Noble Champions

©Renee 2013

From this post we continue here with:

Walkers. They take the rich women around if they have no date, but…

Let’s talk about oil first.,_Oklahoma

The H.H. Champlin House is a two-and-one half-story sandstone building designed in the Tudor Revival style. The house, completed in 1939, is located at 612 S. Tyler in Enid, Oklahoma. It is located within the Kisner Heights addition to the city of Enid, developed from farmland formerly owned by R.H. Kisner. Architects Roy Shaw and Norris Wheeler designed the house. The D.C. Bass Company constructed the main house with walls of Briar Hill sandstone and Vermont slate roofing and terrace. A variety of windows were custom made for the house by Kawneer Company of Niles, Michigan. Jacoby Art Glass Company of St. Louis, Missouri created art glass insets for the Tudor arch windows, featuring scenes from Oklahoma history. The property also includes a carport and greenhouse. The property is currently owned by H.H. Champlin’s great-grandson, Joel Champlin.

Herbert Hiram Champlin was born to Charles Augustus Champlin and Alice Pickard on February 18, 1868 in Winnebago County, Illinois. He was the oldest of six sons, and one daughter who died at three years old. C.A. Champlin served in the Union Army in the Civil War, along with his two brothers Bradford and Joel, who died in the war. H.H. Champlin’s family moved to McPherson County, Kansas, where his father soon died. H.H. Champlin graduated from McPherson High School, and then attended Friends University and Hill’s Business College. Champlin married Ary Delight Noble on November 14, 1895. They had four children. Herbert H. Champlin died on April 30, 1944.

Champlin participated in the land run of 1893, investing in the Enid State Guaranty Bank. Champlin became ill and returned to Kansas. Upon recovery returned to operate a lumber yard with operations in Enid, Hobart, Kingfisher and Lawton. Charley and Sherman Goltry had taken control of the Bank during Champlin’s absence, and Champlin repurchased the bank from them. During the wave of bank closings in March 1933, Governor William H. Murray ordered all banks in the State of Oklahoma to close. Champlin refused and continued to operate the bank which was financially sound. In response, the governor called out the National Guard. Captain Stephen J. England led eighteen militia men into town to close the bank, earning the First National Bank of Enid the distinction of the only bank ever to be closed by the military in American history. Although it survived the depression, the bank was among several banks in Enid that closed in the 1980s as a result of a bad economy.

Champlin Oil Company

In 1916, oil was discovered at Garber Field. Champlin bought the mineral rights from George Beggs, a farmer who resided in the area. Ary Champlin had encouraged him to do so. He purchased a small refinery from Victor Bolene, and built a pipeline between it and Garber Field. In 1920, he purchased the Goodwell Oil Company which consisted of several bulk plants and service stations. During his lifetime, the Champlin Oil Company expanded to operate service stations and wholesale outlets in twenty midwestern states and drilling and production operations in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. By Mr. Champlin’s death in 1944, the company employed over 800 people in Enid.

Following nine years of continued family ownership, the company went public in 1953.

It had several owners:

  • 1954: Purchased by the Chicago Corporation for $55,000,000. This parent company changed its name to Champlin Refining Company in 1956.
  • 1964: The Celanese Company purchased the company.
  • 1970: The company was sold to Union Pacific Resources Company.
  • 1984: The operation was purchased by American Petrofina, which ultimately closed the refinery.

Conway’s Of Ireland

Frank Merritt Yeagle [Parents] was born on 6 May 1848 in Mercer Ky. He died . He married Sadie Virginia Paxton on 30 Mar 1875 in Mercer Ky.

Sadie Virginia Paxton [Parents] was born in May 1853 in Columbia Mo. She died . She married Frank Merritt Yeagle on 30 Mar 1875 in Mercer Ky.

They had the following children:

    M i Sidney (Jack)Boude Yeagle

John Yeagle died . He married A Ann Singleton.


A Ann Singleton died . She married John Yeagle.


