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Victor Hugo Noyes

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Victor Hugo Noyes

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Victor Hugo Noyes, color

Original image courtesy of Nancy Benton.

Victor Hugo Noyes was a son of James Allen Noyes and Caroline Atwell Noyes, and elder sibling of this blog’s direct line Ray Noyes.

Victor Hugo NOYES was killed by a train in Florida. Because of a yellow fever epidemic, his body was buried for a year there, then brought to Liberal, MO.

SOURCE: Nancy Benton

Victor traveled extensively before his early, death. He returned from China with silkworms. His mother, Caroline Atwell Noyes, wove thread from the silk which is still kept by family.

Silk thread woven by Caroline Noyes

Silk thread woven by Caroline Noyes

Image courtesy Nancy Benton

General Notes


Victor Hugo NOYES was born 20 August 1865, “4 o’clock”, at Anna, Union Co., Illinois. He died at the age of 21, but not before having traveled a good deal. One of his trips was to China, from where he returned with silkworms, which he raised. He also journeyed to India. Unfortunately, only a couple of letters survive from his travels.

“Victor Hugo NOYES was killed by a train in Florida. Because of a yellow fever epidemic, his body was buried for a year there, then brought to Liberal, MO.”

SOURCE: Nancy Benton




Husband Victor Hugo Noyes 1



           Born: 1865 Aug 20 - Anna, Union, Illinois 2
     Christened: 
           Died: 1886 Oct 23 - Wildwood, Sumter, Florida, USA 3
         Buried: 



         Father: James Allen + Noyes (1826-1901) 1
         Mother: Caroline + Atwell (1835-1894) 1




Events


1. Birth: 1865 Aug 20 Anna, Union, Illinois. 4 Carrie Atwell Noyes’ record of births gives place, date and born at 4 oclock P.M.

3. He traveled Traveled to Indian and China. Victor, son of James and Caroline supposedly traveled to India and China and brought back some silk worms which Caroline nurtured. I have a length of silk yarn somewhere that she is said to have spun from them.
SOURCE: Nancy Benton
Caroline also made a shawl from the silk.
SOURCE: April 22 2003 Nancy Benton email.

4. Census: Pg. 388 1870 Anna, Union, Illinois. 6
Page: 388
Roll: M593_284
Image: 33
Page No. 32 (given on census sheet)
Enumerated 18 of June
14 248/239 NOYES, J. Andrew 45 mw Farmer $3000 $250 b. MI
15 C. Ammanda 35 fw House Keeper b. VT
16 E. Violetta 8 fw b. MI attended school
17 C. Rebecca 7 fw b. MI attended school
18 V. Henry 4 mw b. IL
19 A. Monroe 3 mw b. IL
20 Patric 1/12 b. IL
21-26 249/240 Household of Davis CALVIN 47 and Mary V., he of IL and she of AR
27-31 250/241 Household of R. Henry CALVIN and Clarissa, he of VA, she of NC.
32 251/242 HARMAN Asa 40 mw Farmer $2000 $200 b. VT
33 Susan 39 fw House Keeper b. NY
34 O. Ephriam 15 mw b. MI
35 N. Edward 6 mw b. MI Can’t write
COMMENT: What happened here? Did the census taker just record initials and then reenter the information and make up names while doing so? The J. Andrew NOYES household is that of James Allen NOYES and the children should read Emma Viola, Cora Rachel, Victor Hugo, Allen Marble, and Paul. The children in the Asa HARMON household are Orrin Ellie and Edgar. The “Susan” as Asa’s wife is probably Lucy as in the 1880 census.

5. Accessory Document: Noyes Family Constitution, After 1878. The Constitution was prepared after 1878, while Emma married, but before 1886 when Cora married and Victor died. It was perhaps prepared in 1883.

