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Otis Caldwell Goble

 
 

Born: 02 Sep 1894, Alexander County, NC
Died:  30 Oct 1970, Veteran's Hospital, Durham, NC

 
                             

Otis Caldwell Goble was the third child born to Jacob Hedrick Goble and Frances Elizabeth Douglas.  Otis (or "Od" as he was called by family and friends) was born 02 Sep 1894 in Alexander County, NC.

 

(Right) Otis Caldwell Goble
(Left) Otis with niece, Fannie Bunton

 
         
 
 

The 1900 Miller's Township Census of Alexander County, NC, showed that there were seven living on the family farm.  The 4 children were living with Jacob and Fannie as well as Fannie's mother, Mahalia Douglas.  Fannie is listed as having had 5 children but only 4 were living.

 

Od's age was 6-years-old.
 

1900 Alexander County Census - Miller's Township

 
Last Name First Name Relation Race Sex Birth
Date
Age S
M
W
Years
Married
Kids
Born
Kids
Living
Occupation Can
Read
Can
Write
Goble Jacob Head W M Oct 1850 39 49 M 14     Farmer Yes Yes
------ Fanny Wife W F Mar 1860 40 M 14 5 4   Yes Yes
------ Martin L. Son W M May 1887 13 S         Yes Yes
------ Eliza J. Daughter W F Nov 1890 9 S         Yes Yes
------ Otis C. Son W M Sep 1893 6 S            
------ Rebecca Daughter W F Aug 1895 4 S            
Douglass Mahalia M-in-Law W F Sep 1829 70 W   3 2   Yes Yes
                             

 

 
 

Jacob and Fannie's children:

Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Martin Luther Goble 14 May 1888 09 Apr 1979 Beulah Vernesta Johnson
Eliza Jane Goble 13 Nov 1891 28 Apr 1907 (Drown at age 16)
Otis Caldwell Goble 02 Sep 1894 30 Oct 1970 (1) Lacy Shoemaker
(2) Ruby Jolly
Sarah Catherine Rebecca Goble 01 Aug 1896 18 Apr 1970 Marvin Lee Bunton
(Unknown) Goble      
 
 
 

By 1910, Jacob and Fannie only had 3 children.  Eliza Jane had drowned in the Catawba River on the way home from church in 1907.  Jacob's age is correctly listed as 49.  The Goble family also had a servant, Nessie Johnson, living with them in 1910.  Before the year was out, Nessie married Od's brother, Martin Luther Goble.  Od's age was listed as 15-years-old.

 
 

1910 Alexander County Census - Miller's Township

 
Last Name First Name Relation Sex Race Age S
M
W
Years
Married
Kids
Born
Kids
Living
Birth Occupation
Goble Jacob Head M W 49 M 23     NC Farm Laborer
------ Fanny Wife F W 50 M 23 5 3 NC Farm Laborer
------ Martin L. Son M W 20 S       NC Farm Laborer
------ Otis C. Son M W 15 S       NC Farm Laborer
------ Sarah C. Daughter F W 13 S       NC Farm Laborer
Johnson Nessie Servant F W 21 W   0 0 NC None
 
 

 

By 1920, Jacob and Fannie had moved the family to Iredell County.  Jacob's age was 59 and Fannie was 58.  Their daughter, Rebecca, married Marvin Bunton on 29 Apr 1917.  Rebecca, Marvin, and their son, Ralph, were living with Jacob and Fannie. 

 

Otis married Lacy Shoemaker on 21 Jun 1916, but by 1920 he was living with his parents and sister.  His occupation on the 1920 Census is listed as a "cleaner" at the Cotton Mill.  The 1930 Census lists him as a Widower.

 

1920 Statesville Township Census, Iredell County, NC

 
Last Name First Name Relation Sex Race Age S/Md Read/
Write
Born Occupation Occupation
Goble Jacob Head M W 59 M yes NC Trimming Cotton Mill
------ Fannie Wife F W 58 M yes NC None  
Bunton Rebecca Daughter F W 23 M yes NC None  
------ Marvin Son-in-law M W 23 M yes NC Twister Cotton Mill
------ Ralph Grandson M W 1 1/12 S   NC None  
Goble Otis Son M W 24 M yes NC Cleaner Cotton Mill
 
 
 

Od was 33 in 1930 and was still working at the Cotton Mill.  His marrital status was listed as "Wd." or Widower.

 

1930 Statesville Township Census, Iredell County, NC

 
Last Name First Name Relation Sex Race Age S/M Age 1st
Married
Read
Write
Born Occupation
Bunton Marvin Head M W 33 M 20 Yes NC Sawyer
Saw Mill
------ Rebecca Wife F W 32 M 19 Yes NC None
------ Ralph Son M W 10 S   Yes NC None
------ Roy Son M W 7 S     NC None
------ Fannie Daughter F W 4 10/12 S     NC None
------ James Son M W 3 S     NC None
------ Marvin Son M W 1 1/12 S     NC None
Goble Otis Brother-in-Law M W 34 Wd 20 Yes NC Cotton Mill
 
 

Od married Ruby Jolly on 08 Jul 1934.  Otis never had children of his own and was fond of nieces Fannie Bunton and Willie Goble.

 
 
 

(Left) Otis Caldwell Goble
(Right) Otis Goble, Martin Goble and Rebecca Goble Bunton

 
 

Otis Caldwell Goble died 30 Oct 1970 at the Veteran's Hospital in Durham, NC.  He was a widower and his age was listed as 76.  His occupation was listed as a "Saw Miller Operator".  Od died as a result of a heart-attack and was also listed as having cancer of the stomach.  He was buried in the Salem Church Cemetery in Taylorsville, NC.

 
 

Death Certificate

 
 
 
 
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A special thanks to Boyd & Becky Goble, Willie Goble Loftin and Brenda Isenhour Schronce
for the photos of Otis Goble and his family.
 
 
 
 
If you have additional photos or information about Otis Caldwell Goble, please contact me.