I was just doing a little curiosity thing for my own blog, and got so involved in the finding and the telling, that it took quite a few days to gather the information and make a story of it, in several installments. It's a story of his concern and affection for a fellow thespian whose family was all struck down by the Yellow Fever epidemic in Vicksburg in 1878, and his kind placing of a stone to mark their grave-for-three.
I am not a writer, but an amateur blogger, whose regard for this gentleman has been kindled and increased over the time of reading of his life, and I thought perhaps some one of his family might like to know that a far-away stranger holds his own memory in highest esteem and fond thought.
I enjoyed your recounting of Milton’s caring for fellow thespians. I will keep this account to add to my genealogical info for him, thanks.
Where did you get the info that his son died as a suicide in his 20’s?I have the son Milton Nobles Jr. dying in 1925 (one year after his father), but I don’t have a good source for that info.
My grandmother was a child actress and later a write. She wrote very reverently of her great uncle Milton.
Thanks for sharing,