Ray Noyes Family Gathering

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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 […]

Elizabeth “Bettie” Brewer Noyes, Application for Letters of Administration

Below is the application for Letters of Administration for Elizabeth Brewer Noyes (direct line), showing where children were living in 1963. Pansy was on Route 2 at Liberal, Cora was at 2932 Lillian Street in Shreveport, Louisiana, James was on Route 1 in Liberal, and Dorothy was at 1410 River Street in Carthage.

Dorothy Noyes and Lloyd McKenney

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Lloyd Clinton McKenney, b. Jan 28 1909 in Chautauqua Co., Kansas, on July 28 1928 married, at Girard, Crawford, Kansas, Dorothy Nadeen Noyes b. Jan 13 1908 at Liberal, Barton, Missouri. Dorothy died April 28, 1985 at Carthage, Jasper, Missouri. Lloyd died Nov 17 1992 at Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas. Lloyd was a son of […]

Lloyd and Dorothy’s Home in Carthage

The home of Lloyd and Dorothy Mckenney on Riverside Drive in Carthage, Missouri. They lived here in the 50s through the 80s. Dorothy had decorated it in a combination of mid-twentieth century modern and antiques, with some Japanese flavor sprinkled about here and there, textiles and walls in predominately green hues that were cool and […]

Obituaries for Elizabeth “Bettie” Brewer Noyes of Liberal, Missouri

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We have two obituaries for Bettie Brewer. I appear to have lost the obitnoyesbbettie1.gif of the below obituary, but still have the second. Both were courtesy of Nancy Benton. Elizabeth “Bettie” Brewer Noyes (line of the blog’s author) was the wife of Ray Noyes and daughter of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Fowler. WIDOW […]

Dorothy and Mary Lou Noyes

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Dorothy (the author’s line) and Mary Lou Noyes were daughters of Ray Noyes and Elizabeth “Bettie” Brewer of Liberal, Missouri.

MORE RECOLLECTIONS FROM LLOYD CLINTON MCKENNEY

MORE RECOLLECTIONS FROM LLOYD CLINTON MCKENNEY These are my notes from a conversation with Lloyd about 1981. — jk Lloyd Clinton McKENNEY started school at about the age of 6 at the Crockett schoolhouse in Chautauqua County, Kansas which was located 1/4 mile from the main house. He says the kitchen at the farm house […]

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 […]

Delana Fowler Brewer and Family, Spring-Summer circa 1924

This photo is courtesy Nancy Benton who supplied identification. Left to right: Levy Jones with hands on son Herbert’s shoulder, Delana Brewer, Mary Brewer Spurling with Katherine (child of Mary or Jessie) in front; Jessie Brewer Jones; Bettie Brewer Noyes with Lena Minor in front; Mary Lou Noyes and Dorothy Noyes.   Delana Fowler Brewer […]

Ray Noyes and Bettie Brewer

Ray NOYES was born 4 Jan 1874 at Anna, Union, Illinois, the youngest of 6 known children and the 4th son born to James Allen NOYES and Caroline ATWELL. The family record reports he was 10 pounds at birth. Obituary and family accounts vary as to when the move to the freethought community of Liberal, […]