6. Census: Pg. 25B 1880 Anna, Union, Illinois. 8
Year: 1880; Census Place: Anna, Union, Illinois; Roll: T9_254; Family History Film: 1254254; Page: 25B; Enumeration District: 113; Image: 0207
Enumerated 36 and 28 of June by Joseph Levey
33 337/369 HARMON Asa wm 52 md Farmer b. VT parents b. VT
34 Lucy wf Wife 51 md Keeping House can’t write b. OH parents b. NY
35 Edgar wm Son 15 MI father b. VT mother b. OH
36 Almina sister 54 unable to read or write VT parents b. VT
37 Ida LEE wf19 Boarding sg b. IL parents b. IL
38 Charles LEE 16 wm Boarding sg Laborer IL parents b. IL
<font color=”#7D4900″>39 338/370 NOYES J. A. wm 53 md. Farmer b. MI father b. MA mother b. NY
40 Caroline wf 44 Keeing house b. VT parents b. MA
41 Cora wf 17 Daughter sg b. MI father b. MI mother b. VT
42 Victor wm 14 sg Son b. IL father b. MI mother b. VT
43 Allen wm 12 sg Son b. IL father b. MI mother b. VT
44 Paul wm 10 sg Son b. IL father b. MI mother b. VT
45 Ray wm 6 sg sg Son b. IL father b. MI mother b. VT</font>
46 338/371 HARMON Orin wm 25 Son-in-law md Farmer b. MI father b. VT mother b. (VT written over Ohio or vice versa)
47 E. Viola wf 19 Daughter md. Farmer b. MI father b. MI mother b. VT
48 Chloe DAVIS wf 70 wd keeping house unable to read or write b. NC father b. NC mother b. VA
COMMENT: Chloe DAVIS looks like she was inadvertantly placed in the Orin HARMON household, as 338/372 continues with daughters of Chloe’s.

7. Migration: 1882 Aug 9, , Barton, Missouri. Departed Anna IL for Barton Co. MO on this day. The trip of about 300 miles took nearly three weeks. Caroline kept a diary for nine days.

8. He traveled from 1882 to 1884. No cards or letters, or at least none preserved. Nancy Benton had a stack of empty envelopes which gave locals from other communications to family. Many of the Noyes family documents, including letters, were burned during the McCarthy years.

9. Correspondence: Victor Hugo Noyes to Cora Noyes, 1883 Dec, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri. 9
The date on the letter looks like Dec 1887 but Victor died in 1886. The date has been determined to be 1883, it being known that Victor was working in a tin shop in Kansas City in March of 1884.
“I have many more envelopes than letters, and none of the letters were enclosed in an envelope. Envelopes at that time carried the month and day, but not the year, so are not of much use in dating anything, anyway. It’s strange because the postmarks on postcards did carry the year.” Source: Nancy Benton 12 Sept 2003 email

10. Occupation: Worked in tin shop 1884 Feb Kansas City, , , USA.

11. Residence: 1884 Feb Kansas City, , , USA. In Feb, 1884 Victor was in Kansas City, working at a tin shop. (Postcard from Victor to Cora)

12. Occupation: Farm worker c. Feb to April 1884.

13. Occupation: Tin Shop c. Feb to April 1884. Worked in a tin shop in the central part of MO for the H & St. Jo. R.R

14. Residence: 1884 Apr Princeton, Bureau, Illinois. “In April, 1884 he was in Princeton, IL He had worked at three different places after leaving KC–on a farm, in a tin shop in the central part of MO for the H & St. Jo. R.R. and on a farm in Princeton.”
SOURCE: Nancy Benton April 27 2003 email

15. Occupation: Farm worker 1884 Apr Princeton, Bureau, Illinois.

16. Location: 1884 Apr 19, Chicago, Cook, Illinois. April, 19, 1884, he was in Chicago. Said he had seen R. Weyler there.
SOURCE: Nancy Benton 27 April 2003 email

17. Accessory Document: Family Record of James Allen Noyes, Cir 1885. Recorded by Caroline Atwell c. 1885. Courtesy of Nancy Benton.

