NOBLET, Newton E., clerk of county commissioners, was born in Halifax, then township, now borough, May 28, 1850, son of Samuel and Susan (Ettien) Noblet. The father was born in Halifax township. Four brothers emigrated from the north of Ireland and settled in Delaware. One of them, Joseph, separated from the others and came to Dauphin county and entered a tract of land in Halifax township, and reared a family of seven sons, of whom the father of Newton E. was the youngest, having been born in 1813. He was a cabinet maker by trade, and also an undertaker. He was a member of the first council of the borough, voting with the Democratic party until the organization of the Republican party, when he united with that political body. His wife died February 22, 1894, and both were members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Their children were: Sarah, Mrs. Thomas Leibrick, of Halifax; Newton E.; John, of New Buffalo, Perry county, Pa.; Elizabeth, Mrs. J. J. Roust, of Halifax; Samuel R., a painter, of Halifax. Newton E. was educated in the schools of Halifax and was a teacher in the borough and township for seventeen years. In 1889 he was appointed postmaster of Halifax, and served in the office four years and four months. He was one of the organizers of the Halifax Shoe and Manufacturing Company, in which he has been the treasurer since Mr. Lodge vacated the office. He served six years as a member of the school board, and for four years as the secretary of the board. In his political views he is a Republican, and in 1895 was appointed clerk of the board of county commissioners. Mr. Noblet is a stockholder in the Halifax Bank, of which his father was one of the organizers. He is a member and trustee of the Halifax Lodge, P. O. S. of A. Mr Noblet was married to Miss Mary E. Spiese, of Halifax, by whom he has one child, Harry S. The family attends the Methodist Episcopal church, of Halifax.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 13 Nov. 2000
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