BG NOYES John Rutherford

BG NOYES John Rutherford

Male 1902 - 1956  (53 years)

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  • Name NOYES John Rutherford 
    Prefix BG 
    Born 5 Apr 1902  Oneida, Madison, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Graduation 1923  West Point, Orange, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _UID 28900D38EB9ED5118A064445535400002CEA 
    Died 27 Jan 1956  Nome, Nome, Alaska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (died in a plane crash.)
    Buried Aft 27 Jan 1956  Oneida, Madison, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Oneida Community Cemetery 
    BG John Rutherford Noyes gravestone
    BG John Rutherford Noyes gravestone

    JOHN RUTHERFORD
    NOYES
    APRIL 5, 1902
    JAN. 30, 1956
    COLONEL U.S. ARMY
    BRIG. GEN. ALASKA
    NATIONAL GUARD

    Notes 
    • Letter written to the publication "Alaska" by BG Noyes' wife, Lily

      Noyes Mountain

      As I read Ned Rozell's interesting article "Surrender" in the August issue, the words Noyes Mountain popped out at me. The mountain was named for my husband, Gen. John Rutherford Noyes (1902-1956) in honor of his service to Alaska as commissioner of roads during the '40s. During his administration the first paved roads were built.

      Nine members of the Noyes family climbed Noyes Mountain in 1970. We started out at Sportsmen's Paradise. Stormy weather prevented us from reaching the top, but in 1996 our son, Eric, reached the summit with a group of five.

      Last year Eric, his wife and I attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a pavilion to be named for John on the campus of the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. This is in recognition of his effort, in the last years of his life, to have a branch of the university established in Juneau. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall, and we expect to be there for the dedication next summer.

      General Noyes was the adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard from 1953 until his death in a National Guard plane crash near Nome in 1956.

      Thank you for giving me an exciting moment with your reference to Noyes Mountain.

      -LILY NOYES
    Person ID I13916  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 May 2013 

    Father Col. NOYES Charles Rutherford,   b. 16 Apr 1858, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1929  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother NOYES Gertrude Hayes,   b. 29 Dec 1871, Oneida, Madison, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1951, Oneida, Madison, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1898  [1
    Family ID F5244  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 ZIMMERMAN Eunice Gertrude,   b. 18 Jun 1898,   d. 7 Aug 1952  (Age 54 years) 
    Married Bef 1932  [5
    Children 
     1. NOYES Daniel H.,   b. 23 Dec 1932,   d. 25 Dec 1995  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F37502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 ERICSON Lily Florence,   b. 18 Mar 1915, Tyler, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 2006, Eastpointe, Macomb, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 1954  Juneau, Juneau, Alaska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. NOYES John Zabriskie,   b. 6 Nov 1929, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 2000, Greenbelt, Prince George's, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F24634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Brigadier General John Rutherford Noyes
    Brigadier General John Rutherford Noyes
    Veteran & Patriot of World War II
    Veteran & Patriot of World War II

    Documents
    Brigadier General John Rutherford Noyes
    Brigadier General John Rutherford Noyes

  • Sources 
    1. [S65] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I, p.403.

    2. [S6283] Publication-Register of Graduates and Former Cadets - West Point, 2010, Genealogical Succession 3-27.

    3. [S106] Internet Online Homepage, http://www.armyaircrews.com/fixed.html.

    4. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #49826894 (2/10/2010).

    5. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #49827839 (3/16/2010).

    6. [S82] Death-obit, S.K. Schultz Funeral Home http://www.schultzfuneralhome.com/index.cfm.