Photographic collection,   1920-1924, 2006, and undated
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In 1900, Ernest E. Noble (November 1874- ) was 23 years old and employed as a schoolteacher. He lived in Greenwood Township, Oceana County, Michigan, with his widowed mother Mary E. Noble (born in October 1860- ), and siblings: Flora (January 1877- ), Mabel (March 1880- ) and Ira (October 1883- ). Nearby neighbors included other Noble family members. Mary had emigrated from England in 1863. All of her children were born in Michigan.

Ernest married Bessie B. (surname unknown) (1875- ) by 1906. Together they had two children: Ellen Hope (1907- ) and Lachlan William (March 10, 1909-December 17, 1994). They lived in Fremont, Michigan, 1911-1932.

A photography studio in Fremont, Michigan, is noted in the Michigan Gazeteer, 1911-1931/1932 issues, under the name of Ernest E. Noble, Photographer. However, 1920 Federal Census records for Fremont, Michigan, list Ernest E. Noble as a fruit farmer and his wife, Bessie B. Noble, as a photographer with her own studio, working on her “own account.” The studio was located at 119 East Main Street, Fremont.

(This information is from the 1900 and 1920 federal censuses for Michigan, Social Security Death Index, and the Michigan Gazeteer. The address of the studio is from the librarian at Fremont Area District Public Library.)