Noyes Land, Barton County, Missouri

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We can see on this map land of brothers Ray Noyes and Paul Noyes, sons of James Allen Noyes, adjoining land of Orrin Ellie Harmon in Barton County, Missouri. James Allen Noyes moved to Barton County during the infancy of Liberal, Missouri.

Mention of O. E. Harmon of Liberal, Mo in the 1921 “Unitarian Register”

THE UNITARIAN REGISTER VOLUME 100 April 14, 1921 IN THE TOWN OF LIBERAL, MO Orrin E. Harmon is the only Unitarian in Barton County, Missouri. He lives in the town of Liberal, a community of interesting citizens. It seems that a man named G. H. Walser, a Spiritualist, owned a plot of land on which […]

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 Family Photo circa 1921-1922

This photo, circa 1921-1922, would be from Liberal, Missouri. Nancy Benton supplied the following identification. From left to right: O.E. Harmon; Viola Harmon; Edna Noyes; Jamie Noyes; Paul Noyes; Charles Bryant–Bettie Noyes in front of him and Mary Lou Noyes in front of Bettie; Ray Noyes with Lena Minor in front of him; Pansy Noyes […]

Emma Viola Noyes Harmon

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Emma, daughter of James Allen Noyes and Caroline Atwell, was born Dec 15 1860 in Wakeshma, Kalamazoo, Michigan. On June 9 1878 in Anna, Union, Illinois, Emma married Orrin Ellie Harmon who would one day write a slim book on the history of the freethought town of Liberal, Missouri, where her family settled and where […]

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 […]