Mr. Noel located in Glasco July 1, 1884, where he has lived continuously ever since, and became one of the business men of the Solomon valley. Mr. Noel is a native of Iowa, born in Henry county in 1853. His parents were early settlers, coming from Tennessee to Iowa. Mr. Noel began his career as a painter in a wagon factory, following that vocation for twelve years.
He came to Glasco with a small capital and bought an interest in the elevator of W.R. West & Company. In 1842 he bought their interest. The elevator was established in 1878, but has been repaired and enlarged until its present capacity is storage for twenty-five thousand bushels of grain. Mr. Noel owns a farm of one hundred and sixty acres of land one and one-half miles northwest of Glasco, and is president of the Glasco State Bank.
January 17, 1884, Mr. Noel was married to Martha McCormick, of Iowa. To this union three children have been born, Eva, Edgar and Sidney, aged fifteen, nine and six years respectively.
Mr. Noel was a Democrat until the adoption of free silver, and as there were no gold Democrats here he affiliated with the Republican party. He has held a membership in the Knights of Pythias lodge of Glasco, for fifteen years, has been a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for more than twenty years, and is a member of the Order of Woodmen.
Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm.
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