Victor Hugo Noyes to Cora Noyes, December 1883

victor hugo noyes letter

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 […]

Carr’s Chapel Cemetery


Courtesy of Nancy Benton, this document shows the rows in which certain members of the Brewer family are buried at Carr’s Chapel Cemetery in Dade county, Missouri. In row 1 is Mary Johnson Fowler, wife of John Fowler (direct line), Catherine Hedden Brewer, wife of Daniel Levi Brewer (direct line), Alva Brewer, son of David […]

Bettie Brewer Noyes and Jessie

Bettie Brewer Noyes, wife of Ray Noyes of Liberal, Missouri, is seen here visiting her sister, Jessie, in Washington state.

Bettie Brewer Noyes Visiting Jessie Brewer Jones in Washington State

Bettie Brewer Noyes, wife of Ray Noyes of Liberal, Missouri, is seen here visiting her sister, Jessie, in Washington state.

The Jones Family


Levy Jones and Jessie Brewer Jones are shown here. The identity of the child isn’t certain. Jessie was a sister of Bettie Brewer Noyes (this blog’s line) and daughter of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Fowler Brewer. The original photo is courtesy of Jim and Dieanna Swearngin.

Burton Jones


Burton Jones, son of John Levy Jones and Jessie Brewer (daughter of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Fowler) was a nephew of our Bettie Brewer Noyes. He was born Sept 24 1917 in Missouri, and died Nov 5, 1975 in Yakima, Yakima, Washington. He is buried at West Hills in Yakima, Washington. He served in […]

Personal Property of the Estate of David Nathaniel Brewer

Courtesy of Nancy Benton, we have papers listing the personal property from the estate of our David Nathaniel Brewer. Born Oct 31 1850 at Pleasant, Steuben, Indiana, David married Delana Fowler on March 1 1869 at Osage Mission, Neosho, Kansas. He died Aug 29, 1921 at Greenfield, Dade, Missouri.

Ray Noyes Family Gathering


Courtesy of Nancy Benton we have this photo of a Noyes family gathering in Liberal, Missouri circa 1932. From left to right: Jamie Noyes; Ray Noyes behind Mary Lou Noyes; Charles Bryant with Viola Noyes Harmon in front of him and Kathleen Bryant in front of Viola; Pansy Bryant, Lloyd McKinney with Dorothy in front […]

Noyes Half Brothers, Franklin L. and George W. (Two Images)


James Allen Noyes (my line), son of James Noyes and Sally Marble, had a number of half-brothers and half-sisters by his father’s second marriage to Susan Waters, but as far as I’m aware only two of those half-brothers survived to adulthood, George W. Noyes and Franklin L. Noyes. We have two pictures of half-brothers, one […]

Mary Louise Noyes Bevans Hurt


Courtesy of Nancy Benton, this is a photo of Mary Lou Noyes, daughter of Ray Noyes and Bettie Brewer of Liberal, Missouri. Mary Louise “Mary Lou” Noyes, b. Nov 15, 1913 at Liberal, died May of 1953 in Kansas City. At the age of 15, she married (1) Frank Bevans Jr., on Aug 10 1929 […]