They had the following children:

    M i Frank Merritt Yeagle

James Thompson Paxton was born on 21 Apr 1814 in Rockbridge Va. He died on 9 Aug 1890 in La. He married Amanda Judith Venable on 2 May 1850.


Amanda Judith Venable was born on 31 Aug 1826. She died on 15 Jan 1877. She married James Thompson Paxton on 2 May 1850.


They had the following children:

    F i Sadie Virginia Paxton

Leonard Weaver was born in 1786 in Germany. He died in US.


He had the following children:

    M i Henry Weaver


Other marriages:


Helen Jayne Weaver [Parents] was born on 15 Aug 1930. She died on 21 Apr 1997 in Tulsa Ok. She married Living on 24 Mar 1952 in Tulsa Ok.


Rev Daniel Luther Edwards [Parents] was born on 31 May 1874 in Jackson cty Oh. He died in 1947 in Enid Ok. He married Elizabeth Lloyd.


Elizabeth Lloyd [Parents] was born in 1874 in Madison twp, Jackson Oh. She died after 1930 in Enid Ok. She married Rev Daniel Luther Edwards.

They had the following children:

    F i Elizabeth (Betty)C Edwards
    M ii Paul D Edwards was born in 1905 in OK . He died after 1947. [Notes]
    M iii Dr David Lloyd Edwards
    M iv Phillip I Edwards was born on 1 Jan 1909 in Mesa cty Co. He died on 19 May 1994 in Casa Grande Az. [Notes]
    F v Jane Gertrude Edwards
    F vi Mary L Edwards
    F vii Martha E Edwards

Joe Noble Champlin [Parents] was born on 6 Feb 1905 in Enid Ok. He died on 30 May 1970 in San Clemente Ca. He married Jane Gertrude Edwards in 1934.


Jane Gertrude Edwards [Parents] was born on 1 Oct 1910 in Grand Junction Co. She died on 1 Oct 1996 in Enid Ok. She married Joe Noble Champlin in 1934.


They had the following children:

    F i Living
    M ii Herbert Hiram (Bud) Champlin
    M iii Living

Herbert Hiram (H H) Champlin [Parents] was born on 28 Feb 1868 in Nr Rockford Il. He died on 30 Apr 1944 in Enid Ok. He married Ary Delight Noble about 1898.

Ary Delight Noble was born on 28 Aug 1871 in Il. She died on 12 Sep 1963 in Enid Ok. She married Herbert Hiram (H H) Champlin about 1898.


They had the following children:

    F i Alice Marie Champlin
    F ii Helen Champlin
    M iii Joe Noble Champlin
    M iv Herbert Hiram Champlin Jr was born on 5 Feb 1913 in Enid Ok. He died on 10 Oct 1933 in Enid Ok.

Doyle White Cotton [Parents] was born on 3 Sep 1897 in Piedmont Mo. He died on 16 Jul 1987 in Glendale Ca. He married Alice Marie Champlin about 1922.


Alice Marie Champlin [Parents] was born on 15 Jul 1899 in Enid Ok. She died on 17 Jun 1934 in Enid Ok. She was buried in Enid cem Enid Ok. She married Doyle White Cotton about 1922.


They had the following children:

    U i infant Cotton was born in 1925 in Enid Ok. infant died in 1925 in Enid Ok. infant was buried in 1925 in Enid cem Enid Ok.
    F ii Helen C Cotton
    M iii Doyle White Cotton Jr

Doyle White Cotton Jr [Parents] [image] was born on 17 Jul 1931 in Enid Ok. He died on 2 Oct 2009 in Tulsa Ok. He married Living about 1953 in Tulsa Ok. The marriage ended in divorce.

Other marriages:

Treadway, Ann Mona



In 1932 Noble Energy, Inc. began as Samedan Oil Corporation in southern Oklahoma, an explorer of crude oil and natural gas founded by Lloyd Noble, in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

By the 1970s, the company became a parent holding company named Noble Affiliates Inc., with three subsidiary business lines, the original oil and gas explorer Samedan Oil Corporation, a drilling company Noble Drilling Corporation, and a trucking company B. F. Walker.

