Centennial History of Missouri (The Center State), One Hundred Years in the Union, 1820-1921, By Walter B. Stevens

To no avail, I’ve attempted to discover what community of freethinkers had been living in the below mentioned Paris, Illinois. * * * * * Centennial History of Missouri (The Center State), One Hundred Years in the Union, 1820-1921, By Walter B. Stevens Community Experiments Missouri has had its share of community experiments. Perhaps the […]

Noyes Family Constitution

Being Free-thinkers who had been associated with socialist experiments and who had moved to Liberal, Missouri, which was expressly for liberals, it’s not surprising that the Noyes family would form their own family constitution. The document displays the year as being 283. The Dictionary of Missouri Biography notes that Liberal was utilizing a different dating […]

Orrin Ellie Harmon, Who Loved Poetry and to Gaze Upon the Stars

One has to like a man who desired to give up the practice of law for writing poetry and studying the stars, which can be in itself a poetic pursuit of grand visions and soul refining reflections on the nature of one’s place in the grand scheme of things. Orrin Ellie Harmon, who authored The […]

James Allen Noyes and Caroline Atwell of Liberal, Missouri

The photo, courtesy of Nancy Benton, shows James Allen Noyes and Caroline Atwell with daughters Emma Viola b. 1860 and Cora Rachel b. 1863. One will notice that the photograph is actually 2 combined. James Allen NOYES was my grandfather. He had a happy childhood at Pavilion, Mich near Kalamazoo. His father was experimenting with […]

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