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.

George Washington McKenney Jr., Eli W. McKenney and Addie McKenney McWhirt

This is a photo I received today from Michelle Koscheski, who descends down Addie McKenney McWhirt’s line. Below I enlarged and added some color just to differentiate the figures from the background. I believe that’s George McKenney Jr. on her right (our left) and Eli on the other side. George died in 1947 and I’ve […]

5 Generations of Brewers

5 Generations of Brewers, courtesy of John Houk The photo was sent by John Houk, who identifies the individuals, from left to right, as Howard Huston Dunlavy (b. 1854), Edwin (child) (b. 1874), Daniel A. Brewer (b. 1784), Nancy Jane Straughan (b. 1834), and Mary “Polly” Brewer (b. 1808). Daniel A. Brewer is in our […]

Dorothy Noyes McKenney in the 1940s

Courtesy Nancy Benton I added a little tint which brought out the fact Dorothy is in a field next to a railroad. The frame around the photo reads Elko and I’ve no idea to what that refers, if it is an old photo development place that I’m unable to locate any evidence of in an […]

James Allen Noyes and granddaughter Pansy

James Allen Noyes strolls with granddaughter Pansy Noyes, eldest child and daughter of Ray Noyes and Bettie Brewer. I’m guessing the photo is from about 1900 when Pansy would have been 5 years of age. James Allen would have been about 74. This photo would have been taken in Liberal, Barton County, Missouri.

Elizabeth Noyes Lovett

Original photo courtesy of Nancy Benton. Attempt at some restoration Added a little color to see what the effect would be. This photo of Elizabeth, a daguerreotype, would have been taken somewhere in the late 1840s to about 1850. Perhaps it was made in 1848, at the time of her husband’s death. Or was it […]

Sarah Melissa Noyes

The date is not noted for the photo. I would guess that it’s early 1860s. Interestingly, she appears to be wearing several rings on her left hand. It’s a wonderful photo with the detail of her belt, and other decoration such as the ribbon about her neck. Perhaps that is a sewing basket upon which […]

Photo of Dorothy and Mary Lou Noyes

Artistic license taken Original courtesy of Nancy Benton Sisters Dorothy Noyes and Mary Lou Noyes, daughters of Ray Noyes and Elizabeth “Bettie” Brewer Noyes. Gram always took pride in having been a fashionable dresser in her youth. The photo was perhaps taken in Liberal, Missouri but is not outside the family home. The style would […]

“Typical Clapboard Boom Town Structure” in Osage County, Oklahoma

Photoshopped Original I picked the bottom photo up from the Tribute to Osage County website, seeing it was a McWhirt. Ruby’s not down the line of Addie McKenney who married Samuel Cornelius McWhirt, but she was a relative. Thought I’d play with this with a quick coloring to see what it looked like. From the […]

Photo of Cora and Pansy Noyes as Children, Liberal, Missouri

A nice photo of Cora and Pansy Noyes, daughters of Ray Noyes and Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” Brewer. Cora was born 1897 and Pansy was born 1895. The photo seems to me about 1900. I tried a restoration plus a colored version. Lost the full size of the colored version somewhere along the way. The place […]

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