In 1972, Noble Affiliates first became publicly traded.

Noble Affiliates was among the first independent producers to explore offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, where it also operates onshore.

In 1980, Noble Affiliates was first listed on the New York Stock Exchange with the ticker symbol NBL.

Throughout the long bear market of the 1970s, Noble Affiliates did extremely well, as its stock price multiplied by over 29 times from its low, and split two-for-one in 1981. It had begun paying a cash dividend to shareholders in 1975, which it has continued for every year since. It earned nearly US$82 million in 1981, although it carried a long-term debt of nearly US$100 million by then. But as the early 1980s progressed, the stock settled back down to half of its earlier record peak price, as earnings steadily declined each year, until by 1985 the company was operating at a loss.

In cost-saving measures, in 1984, Noble Affiliates sold the B. F. Walker trucking company, and in 1985 it spun off Noble Drilling Corporation to shareholders.

In 1986, Noble Affiliates reached a peak loss for that decade, of over US$63 million, and long-term debt had grown by then to US$285 million. The stock price plunged to less than 25% of its 1970s peak price.

However, by 1987, the company had recovered to marginal profitability of US$6 million, and the stock price nearly doubled off its lows of the prior year.

In the late 1980s Noble Affiliates raised some cash by issuing an additional 15% of its common shares outstanding in its struggle to remain profitable and to keep debt down. By 1995, the long-term debt had grown to nearly US$380 million, but the company had grown enough that it was added to the S&P MidCap 400 index by then. Earnings had fared well through the 1990-1991 recession, but were again in decline after, so that by 1995 the company was again facing a marginal loss. The stock price nearly set a new all-time high in 1994, but by the end of 1995 it was still trading at one third below its 1970s peak price.

In 1996, Noble Affiliates stock finally reached an all-time high, for the first time in well over a decade, although earnings remained marginal still in the low millions for those years of the mid-1990s.

In October 2000, Charles Davidson became president and CEO of Noble Affiliates, Inc.. Also that month the company moved from Ardmore, Oklahoma to Houston, Texas.

By April 2002 Noble Affiliates, Inc. had diversified into methanol production, and changed its name to Noble Energy, Inc.

By 2004, Noble Energy’s reserves, including offshore, had grown over fourfold since the late 1970s. It also discovered the major Mari-B reserve in offshore Israel, that country’s first significant hydrocarbon resource.

Corporate affairs

Noble is headquartered in the Northborough Tower at 100 Glenborough Drive in the Greenspoint district and in Houston.

In 2012 Noble announced that it was consolidating its headquarters and two other Greater Houston offices into a 10 story building on the former Compaq headquarters property in unincorporated Harris County, Texas. Noble Energy plans to lease space in this building a  joint venture controlled by Trammell Crow and Principal Real Estate had purchased that building in June 2010. Previously Hewlett-Packard had owned the building.

Samuel Lloyd Noble, known as Lloyd Noble (30 November 1896, Ardmore, Oklahoma – 14 February 1950, Houston, Texas), was an oilman and philanthropist, founder of the Noble Corporation and the The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. He attended Southeastern Normal College in Durant, Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma. Lloyd Noble’s life has made a long-term difference to people in Oklahoma, where he is recognized as one of the fifty most influential Oklahomans of the 20th century. But, his achievements have had an impact worldwide. Noble was raised in a family of hardware merchants, whose store was built in Ardmore, Oklahoma, then a part of the Chickasaw Indian Territory.  As a young man, Noble attended college in Durant, Oklahoma, earning a teaching certificate. He then taught school, but quit to attend college at the University of Oklahoma. His pursuit of higher education was cut short when he quit to help his ailing father with the family business. After his father died, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1918, and was discharged the following year after the armistice was signed that ended World War I.

Lloyd Noble began his career in the early years of oil drilling in the state, founding the Noble Drilling Company on April 1, 1921. The company began using Hughes Simplex rock bits created by the Hughes Tool Company in the 1920s and was noted for adopting new technologies, a company trait inherited from its founder, known for his interests in and use of aviation, geoscience and other emerging developments of the century. Monies made in the oil drilling business funded the creation of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, a charitable organization charged with undertaking philanthropy and advancing agricultural practices and science.

