NOYES Woodbury L.

NOYES Woodbury L.

Male 1836 - 1894  (57 years)

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  • Name NOYES Woodbury L. 
    Born 7 Nov 1836  Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 2 Aug 1850  Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (age 13; value of real estate $150; living with mother and step-father, Samuel Smith.)
    _UID 0E980D38EB9ED5118A064445535400001AC2 
    Died 9 May 1894  Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    • (age 57 yrs. 6 mos. 2 dys.; died of arterio sclerosis and hypertrophy of the heart.

      OBIT: The death of Woodbury Noyes, an event which has been for sometime anticipated, took place this morning at 6:30 o'clock at the age of 58 years after a long and waisting [sic] illness from a complication of diseases the specially fatal one being that of arterio sclerosis of a lower limb, advancing until the vitals were reached.

      Mr. Noyes was a native of Atkinson, N.H., a son of the late Hazen Noyes, and the oldest member of its family. In early live his mechanical profession became that of a shoemaker, pursuing that occupation while he remained in Atkinson. In early manhood he was married to Miss Louise Noyes, also a native of Atkinson. Shortly after that event he became a citizen of Haverhill, taking up his residence in Ayers Village, where he continued the production of women's calf boots for a manufacturer in that locality.

      Shortly after he became a partner with Mr. John W. Russ for the production of women's calf boots, locating in Ayers Village, but only remaining there a short time. Subsequently, the firm located in Haverhill, occupying a store in the Gardner block, near the Boston and Maine railroad station. They were established there at the time of the great fire in 1882, thus escaping the conflagration. They were then in situation to continue their business of production without any interference. They were also in a situation to assist the city in the renewal of business, and, subsequently, occupied a shoe factory on Wingate street. That firm did a successful business for a period of 20 years, being first located in Ayers Village, next in the Gardner block, near the depot, and afterwards on Wingate street.

      After the dissolution of that firm and the winding up of its affairs Mr. Noyes formed a co-partnership for the manufacture of women's buff and calf boots with Philip C. Swett, under the firm name of Noyes & Swett, with the business located for a year and a half in the Gardner block, and subsequently, for two years, on Essex street, when it was dissolved.

      His success as a manufacturer naturally brought him into prominence as a business man, and he was called upon to serve in positions of trust and responsibility in the management of business affairs. He was elected vice president of the Haverhill Savings bank and also a member of the committee on investments.

      After the dissolution of the shoe firm of Noyes & Swett, Mr. Noyes was never engaged in manufacturing. After the death of George A. Kimball, president of the Haverhill Savings bank, Mr. Noyes was chosen as his successor as president of the oldest financial trust in this community.

      At other dates he was also elected a director of the Merrimack National bank; also a member of the directing board of the Haverhill Banking and Trust company; also of the Beacon Banking and Trust company of Boston, in all of which positions he discharged his duties to uniform acceptance. He was also a member of the board of common council in 1877, and a member of the board of aldermen in 1878-'79. His executive ability as a member of the common council attracted attention and inspired with confidence; his name was often used n connection with the office of mayor, with indications that his nomination to that important office would have been strongly supported. When the election of a city water board became necessary, his name was brought forward in that connection, and he was elected to that position of responsibility.

      Being a member of the Summer street Universalist society, he was selected as chairman of the building committee for the erection of the new church on Kenoza avenue, the important duties of which were performed with great fidelity to the trust and to general acceptance. He has long been an active member of the Pentucket club, where he was held in high esteem as a progressive man, a careful advisor and good manager.

      Mr. Noyes was a broad-spirited and high-minded citizen, and was generally interested in movements calculated to promote the general welfare. He was architect of the plans which contributed to his own material success in life, and contributed to the success of those associated in business affairs. His departure at a time when his mental powers had scarcely developed their full strength was a loss to the community in which he had attained to much prominence. He leaves a widow and three children, Edson, a shoe manufacturer; Bertha, a student at Smith college, soon to graduate, and Gertrude, at home.)
    Woodbury Noyes obituary
    Woodbury Noyes obituary
    Haverhill Evening Gazette
    9 Feb 1894
    Woodbury Noyes obituary
    Woodbury Noyes obituary
    Daily Evening Bulletin
    9 May 1894
    Buried Aft 9 May 1894  Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 10
    • (Linwood Cemetery.

      ID #862 Location O W-719-1

      Lot Owner: Woodbury Noyes.)
    Woodbury L. & Louisa L. (Noyes) Noyes monument
    Woodbury L. & Louisa L. (Noyes) Noyes monument
    Woodbury L. Noyes
    Plot: ID #862 Location O W-719-1&2
    Person ID I15957  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2010 

    Father NOYES Hazen,   b. 12 Sep 1800, Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1842, Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother HAYFORD Lois,   b. Abt 1811, Tamworth, Carroll, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1890  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1836  Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 11
    Family ID F5258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family NOYES Louisa L.,   b. 10 Aug 1839, Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1901, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1863  Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 12, 13, 14
    Children 
     1. NOYES Emma Frances,   b. 13 Oct 1864, Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1866, Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. NOYES Addie Louise,   b. 8 Oct 1866, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1868, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     3. NOYES Edson Woodbury,   b. 4 Jun 1868, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1923, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     4. NOYES Bertha L.,   b. 31 Jul 1870, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1931  (Age 60 years)
     5. NOYES Helen G.,   b. 20 Jun 1872, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. NOYES Oscar Byron,   b. 11 Jun 1875, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1888, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     7. NOYES Charles Howard,   b. 22 Oct 1878, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1879, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F6106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Nov 1836 - Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Aug 1850 - Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jan 1863 - Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 May 1894 - Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 9 May 1894 - Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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    Woodbury L. Noyes
    Woodbury L. Noyes

  • Sources 
    1. [S65] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I, p.413.

    2. [S4122] Book-Atkinson - Then and Now, p.306.

    3. [S202] VR-Atkinson, NH, 2:243.

    4. [S87] Birth-gravestone, Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill, MA.

    5. [S4108] Census-1850-NH-Rockingham-Atkinson, Roll: M432_438; Page: 97; Image: 190.

    6. [S4295] Internet-DB-NEHGS-Mass. VRs, 1841 through 1910, 445:426.

    7. [S2376] Death-Cemetery Card, Linwwood Cemetery, Haverhill, MA automated printout.
      Noyes printout filed with Paul M. Noyes

    8. [S4802] Obituary-Haverhill Evening Gazette, WOODBURY NOYES, President of the Haverhill Savings Bank, Also Prominent in Business and Municipal Matters, Passed Away this Morning; 9 May 1894.

    9. [S4828] Obituary-Daily Evening Bulletin, THE END REACHED - Prominent Citizen Passes Away Early This Morning; 9 May 1894; Woodbury Noyes obituary.

    10. [S86] Death-gravestone, Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill, MA.

    11. [S202] VR-Atkinson, NH, 2:221.

    12. [S65] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I, p.414.

    13. [S4122] Book-Atkinson - Then and Now, p.305.

    14. [S4295] Internet-DB-NEHGS-Mass. VRs, 1841 through 1910, 162:145.