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Edward Durphy Goble

GOBLE, Edward Durphy, who is the proprietor of the largest hardware store in Industry, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Whitley County. Ind., January 3, 1862, a son of James D. and Amanda (Danley) Goble. His father was a native of New Jersey and his grandfather, James D. Goble, of Irish origin. The former was a shoemaker and worked at his trade until his death, November 10, 1894. The mother passed away in September, 1892. Edward D. Goble was the twelfth in a family of thirteen children. He came to Industry with his parents when he was six years old, and at eleven years of age began work on a farm, continuing thus for seven years, meanwhile attending the public schools wherever the opportunity offered. Subsequently, for thirteen years he followed blacksmithing, during eleven years of this period being in partnership with W. H. Sullivan. On August 1, 1893, he established himself in the general hardware business, in which he has since continued. He handles shelf and heavy hardware, agricultural implements, etc., and also carries a stock of groceries. He enjoys a very satisfactory trade, and does the largest business of its kind in Industry.

Mr. Goble was united in marriage February 25, 1883, with Rose C. Sullivan, who was born and schooled in Industry, and of this union five children have been born, namely: Lottie Pearl, Forrest Scott, Gurney Martin, Catherine Amanda and Alice Marie. On political issues, Mr. Goble gives his support to the Democratic party. Fraternally, he is identified with the A. F. & A. M., Chapter and Commandery, the M. W. A., and the I. O. O. F. He ranks high in the community as a man of sterling character and sound business judgment.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, pages 886-887, extracted 04 Jan 2019 by Norma Hass.

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