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Name: NOBLE, Daniel William 'Dan'

Birth Date: 1880 Peterborough

Death Date: 1944 Kisumu, blackwater fever

Nationality: British

First Date: 1902

Last Date: 1944

Profession: For some years he managed the Stanley Hotel. Later engaged in mining in Kakamega district. Postmaster Nairobi 1902

Area: Nairobi, Kakamega, HBEA 1912 - Limoru, 1925 Nairobi, 1930 Kitale, 1908 Fort Hall

Married: Ellen Mary 'Nellie' Rayne (Australian) b. 1886, d. 10 July 1941 Nairobi

Children: Royce Neale (Nairobi 11.11.1906); Daniel Kenneth (Nairobi 4.4.1908); Norman Edgar (Limuru 28.12.1909-3.8.1917 Nairobi); Frederick Stanley (3 Oct 1916 Nairobi)

Book Reference: Cuckoo, Kill, Leader 14, Gillett, HBEA, EAHB 1905, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, North, Pioneers, EA Diary 1903, Drumkey, Red 22, EAHB 1906, Gazette, Harmony, Nicholls, EAHB 1904, SKP, Mills, Red Book 1912

General Information:

Leader14 - W. D. Noble - Limoru
Cuckoo - 1904 - First Postmaster of Nairobi.
Kill - Very annoyed when Foran woke him up by shooting a lion outside the Post Office.
Nairobi Forest Road Cemetery - Ellen Mary Noble, British, age 56, died 10/7/41  
EA Diary has D.W. Noble as Postmaster Nairobi, 1903
Drumkey 1909 - Postmaster, EAP
Red 22 - D.W. Noble, Old Stanley Hotel, Nairobi
EAHB 1906 - Postal Dept. - Postmaster, On leave - D.W. Noble
Gazette - 24/3/15 - Partnership between Daniel William Noble and David Aitkin Davidson dissolved 28/2/15
Gazette - 28/10/14 - Transfer of Liquor Licence at Stanley Hotel from Mrs Mayence Tate to D.W. Noble
Member of Lodge Harmony - Initiated 3/1/22, age 41, Hotel Proprietor, Nairobi
Nicholls - 1903 - A bungalow next door to Tommy Woods was built by Dan Noble, the Post Master, as the first 'proper' hotel, run by May Bent and called the Stanley Hotel.
North - Due to be moved to Mombasa when he returns from leave - 'no grounds to sack but unsuitable for position he holds … too young' (Gosling, CO 533)
SKP - 1938 - Society of Kenya Pioneers - over 30 years in Colony - arrived Nairobi, Nov 1903 - Mrs D.W. Noble
Mills - 1913 - the Tate's 'New Stanley' opened on the hotel's present location. The hotel was called 'New Stanley' following an acrimonious court battle where Dan Noble, who was to find the largest gold nugget in the Kakamega Gold Rush, contested the transfer of the name to the new premises as he had bought the old hotel and wished to retain the name.
Red Book 1912 - D.W. Noble - Kyambu
Gazette - 1/2/1906 - arrived back from leave - Postmaster - 27/1/1906
Gazette 24/1/1917 - High Court case - Daniel William Noble v John Alan Grice
EAHB 1905 - Postmaster, Nairobi.
KAD 1922 - Old Stanley Hotel, Nbi.
Hut - Kakamega Mining

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