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Name of Deceased: NOBLITT, Mrs. W. J.
Date: 1939
Submitters Name: dennis_hargens@hotmail.co

Member of Pioneer Family Passes Away at 82 Years Dorcas A. Brown was born in Delaware county, New York, near New York City, on June 6th, 1856, and passed away at her home in North Atchison county on Monday, March 27th, 1939, after a brief illness, at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 21 days.
She was the daughter of James and Sarah Bradley Brown. The family came to this part of the country at an early day and settled near Linden, in this county. Her education was received in the public schools of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and she also attended the academy at Bedford, Iowa. Taking up the teaching profession, she taught in the schools of Atchison County, this state, and Taylor county, Iowa, for a number of years. She closed her teaching career at Carthage, Mo.
On March 3rd, 1882, she was united in marriage to Wm. J. Noblitt and they settled near High Creek, Iowa. Later they moved to the present home in North Polk township, not far from the Iowa line, where Mrs. Noblitt resided until her death.
Four children survive - Mrs. LeRoy Daniel of Portland, Ore.; Mrs. L. C. Stoner of Watson; Dwight M. Noblitt and Kittie E. Noblitt of the home. Five grandchildren are also among her immediate survivors. Mr. Noblitt passed away November 11th, 1923.
While residing in Council Bluffs, Mrs. Noblitt became an active member of the First Baptist church and later transferred her membership to the church at Grange Hall.
Mrs. Noblitt's death marks the passing of the last member of a large pioneer family.
Funeral services were held at Hamburg on Thursday afternoon, March 30th, with interment at the side of her husband in Grange Hall cemetery. Pastor A. W. Tandy of the High Creek church officiated. Mrs. Ray Lauriston sang. Six nephews acted as pallbearers, they being Christopher Brown, Frank J. Brown, Doren Brown, Charles Brown, Billy Brown and Robert Noblitt.


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