NOYES Edward Herbert[1, 2]

Male 1848 - 1903  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name NOYES Edward Herbert 
    Nickname E.H. 
    Born Nov 1848  Brooklyn, Kings, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    • (Vickers says 1848.)
    Gender Male 
    _UID 8C620D38EB9ED5118A064445535400006278 
    Died 12 May 1903  Milford, Pike, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • Traveler and writer. He was much interested in the family history and visited the Parish Church at Choulderton, England presenting an alter cross (in 1894) suitably inscribed, as a memorial to his ancestor, Rev. William Noyes.

      [From the Churchman, New York, May 23rd, 1903]

      Edward Herbert Noyes, a prominent resident of Milford, Penn., died at his home on the morning of May 12. Mr. Noyes was born in New York and lived the greater part of his life in that city. He was a graduate of the University and a member of the Seventh Regiment until he took up a residence in Europe. He was also a member of the New York Genealogical Society and a member of Christ church parish up to the time of his death. During part of his residence abroad he was private secretary to the Hon. John L. Motley, the historian, when he was American Minister to the Court of St. James.

      Mr. Noyes was a man of great ability, brilliancy and literary attainments, although not having continued to any great extent his literary work since becoming an invalid. A few years ago he came to Milford with his family for the summer - a continued residence being due to his admiration for the place and the climate. While there he took great interest in the Church of the Good Shepherd, and was a devoted supporter of it and its interests, being treasurer of the parish for several years.

      He had an unusually large circle of friends among the clergy. He was a direct descendant of the Rev. James Noyes, a famous Colonial clergyman and author, one of the founders of Yale and its senior trustee.

      Mr. Noyes' character was such as to make him universally admired and respected and to create a lasting influence for good upon all with whom he came in contact. He was noted for his hospitality, geniality and optimism. He leaves a wife, who was Miss Ella Baker, of Philadelphia, and one daughter.



      The New York genealogical and biographical record, Volume 34, p.224
      By New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

      Noyes, Edward Herbert, a member of this Society since Nov. 22, 1889, died May 12, 1903, at his residence in Milford, Pa., aged fifty-four years. He was born Nov. 30,1848, in New York City, and was the son of William Chesebrough Noyes and Jane Russell Kehon, whose father perished in the Richmond theatre fire December 25, 1811. His grandfather, Joseph Noyes, who married Eunice Chesebrough, was the son of Joseph Noyes and Prudence Denison.a descendant of Capt. George Denison, of New London, Conn., who distinguished himself in King Philip's war; who was the son of John Noyes and Mary Gallup and grandson of the Rev. James Noyes,of Stonington,Conn., one of the founders of Yale College and its Senior Trustee, his name standing first on the list of Fellows; who was the son of the Rev. James Noyes who came to New England in 1634 and was settled as pastor over the churcn at Newbury, Mass.

      He was a graduate of New York University,and lived the greater part of his life in New York City. He was a member of the Seventh N. Y. Regiment until he took up his residence in Europe. During part of his stay abroad he was private secretary to the Hon. John Lothrop Motley, at the time the historian was American Minister to the Court of St. James. He was also a member of Christ's Church parish of New York City until his death, and counted among his friends an unusual number of the clergy. Some twenty-five years ago he began his literary and journalistic work with the publication of two volumes entitled Steamship Notes, which were well received by the public. Over the notn de plume of "Norval" he also wrote for the press, and for many years was a valued contributor to the columns of the Sun, Mail and Express, Commercial Advertiser, Evening Post and several London papers, including TidBits and the Caterer. He was special correspondent for the New York Home Journal when Morris Phillips conducted that paper, and was the first editor of the Hotel Mail, a publication which has passed out of existence. After his retirement from active life he continued to write for the National Hotel Reporter,of Chicago, which says, in an obituary notice of him: "Mr. Noyes' brilliant paragraphs will be sadly missed in these columns. He had a style that was peculiarly his own, and it is not too much to say that he has never been surpassed among the newspaper writers of this country as a brilliant paragrapher and clever correspondent."

      Mr. Noyes became interested in genealogy, and for some time was engaged upon a history of the Noyes family, in the course of which a correspondence between him and Col. Henry E. Noyes resulted in the latter's taking up the work. He married Ella L. Baker, daughter of Isaac Fraley Baker, of Philadelphia, and Anne Elizabeth Cornelius,who survives him, together with an only child, Ethel Jane Russell Chesebrough.
    Person ID I2158  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2011 

    Father NOYES William Chesebrough,   b. 28 Mar 1813, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1894, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother KEHON Jane Russell,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 20 Jan 1836  New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 7
    • (The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II says Jane R. Kewon 1835.)
    Family ID F861  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BAKER Ella Lizzie,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1871  [4
    Children 
     1. NOYES Ethel Jane Russell Chesebrough,   b. Abt 1872, New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Nov 1848 - Brooklyn, Kings, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 May 1903 - Milford, Pike, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Altar Cross; St. Nicholas Church, Cholderton
    Altar Cross; St. Nicholas Church, Cholderton
    presented by Edward Herbert Noyes
    Easter 1894
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Sources 
    1. [S103] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II, p.129-131.

    2. [S1578] Periodical-NY Gen. & Biog. Record, 34:224.
      http://books.google.com/books?id=P9UUAAAAYAAJ

    3. [S15] Book-Compendium of Amer. Gen. - First Families in America.

    4. [S103] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II, p.129.

    5. [S109] Book-Gen of Desc of Wm. Chesebrough of Boston, p.497.

    6. [S103] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II, p.130.

    7. [S103] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II, p.103.