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 […]

Bettie Brewer Noyes with son Ray James Noyes

Courtesy of Nancy Benton Bettie Brewer Noyes was the wife of Ray Noyes. They lived and died at Liberal, Missouri. Son Ray James was born 1903 at Liberal and died there May 15 1969. I don’t know where this photo was taken but my guess is a vacation is involved.

Betty Brewer Noyes at 14

Photoshopped to remove yellow cast makes it a little clearer Betty Brewer at 14 years of age Courtesy of Nancy Benton Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” Brewer was born 1877 in Liberal, Barton, Missouri to David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana L. Jane Fowler. In 1895, she married Ray Noyes, son of James Allen Noyes and Caroline Atwell. […]

June 6th, Ray Noyes letter to Bettie Noyes

Dated with a month and day but no year, I have vacillated back and forth on whether this letter from Ray to Bettie Noyes would have been written during Bettie’s 1902 June visit with the family of Allan Noyes (a brother of Ray) in Oklahoma. Bettie’s first letter to Ray (at least the first of […]

1902 June 23 letter, Bettie to Ray Noyes

This is one of two surviving letters sent from Bettie Brewer Noyes to Ray Noyes when she went from Liberal, Missouri to Oklahoma to stay with Ray’s older brother, Allen, and his wife, Susie. It wasn’t a pleasure trip. Allen and Susie’s daughter, Carrie, is mentioned in the second letter, so Bettie was there subsequent […]

1902 May 30 Bettie Noyes to Ray

1902 May 30 Bettie Noyes to Ray Miller, Oklahoma Territory This is the first of two surviving letters sent from Bettie Brewer Noyes to Ray Noyes when she went from Liberal, Missouri to Oklahoma to stay with Ray’s older brother, Allen, and his wife, Susie. It wasn’t a pleasure trip. Allen and Susie’s daughter, Carrie, […]

Edna Stark Noyes Letter to Bettie Noyes, April 13 1897

Below is a letter from Edna Stark (b. 1872) wife of Paul Noyes (b. 1869) to Elizabeth “Bettie” Brewer Noyes (b. 1877), wife of Ray Noyes (b. 1874), a brother of Paul’s. The letter shows that at the time they were living in Whiterock, Oklahoma. The baby picture that Edna mentions as having received from […]

Elizabeth Bettie Brewer Noyes with Grandchildren

A lovely little candid photo of Bettie holding one grandson, the other standing alongside. Courtesy Nancy Benton. Bettie Brewer Noyes was the wife of Ray Noyes. They resided in Liberal, Missouri.

Noyes Burials at Liberal City Cemetery

At Find-a-Grave, an individual has placed up memorials for Liberal City Cemetery, including members of the Noyes family. There are (sadly) no photos, just names and inscriptions on the headstones. The person must not have been a member of the family as family members are unlinked. I’ve sent a request for them to be linked, […]

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, […]

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