I am wondering if you are talking about my grandfather's sister Josephine Noonan! She was born in 1897 so the retirement would make sense. Her mother was Mary E Carabine who married John Noonan. It's amazing to hear that your father's father was taught by Mr. Carabine! This is probably Mary E's father. I am the fifth generation of teachers in my family but until I started family research I had no idea! Would you mind if I sent a few questions to your email? I am having a really hard time w/this line of my family.