October 12, 1844, New Orleans, Louisiana.
January 31, 1925, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Massachusetts.
George was the son of George W. Cable, Sr., and Rebecca Boardman. He married three times, to Louise Stewart Bartlett (1869), Eva Stenson (1906), and Hanna Cowing (1923).
Cable was a well known author following the American civil war. However, his liberal civil rights views drew the ire of his neighbors, and the family moved to Northampton, Massachusetts, in October 1885.
It is said they chose Northampton because it was close to George’s friend and fellow lecture circuit companion Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), and Smith College offered educational opportunity for their daughters.
Cable’s works include: