SMITH Susan Alice

Female 1853 - 1934  (81 years)


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  • Name SMITH Susan Alice 
    Born 17 Feb 1853  Franconia, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1 Jun 1900  Carlton, Carlton, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (age 50; married 27 years; 3 children, 2 of whom were living in 1900.)
    Census 12 May 1910  Winter, Sawyer, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (age 60; married 37 years; 3 children, 2 of whom were living in 1910.)
    _UID 4A8D0D38EB9ED5118A064445535400004BDD 
    Died 26 Oct 1934  Winter, Sawyer, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (OBIT: Susan Alice Smith was born February 17, 1853, in the community of Franconia, New Hampshire, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lycurgus N. Smith, and at the time of her death had attained the age of 84 years, 8 months, and 9 days.

      Her early childhood days were spent, she took pride often times describing, within plain view of the beautiful White Mountains. At the age of six years her parents moved to Merrimac, this state, and it was there that she grew to young ladyhood, being united in matrimony to William H. Noyes, also of that village, at Barbaroo nearby, where they made their home most of the time until 1878.

      They then moved to northwestern Iowa and during the years intervening until 1896 they resided at Sanborn, Primghar and Sheldon. Leaving that state the family went to Barnum, Minn., where they resided for six years. It was in the fall of 1902 that the family home was changed to St. Paul, Minn., for a year's time before coming to this state and spending the next five years at Birchwood.

      With her husband and son, she came to Winter in November, 1908, remaining her practically all of the time that has elapsed since - a total of 26 years lacking but a couple of weeks. It was when moving to this village that the local Presbyterian church was being organized, and the deceased was one of the original members as well as the first president of the Ladies' Aid Society. She had been affiliated with that denomination since 1897 and others since earlier in life, and until infirmities prevented further activities she had much to do in church affairs here.

      Three years ago last summer she met with an accident when she fell. This kept her confined to her bed or at home for awhile but she rallied and was permitted to make frequent visits to homes of old-time friends in this village until in July, 1932, she suffered another similar accident which incapacitated her to a greater degree so that only after quite a few months could she get around on crutches. It had been some time since she was able to go much further than around the house, though the past summer for a while she had rarely gone into the yard.

      Her final few weeks she spent in her room and a goodly share of same were in bed, except when it was our duty to tenderly lift her to a chair for short periods of time. The end of life on this earth came to her last Friday morning, probably at about 5:30 o'clock, while she peaceably slept.

      Her husband preceded her in death only about three months less than 20 years. A daughter, Nellie Hannah, died May 1874, at the age of three months. She was the last of a family of five consisting of her parents, a brother, sister and herself who came from the New England section to settle as pioneers of the Merrimac community.

      Surviving are one daughter, Irene Edna, (Mrs. George A. Walter) of Herndon, California, and a son, Thomas E. Noyes of Winter. Other immediate relatives are three nieces; Mrs. Julia Craig of Lansing, Mich., Mrs. D.J. Russell of Spooner, Wis, and Mrs. Bessie M. Gale of Nelson, Ill.; one nephew, Lyeurgus Q. Smith of Milwaukee, Wis.; also five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

      Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the local Presbyterian church being conducted by Rev. F.E. Iams and with O.E. Ellingboe of Ladysmith officiating. Attending from out of town were Mr. & Mrs. D.J. Russell of Spooner; Karl Stussy and Miss Anne Miller of Eau Clair; also Mesdames Haselhuhn, Nelson, McClaine and Peterson of Hayward, members of the Eastern Star Lodge at the county seat.

      Following the services the remains were returned to Ladysmith by Mr. Ellingboe in the Crandall funeral coach and taken from that city the following morning to Merrimac where the funeral rites occurred at Oak Hill Cemetery, interment being made along side of her departed lifemate, with Rev. L.L. Litchfield pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in that community rendering brief remarks and a prayer.

      Present were Mr. and Mrs. L.Q. Smith of Milwaukee, Mrs. Anne Noye and daughter, Mrs. Chas. Demarest of Madison; Mr. and Mrs. V.M. Gilber of Winter who made the trip in company with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Noyes.

      On behalf of other relatives and ourselves we can not speak too highly of the kind deeds and compassion that have been rendered by fellow neighbors, societies and others during her final hours with us or since her demise.)
    Buried 28 Oct 1934  Merrimac, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (Merrimac Cemetery AKA Hill and Peck Cemetery.)
    Susan A. (Smith) Noyes gravestone icon
    Susan A. (Smith) Noyes gravestone icon
    Person ID I13181  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2009 

    Father SMITH Lycurgus N.,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F29802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family NOYES William Henry,   b. 3 Oct 1850, Barnet, Caledonia, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1915, Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1873  Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    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

  • Sources 
    1. [S82] Death-obit, The Sawyer County Gazette; Thurs., 1 Nov 1934.

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

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

    4. [S82] Death-obit, The Sawyer County Gazette; Thurs., 1 Nov 1934.
      provided by Tom Sawyer 17 Aug 2009 2:27 pm

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

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