NOBLE, CHARLIE MARY (1877–1959). Charlie Mary Noble, teacher of mathematics and astronomy, was born to a pioneer family at Giddings, Texas, in 1877. She attended Warren Institute in Fort Worth, Sam Houston State College, the University of Texas (B.S.), and Texas Christian University (M.S.). She taught in the Fort Worth public schools for forty-six years, beginning in 1897; for twenty-five of these years she was head of the mathematics department of Paschal High School. She retired from the school system in 1943. Because of her knowledge of astronomy she was asked to teach mathematics, astronomy, and celestial navigation at Texas Christian University as part of the United States Navy’s V-12 officer training course during World War II. After the war, she taught astronomy at the institution.

In 1947 Noble organized the Junior Astronomy Club at the Fort Worth Children’s Museum (now the Fort Worth Museum of Science and Historyqv). This group met once a week and stressed individual observation and reports. Through this club, and her efforts to establish other astronomy clubs in Texas and elsewhere, young people were encouraged to study the universe. Charlie Noble developed a telescope rental library and, during the country’s early experiments with satellites, organized a group for the purpose of visual tracking. In 1951 she aided Henry M. Neely, lecturer and teacher at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, by having her classes try a method that he thought would aid instructors in navigation. In 1956 Neely paid tribute to Noble in The Stars by Clock and Fist. Her friendship with Neely also brought about the publication of “The Texas Sky,” a monthly folder sent to over 1,000 Texas school children. The procedures developed by Noble for junior astronomers were so successful that her methods were adopted nationally by the Junior Division of the Astronomical League.

Charlie Noble was a member of the Woman’s Club, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames, Delta Kappa Gamma, the Lecture Foundation, the Faculty Women’s Club of Texas Christian University, the Texas Academy of Scienceqv, and the Tarrant County Historical Society. In 1950 she was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Texas Christian University for her wartime teaching activities and her outstanding work in astronomy. In 1954 she was given the Altrusa Civic Award as “First Lady of Fort Worth” for her work in stimulating interest in astronomy among young people. In 1955 the Fort Worth Children’s Museum dedicated and named their planetarium in her honor. She was the regional director of the Southwestern Division, Astronomical League of America, and in 1956 was the first woman to win that league’s annual award for outstanding achievements in astronomy. Miss Noble died on November 30, 1959, in Fort Worth and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. She was an Episcopalian. A Charlie Mary Noble Memorial Astronomy Fund was established to further her work.

Mellon, Lloyd, Walker, GILLette, Lowe, Edwards, Hunter, etc..

Another Lloyd:

Another Bridges:

Harry, Hare, Hoare, Harri, Harris, OHarra, Harrah, etc..


NEWTOWN, Conn. – Nancy J. (Champion) Lanza, 52, a former resident of Kingston, N.H. died Dec. 14, 2012, in Connecticut.

Born in Salem, Mass., the daughter of Dorothy (Huse) (Champion) Hanson and the late Donald Champion, she was raised in Kingston, N.H., and graduated from Sanborn Regional High School with the class of 1978.

She attended the University of New Hampshire and worked in the New Accounts Division of John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company of Boston until 1992.

A resident of Newtown since 1998, Nancy was involved as a volunteer in local charity work, especially the local women’s shelters. She had many lifelong friends locally and around the world, and enjoyed flower gardening, travel, the arts, and museums. An avid Red Sox fan who shared season’s tickets, she also enjoyed listening to jazz music.

She is survived by a son, Ryan J. Lanza of Hoboken, N.J.; her mother, Dorothy (Huse) (Champion) Hanson of Barrington, N.H.; two brothers, James M. Champion of Kingston, N.H., and Donald R. Champion of Colorado; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol A. Gould of Maine; her former husband, Peter Lanza of Connecticut; her special nieces and nephews, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

Hughes, Hugs, Hues, Huse, House etc..