18. Location: 1885 Jun, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Jun, 1885 he was in Boston.
SOURCE: Nancy Benton 27 April 2003

19. Correspondence: Letter written by Victor Hugo Noyes to Cora from Boston., Oct 18, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. 10 Letter courtesy of Nancy Benton. Transcribed by JMK October 2001.

20. Occupation: Worked in an orchard 1886 Mar Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas.

21. Residence: 1886 Mar 17 Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas. March 17, 1886 he was in Fayetteville, AR and had been working for a man planting a big apple orchard. He boarded with a family from TX in a house said to be the highest in AR.
SOURCE: Nancy Benton 27 April 2003 email

22. Location: 1886 May 21, TX, Upshur Co., Gilmer. May 21, 1886 he was in Gilmer, TX. Had been working near Pittsburg for a farmer and worked in Arkansas for Ike James, who is cousin to Jesse James.
SOURCE: Nancy Benton 27 April 2003 email

23. Death: 1886 Oct 23 Wildwood, Sumter, Florida, USA. 3 Date of death, not place, is given by the family record of “Deaths of the family of James A. and Carrie A. Noyes”

24. Cemetery: ? Liberal Cemetery, Liberal, Barton, Missouri. 11 Courtesy of Nancy Bryant.

25. Accessory Document: “The Decline of Faith” leaflet translated into Bengalee., Bef 1886. This page from a leaflet of John E. Remsburg’s “The Decline of Faith”, noted as “translated into the Bengalee language by Kedarnalh Basn M.C. a leader of the Freethought Movement in Bengal, India”, is believed to be from Victor’s travel to India. The image is courtesy of Nancy Benton.

26. Accessory Document: James Allen Noyes Family Death Record. 3 Courtesy of Nancy Benton.


Sources


1. Nancy Benton.

2. Caroline Atwell Noyes, Family Record for James A. Noyes (Transcribed 2003 by jk from a scan of the original in the possession of Nancy Benton.
Year of original record is unknown but was perhaps abt. 1885 when Carrie transcribed the Nathan Atwell Family Record from the Atwell Family Bible. Handwriting and condition of paper appears about the same.), Victor Hugo was born in Anna Union Co. Illinois Aug 20 4 oclock t. u. 1865.

3. Carrie Atwell Noyes and following generations, Deaths of the Family of James A. Noyes and Carrie A. Noyes (Transcribed 2003 by jk from scan of original document in possession of descendant Nancy Benton.)

4. Caroline Atwell Noyes, Family Record for James A. Noyes (Transcribed 2003 by jk from a scan of the original in the possession of Nancy Benton.
Year of original record is unknown but was perhaps abt. 1885 when Carrie transcribed the Nathan Atwell Family Record from the Atwell Family Bible. Handwriting and condition of paper appears about the same.)

5. Unknown photographer, Victor Hugo Noyes (Digital copy courtesy of Nancy Benton, possessor of the original image in 2003.)

6. Illinois, Union County, 1870 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (Images at Ancestry.com).

7. The James Noyes Family, Noyes Family Constitution (Digital copy courtesy of Nancy Benton 2003.)

8. Illinois, Union County, 1880 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (Images at Ancestry.com).

9. Victor Hugo Noyes, Victor Hugo Noyes to Cora Noyes (December 1883. Digital copy courtesy of Nancy Benton, 2003.)

10. Victor Hugo Noyes, Victor Hugo Noyes to Cora Noyes (August 10 or 18 1885, Boston MA. Digital copy courtesy of Nancy Benton, 2003.)

11. Tombstone of Victor Hugo Noyes, Liberal Cemetery, Liberal, Barton County, Missouri (Digital copy courtesy of Nancy Benton 2003).

12. Kednarnalh Basn and John E. Remsburg, The Decline of Faith (c. 1880s, Bengal, India. Digital copy courtesy of Nancy Benton, 2003.) …. Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, Vol. II (Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar.)

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