Jacob S Noel (1834..1926)

From Newspaper clippings undated:

Resident Dies At the Age of 93, Was Well Known

Had Helped to Erect Many Barns in This Section of the County in Former Years. Death Occurred at Crabtree

Jacob S Noel, aged 93 years and 6 days, a former resident of Latrobe, died at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, at the home of his son, George Noel, in Old Crabtree. His death was due to advanced age. Mr Noel had served several terms as Road Supervisor for Unity Township many years ago. He was born in Lycippus. At the age of five years he was made an orphan, and from that time until he was able to take care of himself, he made his home with relatives. He was Married in 1858, when he was 24 years of age. He was a barn builder by trade, but retired from the active pursuit of his calling some years ago. For the past eight years he had been making his home with his son George where his death occurred.

Mr Noel came from a family of faithful church members and he himself was a faithful attendant at services. The greater part of his life he was a member of the St Vincent parish, until some years ago when he began to worship at St Bartholemew's church at Old Crabtree.

With the exception of a short period following the Civil War, which he spent in Iowa*, Mr Noel had lived in this vicinity all his life. He is survived by his widow and the following children: George, Joseph, Charles, Leo and Mrs J J Stevenson, all of Unity Township; John of Ligonier; Frank and Raymond of Latrobe; and Mrs Charles McCarthy of Greensburg. Mr Noel was also the father of four other children who preceded him in death. He was the last surviving member of the family, of his generation. He had one brother who was killed during the Civil War, and another brother who died in South America where he owned a cattle ranch. Mr Noel is also survived by 32 grand children and by 38 great-grand children.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 tomorrow morning in St Vincent's Church and internment will . . . (missing) . . . .


Among those who attended the funeral of the late Jacob S Noel, yesterday were: Corporal Alcuin Noel of Brown's Field, Quantico, Virginia; Miss Anna Mary Noel, of Greensburg; Miss Adeline Noel, of Pittsburgh; Miss Margaret Noel of Monessen; Mrs Annie Cramer and daughter Ida of Pittsburgh; and John Noel and family of Ligonier.

* Jacob returned from Iowa in 1867 from History of Westmoreland County 1918. This can not be true as his son George was born in 1860 in Westmoreland County, PA. Harvey found that it may have been in 1852.