Caroline Atwell Noyes Photo

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Caroline Atwell, born 2 Oct 1835 at Waterbury, Washington Co. VT and died 18 April 1894 at Liberal, Barton, Missouri, was married to James Allen Noyes. Learn more about the family here. This photo was probably taken at Liberal, Missouri.

CARRIE NOYES DREAM, Feb 7 1885

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Nancy Benton, who had this in her collection, notes Caroline Atwell Noyes (line of the blog’s author) had cut apart an envelope that had contained a letter addressed to herself and written this dream on the inside. The dream concerns her daughter Cora going on a trip, and the numbers 87. It was a powerful […]

Ray Noyes’ Obituaries

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Ray Noyes, husband of Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” Brewer, was the son of James Allen Noyes and Caroline Atwell Noyes. He lived in Liberal, Missouri. Ray is of our line. LAMAR DEMOCRAT obituary (Tuesday, January 21, 1941) for Ray NOYES reads: “Ray Noyes dead–Ray NOYES, one of West Barton’s best known men, died at his home […]

Pacific Mills, Working Regulation Document of Caroline Atwell

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Courtesy of Nancy Benton. The Pacific Mills working regulations document shows that Caroline Atwell was working at the mill in 1854 after the death of her parents. I may be wrong on this but it appearing that Pacific Mills was incorporated 1853, and commenced operation 1854 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The facility had 1600 looms, 62,000 […]

1892 Oct 17, Letter from Ray Noyes to Caroline Atwell Noyes

A letter from Ray Noyes of Liberal, Missouri to his mother Caroline Atwell Noyes. Paul and Edna Stark had married on June 8 1891 and their daughter Grace was born March of 1892. Paul and his family stayed in Miller, Oklahoma in 1892/93 in preparation for the land run of 1893. I don’t know where […]

1892 April 23, Letter from Caroline Atwell Noyes to Ray Noyes

A letter from Caroline Atwell Noyes to her son Ray in Liberal, Missouri. She was staying with son Allen Marble Noyes who made the land run in 1889. The letter is courtesy of Nancy Benton. Miller Oklahoma April 23, 1892 Dear Ray. — I thought you would like to hear from Allens place I will […]

CARRIE NOYES LETTER TO ALLEN NOYES, 1887

CARRIE NOYES LETTER TO ALLEN NOYES 1887 Liberal, Barton Co. Missouri July 23d 1887 Ray Noyes was 13 at the time of this incident. Allen is noted as being in “Sunny Dale”. Where this was, I’ve not been able to discover, but Allen was in Oklahoma by at least 1889. A Dr. Clark is mentioned […]

Letter from Sarah Atwell Gilbert to Caroline Atwell Noyes, 1877

Sarah Ann Lydia Atwell Gilbert was Caroline Atwell Noyes’ sister. Mention is made of a number of people in the letter. Viola, who had been apparently ill, was Caroline’s daughter and would have been about sixteen. Sarah’s husband, to the best of my knowledge, was a dentist. Uncle Best was Thomas Best Scagel b. 1805 […]

Interest in Spiritualism in Freethought Settlers of Liberal, Missouri Prior the mid 1880s – Letter from N. W. Gilbert to Caroline Atwell Noyes, April 18 1879

The Noyes family of the socialist Alphadelphia Association, and the free thought community of Liberal, preserved many of the family papers and correspondence, but with the McCarthy scare in the 1950s, my Noyes grandmother, with her sister, Pansy, burned almost the entirety of the collection, fearful of exposure and retribution. A very few letters were […]

Caroline Atwell Noyes’ address book

Caroline Atwell Noyes’ address book shows: J.A. Noyes Anna, Union Co., Illinois N.W. Gilbert Montpelier, Vermont Hannah M. Wolger 87 Hampshire St., Lawrence, Massachusetts Mary Chilton Franklinville, N.C. Marilla Wells Lawrence, Massachusetts Written at another time: Hannah M. Wolger No. 42 Broadway, South Lawrence, Massachusetts Francis Barry Berlin Heights, Ohio On second sheet, sometime later, […]

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