NOYES Orlando G.[1, 2]

Male 1839 - 1912  (72 years)

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  • Name NOYES Orlando G. 
    Born 1 Aug 1839  Rochester, Monroe, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 71FF0D38EB9ED5118A06444553540000E4FB 
    Died 18 Jan 1912  Coldwater, Branch, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • (Ae. 72y 5m 18d.)
    Buried Aft 18 Jan 1912  Coldwater, Branch, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Oak Grove Cemetery 
    • (Lot 882, Sec OP.)
    Orlando G. Noyes gravestone
    Orlando G. Noyes gravestone

    Orlando G.

    • ORLANDO G. NOYES: Among the respected and worthy citizens of Coldwater now living retired is numbered Orlando G. Noyes, whose birth occurred on Chestnut street in Rochester, New York, August 1, 1839. The family is of English lineage, and the grandfather, Samuel P. Noyes, was born and lived in the east. His son, Samuel P. Noyes, Jr., was born in the southeastern part of Vermont in 1803. and during his active business career engaged in the manufacture of shoe pegs and lasts, conducting a factory in Rochester. He wedded Mary Brezee, who was a native of Connecticut and was of French and English lineage. They became the parents of nine children, of whom one son and one daughter died in early life, while the others reached adult age.
      Orlando G. Noyes, the eldest of the seven who grew to manhood and womanhood, was reared in Rochester and in Penfield, New York, and pursued his education in the common schools. He afterward assisted his father in business until the latter's death. When only thirteen years of age he began learning the printer's trade, and to that pursuit largely gave his time and attention until after the outbreak of the Civil war, when in 1861 he enlisted as a musician of the Ninth Michigan Volunteer Infantry, serving for eleven months. He was captured at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, being taken prisoner by Generals Foster and Wheeler. He was paroled, however, about ten miles southeast of McMinnville, Tennessee, and returned to Nashville, whence he made his way to Coldwater, Michigan, where he had located in 1846, his parents in that year having established their home here, while the father carried on business as a boot and shoe merchant.
      Mr. Noyes worked in the printing office of the Coldwater Sentinel, of which Elihu B. Pond was the editor and proprietor. He continued with that paper for two or three years, after which he entered the office of the Branch County Republican, remaining in that employ until the time of his enlistment in the Civil war. Following the close of hostilities and his return to Coldwater Mr. Noyes was engaged in the liquor business in connection with his father, manufacturing and rectifying whisky for about two years. He also conducted a billiard hall for some time and had a soda water fountain. Later he spent about six months in Chicago, and subsequent to his return to Coldwater he was elected city marshal, which position he held for two terms. Later he and Frank Noyes built and conducted what is known as the Farmers' Feed Stables, beginning the business in January, 1892, and conducting the same until 1904. He then went to Denver, Colorado, where he spent three months in visiting his brother, Frank Noyes, an expert violin manufacturer, whose violins are known throughout the world, and have been tested in comparison with some of the old and famous instruments, including the Stradivarius, which are worth four thousand dollars. The violins manufactured by Mr. Noyes were found to be of superior grade and workmanship. Following his visit in the west Orlando G. Noyes returned to Coldwater, where he is now living practically retired, but he and his brother Frank own property here, including the west half of the Noyes block. The east store of the Noyes block is now owned by the Eldridge heirs, Mrs. Amelia Hobbie, of Kankakee, Ill., Mrs. Florence Vankirk, and Mrs. Josephine Smith, of Nomence, Ill. The three-story brick block at the corner of Chicago and Hanchett streets was built by S. P. Noyes, Jr., and his son, Orlando G. Noyes, in 1866, and is known as the Noyes block, located on the northeast corner of Chicago and Hanchett Streets, Coldwater. He resides at No. 34 Hanchett street, where he has lived for fifty-three years.
      Mr. Noyes is a member of the Masonic fraternity in good standing, and exemplifies in his life the beneficent spirit of the craft. He was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason September 10, 1869, and has since affiliated with the organization. He is likewise a charter member of Butterworth Post, G. A. R., and of the Union Veterans' Union, and he had the honor of presenting the name of W. W. Barrett, which was accepted.
      Mr. Noyes was married in 1884 to Miss Emma Haines, the youngest daughter of Robert and Julia Haines, of Ovid township, Branch county, Michigan. He has lived in Coldwater for fifty-nine years and may well be classed with the pioneers of Branch county. In early life he have his political support to the Democratic party, and in 1872 voted for Horace Greeley, while in 1904 he cast his ballot for Theodore Roosevelt. In 1876 he delivered many political speeches in behalf of the Greenback party. He has been a close student of political economy and the questions of the day, and few men are better informed concerning the issues which now divide the two great parties. He has contributed in substantial measure to the upbuilding of Coldwater and has much more than a passing interest in its welfare and progress. On many occasions he has given active support to measures for the general good and his labors along this line have been far-reaching and beneficial. (Transcribed by Mary J. Bickford, April 8, 2001.)

      Hist. of Branch County: p 146 There is mention of the first Fire Dept. of Coldwater. In August 1856 the Excelsior Fire Company, No. 1. was organized and in October of the same year, a hose company was formed, limited to twenty boys, of which Orland NOYES is listed.

      p 155 This page is listing the officers of the City of Coldwater (chartered in 1861).
      For the year 1878, Orlando G. NOYES is listed as Marshal.
    Person ID I42753  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2016 

    Father Rev. NOYES Samuel P., Jr.,   b. 14 May 1803, , , Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1878, Coldwater, Branch, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother BRAZEE Mary,   b. Abt 1806, Penfield, Monroe, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1887, Coldwater, Branch, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married Bef 1829  , , New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (Based on birth of son, Orlando.)
    Family ID F16838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HAINES Emma E.,   b. Abt 16 Jun 1852, Penfield, Monroe, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1934, Coldwater, Branch, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 1884  [1
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F16839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1429] Book-Portrait & Bio. Album of Branch Cty, MI, pp. 560-562.

    2. [S1432] Book-History of Branch County, Michigan, p.146 & 155.

    3. [S1426] Internet-Vital Records, Branch Cty, MI.

    4. [S1425] Correspondence-Internet-Mary Bickford, 8 Apr 2001 11:52 pm.

    5. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #106964993.