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Fleetus Lee Gobble Papers


Fleetus Lee Gobble was born in 1891 in Davidson County to John H. and Frances Foster Gobble. Married in 1913, Gobble and his wife, the former Blanche Evans, settled in Winston-Salem and became the parents of three children. By profession Gobble was a barber and businessman as owner of barbershops and two schools of cosmetology. He was first elected to the state House of Representatives as a Democrat from Forsyth County in 1941 and served continuously, with the exception of the 1947 session, until his sudden death in Raleigh in 1961 at the age of seventy.These papers relate to Gobble's service in the legislature and on committees, on the board of trustees of the Winston-Salem Teachers College ... (more below)

Title

Fleetus Lee Gobble Papers

Collection Number

PC.1987

Date(s)

1944-1961

Language

English

Physical Description
Boxes
3
Cubic feet
1 2/3
Abstract

Fleetus Lee Gobble was born in 1891 in Davidson County to John H. and Frances Foster Gobble. Married in 1913, Gobble and his wife, the former Blanche Evans, settled in Winston-Salem and became the parents of three children. By profession Gobble was a barber and businessman as owner of barbershops and two schools of cosmetology. He was first elected to the state House of Representatives as a Democrat from Forsyth County in 1941 and served continuously, with the exception of the 1947 session, until his sudden death in Raleigh in 1961 at the age of seventy.

These papers relate to Gobble's service in the legislature and on committees, on the board of trustees of the Winston-Salem Teachers College, and to a lesser degree to his professional and family life. The papers include political and some family correspondence; newsclippings pertaining to events, news of the General Assembly, and two scrapbooks: 1944-1961; and 1959-1961.

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, North Carolina State Archives.

Creator

Gobble, Fleetus Lee.

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


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Processed by Fran Tracy-Walls, 2010

Encoded by Fran Tracy-Walls, 2011

This collection is minimally processed and may not be arranged in its final order.

Material in the collection classified as state publications was transferred to the State Government Publication Collection of the State Library of North Carolina.


Fleetus Lee Gobble (1891-1961), Democrat, was born in Davidson County to John H. and Frances Foster Gobble. A barber by profession and businessman, Gobble operated two shops in Winston-Salem, was president of the Winston-Salem Barber College, owned a school of beauty culture (cosmetology), and was active in barber professional organizations. He was married to Blanche Evans in 1913, and the couple had three children.

In 1941 Gobble was first elected to the state House of Representatives from Forsyth County and served continuously, with the exception of the 1947 session, until his sudden death in Raleigh on March 1, 1961, while the legislature was in session.

Gobble's legislative service totalled twenty years. At that time of his death, Gobble was chairman of the House Enrolled Bills Committee. He had also served for several sessions on the subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee. He was appointed by Governor Luther H. Hodges to the Winston-Salem Teachers College (now Winston-Salem State University) Board of Trustees, 1955-June 30, 1959.

Sources consulted in addition to the contents of the collection: North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975;  North Carolina Manual, 1951, 465. North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004. United States Census: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930.


[Identification of item], PC.1987, Finding Aid of the Fleetus Lee Gobble Papers, 1944-1961, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Received November 2009 as a transfer from Forsyth County Library, via Billy King, head of the library's North Carolina Room.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx.


These papers relate to Gobble's service in the legislature and on committees, House of Representatives; on the board of trustees of the Winston-Salem Teachers College, 1955-1959; and to a lesser degree to his professional and family life. The papers include political and some family correspondence; newsclippings pertaining to events, news of the General Assembly; and two scrapbooks: 1944-1961, and 1959-1961; and miscellaneous materials. Of particular interest is Gobble's appointment by Governor Luther H. Hodges to the Winston-Salem Teachers College (now Winston-Salem State University) Board of Trustees, 1955-June 30, 1959. In relation to that service, there is a small quantity of Winston-Salem Teachers College materials, including a few letters from Francis Loguen Atkins (1896-1982), president of the college from 1934-1961.

Arranged by type of material.


These papers relate to Gobble's service in the legislature and on committees, House of Representatives; on the board of trustees of the Winston-Salem Teachers College, 1955-1959; and to a lesser degree to his professional and family life. The papers include political and some family correspondence; newsclippings pertaining to events, news of the General Assembly; and two scrapbooks: 1944-1961, and 1959-1961; and miscellaneous materials. Of particular interest is Gobble's appointment by Governor Luther H. Hodges to the Winston-Salem Teachers College (now Winston-Salem State University) Board of Trustees, 1955-June 30, 1959. In relation to that service, there is a small quantity of Winston-Salem Teachers College materials, including a few letters from Francis Loguen Atkins (1896-1982), president of the college from 1934-1961.


  • Gobble family.
  • Associated Master Barbers of North Carolina.
  • North Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
  • Winston-Salem Teachers College.
  • Winston-Salem Teachers College. Board of Trustees.
  • Barbers.
  • College presidents--North Carolina--20th century.
  • Politicians.
  • Forsyth County (N.C.)
  • Raleigh (N.C.)
  • Winston-Salem (N.C.)
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Woodcuts (prints).
  • Atkins, Francis Logouen, 1896-1982.
  • Gobble, Fleetus Lee.

Includes General Assembly material from Gobble's personal professional files as legislator and master barber and some political correspondence.

Box: PC1987.1  
1944-1961
1944-1961

Scope and Content

Of particular interest are some Winston-Salem Teachers College materials from Gobble's tenure on the college's Board of Trustees, 1955-1959, including a small quantity of letters from Francis Loguen Atkins (1896-1982), president of the college from 1934-1961. There is also some material related to the professional organization in which Gobble was active, the Associated Master Barbers of N.C.

Contains material relating to Gobble's children, including letters written home to Gobble and to his wife.

Box: PC1987.2  
Letters

Scope and Content

Includes letters home from his sons, Fleetus Lee Gobble, Jr., James Gobble, and his daughter, Juanita Gobble Stringer, who became a school teacher. His son Fleetus, eventually became a physician, specializing in obstetrics, and his son James, an exectutive with Roadway Express Company.

This cubic foot box includes some political correspondence and newsclippings pertaining to Gobble and to events and news of the General Assembly. Additionally there are two scrapbooks: 1944-1961 and 1959-1961 that document Gobble's career and which contain also some loose news articles, 1959-1961.

Box: 1987.3  
Articles and Miscellaneous materials

Scope and Content

Included are articles reporting Gobble's sudden death while having lunch with fellow legislators during his service in the General Assembly, his tenth term. Miscellaneous materials include a photo print of Gobble on a woodblock.