Lena Minor (daughter of Cora Vera Noyes and John Minor), Kathleen and Ray Bryant (children of Pansy Noyes Bryant and Charles Morton Bryant), seated in the grass with sunhats. Courtesy of Nancy Benton.
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 was the wife of David Nathaniel who’d died in 1921 in Greenfield, Dade, Missouri. Levy Jones was a son-in-law, husband of daughter Jessie. Mary Brewer was another daughter, as was Bettie Brewer Noyes, wife of Ray Noyes. Mary Lou and Dorothy were daughters of Bettie Noyes. Lena Minor was a granddaughter of Bettie Brewer Noyes by Cora Vera Noyes and John J. Minor, Cora’s first husband.
Wonderfully enough, Jim and Dieanna Swearngin sent me a photo from the same reunion that had come down through Dieanna’s family which shows everyone gathered in front of the porch.
From the look of the front porch, I think this photo was taken at the Ray Noyes home in Liberal, Missouri.
The photo is of Lena Elizabeth Minor, who married R. Graham Cherry on August 1 1935. I’m assuming that her husband is the man sitting beside her on what looks like a pleasant summer evening.
Lena was born August 1 1916 in Liberal, Missouri, the daughter of Cora Vera Noyes and John J. Minor. Cora was a daughter of Ray Noyes and Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” Brewer of Liberal, Missouri.
The family record gives Lena as dying July 1981 but her grave marker at Find a Grave shows she died May 31, 1981. She is buried at Centuries Memorial Park Cemetery in Shreveport, Louisiana, as are
Robert Graham Cherry Sr. and Robert Graham Cherry, Jr.
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 Bryant with Ray Bryant in front of her; Dorothy Noyes.
Viola b. 1860 was a sister of Ray Noyes, and was married to Orrin Ellie Harmon. Edna was Edna Stark b. 1872, married to Paul Noyes b. 1869. Jamie Noyes was a son of Ray Noyes and Elizabeth “Bettie” Brewer and was b. 1903. Charles Bryant, b. 1890, was the husband of Pansy Noyes b. 1895. (Pansy, Viola and Ray were all siblings, children of James Allen Noyes and Caroline Atwell.) Mary Lou was Mary Louise b. 1913, the youngest daughter of Ray Noyes and Elizabeth “Bettie” Brewer. Ray Bryant was the eldest son of Charles Bryant and Pansy Noyes, their only child at the date of this photo. Lena Minor, b. 1916, was the daughter of John J. Minor and Cora Noyes. Her parents don’t appear in the photo.
Child of John and Cora Minor.
Lena Elizabeth Minor was born near Liberal Mo. Aug 1 1916. Died July 1981.
Lena E. was married to R Graham Cherry on Aug 1st 1935. He died 1981.
Child of this marriage:
Robert Graham Cherry Jr. was born in Shreveport Nov 7th 1940.
Courtesy of Nancy Benton. Cora Vera Noyes was a daughter of Ray Noyes and Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” Brewer.