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Below is a family biography included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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MRS. A. M. NOBLE, widow, Bloomington. Of those who have represented the medical profession in this county, Dr. Noble, now deceased, was among the prominent ones; he was a native of Hamilton Co., Ohio; his people, who were among the pioneers of McLean Co., located at Randolph Grove, in the spring of 1831; the Doctor began the study of medicine at the age of 19, under Dr. Colburn; at the age of 22, he began his practice in Le Roy, where he remained until 1865, when he moved to Bloomington and began his practice in that city, which he continued as long as he was able; when he was unable to leave his room, many of his patients insisted upon his prescribing for them; his death occurred on March 14, 1871. Mrs. Noble is still a resident of Bloomington; her father, Mr. John Greenman, was one of the prominent and early pioneers of the county, having located here in 1829; he was among the first to open and teach a school in the county; they were among the early pioneers, and were obliged to endure many of the privations incident to pioneer life, but as the county became populated and improved, they were recognized among the honored and respected citizens.

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This family biography is one of 1257 biographies included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of McLean County, Illinois

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