Re: William Knoble
Mary Berry Knoble was William Knoble's mother.I have found out more about William since my first post.
William was Mary and Edward J. Knoble's first child and only son.He was born 1/4/1870 in Lexington, Kentucky.He moved to Tacoma, Washington with his family, and eventually went into business with his father (Edward Knoble & Son).William continued the business after his father's death on 8/11/1916.He was on a business trip in Portland, Oregon when he passed away in his hotel room (heart attack) on 9/18/1930.His mother survived him.He never married, no children.
The family's story is pretty sad, actually.William's sister, Samuella Kirkman Knoble (born 2/25/1872 in Lexington) died on 6/19/1903 in Tacoma.She never married, either.
Mary continued to live in Tacoma until her death on3/4/1933.That ended the family line in Tacoma.
I live in the house that Edward and Mary built in 1892.I would love to find a picture of him or his family.If you know of any, I'd appreciate a copy.I'm putting together a book about the history of the house and its inhabitants to leave with the house whenever we move.The Knoble family has been very interesting to research, and I would appreciate any information you may have on them.