frontier Lodge, F. and A.M., Lake Ontario Chapter and Lake Ontario Commandery and also of the Mystic Shrine. He was Past High Priest of Lake Ontario Chapter and Past Eminent Commander of Lake Ontario Commandery and also of the Mystic Shrine. he was Past High Priest of Lake Ontario Chapter and Past Eminent Commander of Lake Ontario Commandery.
For the past two years Mr. Goble has not been in robust health. A year ago this Winter he had a fall at his home and broke one of his legs. His recovery had been slow and it was to find a more salubrious climate that he went to California to spend the winter.
The announcement of his death will be received with sorrow by a large number of friends. He was a member of Christ Church and a man of sterling character.
No arrangements have been made for the funeral, but it is believed that the remains will be brought East for burial. Besides his widow he is survived by four sons, Frederick of Detroit, Mich.; William Smith Goble, Tanner Goble of Los Angeles, Cal., and Henry Goble, of this city. Also by two brothers and two sisters, Joseph and Thomas Goble, Mrs. Henry H. Post of this city, and Mrs. John H. Quirk, of New York.
Mr. Goble was twice married, his first wife being Miss Lizzie Leffin of this city, who was the mother of Frederick Goble. His widow was Miss Ella Smith, daughter of the late W.J. Smith, a well known business man.