Noel A. Smith and his descendants have resided on and farmed property along Lebanon Road since 1879.
Noel believed in education. He graduated from Metropolitan Business College of Dallas in 1900. Upon graduating he was offered a post as a teacher and was very tempted to take the position, but his heart was set on farming and a girl at home.
Noel A. Smith and Susie Cook were married December 23, 1900. Noel and Susie had two children. Robert Abraham was born in 1907, but unfortunately died in 1913 of Brights Disease. A daughter, Cecile, was born a year later in 1914. Cecile graduated from Frisco High School in 1930 and passed away at the age of 86 in September, 2000.
Noel was among the first to cultivate his land by the use of tractors and other mechanical farm machinery. In 1921 he installed a Delco plant for electric lighting. Later, he added butane fuel for cooking, water into his home, barns and feedlots, scales, gasoline pumps, and indoor plumbing. Noel was very far-sighted and provided improvements which were not common until twenty years after his death in 1939.
Noel would be very honored to see this beautiful school that has been built and named for him, but his greatest pleasure would be to know that the young minds of so many children will be enriched on the land that he loved so much.