NOYES William Henry

NOYES William Henry[1, 2]

Male 1850 - 1915  (64 years)

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  • Name NOYES William Henry 
    Nickname Billy 
    Born 3 Oct 1850  Barnet, Caledonia, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • (Noyes Gen. says Oct. 30.)
    Gender Male 
    Census 15 Jun 1860  Enfield, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (enumerated as Willie; age 11.)
    Census 1 Jun 1900  Carlton, Carlton, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (age 49; printer and publisher; married 27 years; renting a home in Barnum Village.)
    Residence 1904  Barnum, Carlton, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 12 May 1910  Winter, Sawyer, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (age 60; editor; married 37 years; owned home free of mortgage in the Village of Winter.)
    _UID 3F8D0D38EB9ED5118A06444553540000402D 
    Died 22 Jan 1915  Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (OBIT: This week we are called upon to write of the sad affair of the death of our father, which took place at Eau Claire Friday morning, January 22, the cause of his death being his old ailment of heart failure. The departure was so sudden and unexpected that it prevented us from seeing our father again if for only a moment, but it is a very cherished thought for us to know that the end came without pain to the dearly loved one.

      He had been under the doctor's care since his return from the hospital at Rice Lake late in August, and appeared at times to gain. He felt well enough to attend the inauguration of Gov. Phillipp and was again able to return to Madison to accept the position of assistant sergeant at arms in the Senate.

      Wednesday noon of last week he went to the home of his brother, George, who resides in Madison saying that he felt quite ill. He remained there until the following afternoon but rested very little during the time, and then decided to return home, stopping at Eau Claire over night to return the remainder of the distance the following day. But this was not to happen as the next morning he was found asleep in the arms of his Maker. He had left this world while he was peacefully sleeping.

      The funeral was held from the Methodist Church at Merrimac, this state, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, and was largely attended by the old settlers of that community, who had known him in his younger days. Rev. Folks was the minister who preached the sad rites over his remains. The pallbearers consisted of elderly men who had been his former acquaintances; John Gross, August Miller, Chas. Pigg, Jas. Morrow, Geo. Premo and Walter Towers.

      It had always been his desire that he have the Masonic funeral services and it lightens our sorrow to know that, although he had passed to the Great Beyond, he could have this sacred request granted.

      Past Master Jos. S. Brisco of Baraboo, conducted the Masonic burial. Mr. Brisco was at one time employed in the office of the Baraboo Republic and was known to our father during his employment there at the same time. Recently while visiting his sister, Mrs. John Lawsing, in that city he stopped and called upon Mr. Brisco. With the friendship existing between the two, he, with his earnest and praiseworthy way, rendered the divine rites in so forceful and helpful manner that it soothed our mother in her trying hour.

      The body was taken to the Merrimac cemetery where it was interred near the resting place of his parnts.

      Besides the members of the immediate family there were present the following relatives: Geo. W. Noyes, wife and daughters, Mrs. Chas. Demerest and Grace Noyes of Madison; Mrs. John Lawsing, a sister, and husband of Baraboo, and son, John Trussell of Merrimac; S.H. Noyes, wife and daughter, Mrs. Thos. Jordan of Reedsburg; Hiram Noyes of Brooks and daughter, Mrs. John Meyers of Merrimac; Mrs. Harvey Mortar, a sister and husband of Oltec.

      The floral offerings from this and other places were greatly appreciated and we wish to at this time express thanks to them for their kindness and thoughtfulness extended during our father's illness and at this sad hour.)
    Buried 24 Jan 1915  Merrimac, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (Merrimac Cemetery AKA Hill and Peck Cemetery.)
    William H. Noyes gravestone icon
    William H. Noyes gravestone icon
    Notes 
    • "Past And Present Of O'Brien And Osceola Counties, Iowa" Vol 1

      The Sheldon Gazette was established by W. H. Noyes in 1895. Noyes had formerly been in the employ of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company at Sheldon, and left there to hold the office of recorder of the county at Primghar residing there for ten years. After leaving the recorder's office he conducted a store at Primghar and was later elected sheriff, holding that office four years. The Sheldon Gazette venture did not long endure and Noyes took the plant to Pine county, Minnesota, where he conducted a newspaper, was elected a member of the state Legislature, and later established a paper at Birchwood, Wisconsin. He is now in the newspaper business at Winter, Wisconsin, his son "Tommy" being his business partner.


      "Past And Present Of O'Brien And Osceola Counties, Iowa" Vol 2
      William H. Noyes, four years recorder of deeds and four years sheriff of O'Brien county, was born October 3, 1850 at Barnet, Caledonia county, Vermont. His family removed to Wisconsin in 1864, and at 8 years of age he learned or commenced the tanner's trade, then the spool and bobbin business for three years, then a year on the farm, and then learned the printer's trade at Elkander, Iowa. For Colonel Eibeck in 1868 he set type on the Osage Tribune, and later became editor himself of several Iowa papers. Later he became a fireman on the Milwaukee road and then yard master at Sheldon. He was married to Susan A. Smith in 1874. He was elected county recorder in 1882 and again in 1884. In 1887 he removed to Sanborn and the same spring was elected its mayor. In the latter part of the same year he removed to Primghar and engaged in the mercantile business. He was mayor of Primghar for two years. In the fall of 1889 the people again called him into service by electing him sheriff of O'Brien county over the popular Clark Green. Later on he removed to Minnesota, where he was a member of the legislature of that State for several terms. He has since resided in Wisconsin, his old home, and took part, as an official, in some of the disturbances by the notorious Deitz in the famous defense of his claim and mill dam. He did duty in O'Brien county as one of the long-term officials, eight years, during which he was "hale fellow, well met" and known as "Billy" Noyes.
    Person ID I13170  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2011 

    Father NOYES Curtis Cole,   b. 23 Mar 1815, Landaff, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1893, Saulk, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother WOODBURY Hannah,   b. Abt 1820, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1836  [9
    • (based on birth of son, Enoch.)
    Family ID F4997  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family SMITH Susan Alice,   b. 17 Feb 1853, Franconia, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1934, Winter, Sawyer, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1873  Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Children 
     1. NOYES Nellie H.,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. NOYES Edna "Irene",   b. 15 Jun 1887, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. NOYES Thomas Edison,   b. 5 Jun 1891, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F5003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    William H. Noyes
    William H. Noyes
    1902 (age 52)

  • Sources 
    1. [S3887] Book-Past And Present Of O'Brien And Osceola Counties, Iowa, Vol. 1 page 298.

    2. [S3887] Book-Past And Present Of O'Brien And Osceola Counties, Iowa, Vol. 2 pages 1023-24.

    3. [S65] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I, p.376.

    4. [S3850] Census-1860-NH-Grafton-Enfield, Roll: M653_671; Page: 643; Image: 97.

    5. [S3889] Census-1900-MN-Carlton-Carlton, Roll: T623 758; Page: 1A; .

    6. [S3888] Census-1910-WI-Sawyer-Winter, Roll: T624_1717; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 218; Image: 1200.

    7. [S82] Death-obit, The Sawyer County Gazette; Thurs., 28 Jan 1915, vol. 7, number 46.
      provided by Tom Sawyer 17 Aug 2009 2:27 pm

    8. [S82] Death-obit, The Sawyer County Gazette; Thurs., 28 Jan 1915, vol. 7, number 46.

    9. [S65] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I, p.365.