More background here:

She had children with Mr. Thompson and  worked for him:

Also see Lambert Airport:

Another story and the Hughes name shows up again ?

I ran various other searches turning up various other Erin D’Elias in various areas in and around NY/CT. This is the only one that actually placed her in Sandy Hook but also had a different last name associated with her.

Erin E Hughes, 30
Known also – Erin E Delia
Lived in – West Haven, CT, Sandy Hook, CT, Brooklyn, NY, Arlington, VA , Bristol, RI

I went back and re-checked the school staff listings…no Erin Hughes. No Erins at all.



At his death in 1927, Payne Whitney bestowed the funds to build and endow the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic (PWC) on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. An eight story free-standing hospital, it was immediately affiliated with Cornell University‘s medical school (now Weill Cornell Medical College) and with the New York Hospital (now New York-Presbyterian Hospital), both of which are adjacent to PWC.

Payne Whitney was a large donor to the Hospital and Medical College, and it has been an issue of long speculation why he chose a psychiatric building to be his primary naming opportunity at New York-Cornell. The poet Robert Lowell wrote of his hospitalization at Payne Whitney, Marilyn Monroe was hospitalized there in early 1961, and Mary McCarthy based her book, The Group, on her inpatient experience. The poet James Schuyler wrote about his experiences there in the eleven-poem series “The Payne Whitney Poems” in his 1972 book The Morning of the Poem.

The building itself was torn down in the early 1990s to make way for an expansion of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital over the FDR Drive. Since that time, all clinical and research services at the two primary Cornell psychiatric campuses—in Manhattan and in White Plains, New York—have been named after Payne Whitney. The clinic also has an outpatient and Continuing Day Treatment Program in an off-campus building at East 61st Street and York Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Payne Whitney Clinic has been home to some of the most notable psychiatrists in the country. Currently-affiliated psychiatrists and psychologists include Jack Barchas, Robert Michels, Otto F. Kernberg, James Kocsis, and Theodore Shapiro. Previously-affiliated psychiatrists include Arnold Cooper, Benjamin Spock, Robert Millman, Louis Jolyon West, David Silbersweig, Harry Tiebout, Mary Jane Sherfey, Helen Singer Kaplan, Allen Frances, and Paul McHugh. Payne Whitney has also been the “voluntary faculty” home to such psychiatric writers as Roy Schafer, Richard Isay, and Daniel Stern, and the recent home of such senior scholars as David A. Hamburg and Beatrix Hamburg.


Finally, we look at the information on the contents inside the Nancy Lanza home:

School-related paperwork pertaining to Adam Lanza

Email re: dated 10/12/11

Printed photographs, misc. handwritten papers, and Sandy Hook report card for Adam Lanza

Book: “Look Me in the Eye: My Life With Asperger’s”

Book: “Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant”

Book: “NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting”

Handwritten papers, artwork and literature pertaining to Adam Lanza

School paperwork in the name of Adam Lanza

Insurance, medical, and other paperwork in name of Nancy Lanza, and college paperwork in name of Adam Lanza

Four papers with miscellaneous writings

Receipt for Timstar Shooting Range in Weatherford, Okla.

NRA certificate for Nancy Lanza

NRA certificate for Adam Lanza

Book: “Train Your Brain to Get Happy,” with pages tabbed off

Seven journals and miscellaneous drawings by Adam Lanza

Journal authored by Ryan Lanza

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*NOTE again:

Receipt for Timstar Shooting Range in Weatherford, Okla.


Is Enid, Oklahoma near Weatherford, Oklahoma ?,_Oklahoma

Back to Enid, Oklahoma and the name Roberts:

Samuel Roberts Noble

Roberts. Like Margaret Roberts Thatcher ? Her son and the coup in Africa ?

I guess I will head on over to the land of Cotton, but this story is for another day….

Lenore Kipp
(m. 1931–1960; her death)
Patricia Medina
(m. 1960–1994; his death)

We will continue now in comments.

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