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:

  1. Christmas Car­ol, A