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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Fowler

I don’t recollect seeing very often early images clearly showing a woman as pregnant. The photo , courtesy of Nancy Benton, would have likely been taken in Barton County, Missouri. David Nathaniel Brewer arrived in Barton County, Missouri before the establishment of Liberal in the early 1880s. Nancy Benton writes of David and Delana: David […]

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 […]

Family Record – Marriages of the Children of Ray and Betty Noyes

Courtesy of Nancy Benton. Marriages of the children of Ray and Betty Noyes Pansy Noyes to Charlie Bryant at Greenfield Mo. Apr 24 – 1915. Saturday Cora Noyes to John J. Minor at Greenfield Mo. Oct 18 – 1915 Moneay Cora Minor Noyes was married to W. B. Dickson at Shreveport La. May 3 – […]

Family Record – Children of Ray and Betty Noyes

Courtesy of Nancy Benton. Children of Ray and Betty Noyes Pansy Ruth Noyes was born near Liberal Mo Sunday Dec 8th, 11 oclock 1895 9 lbs Cora Vira Noyes was born near Liberal Mo Tuesday Sept 14th a.m. 5 oclock 1897 – 10 lbs Ray James Noyes was born near Liberal Mo Sat Aug 8th […]

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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