Obituary for Lois Walker Noyes

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Title

Obituary for Lois Walker Noyes

Subject

Life; Death; Obituaries; Bible; God; Women in the Presbyterian Church; Funeral service

Description

This newspaper clipping recounts the life of Lois Walker Noyes. Mrs. Noyes was a devotedly religious woman, her faith only furthered by her marriage to Varnum, a reverend at a Presbyterian Church. She is described as a "helpmeet," or a helpful companion or partner as outlined in the Bible.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Loose, The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1887

Contributor

Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

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PDF

Language

eng (English)

Type

Text

Identifier

noyes_c_misc_943

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OBITUARY. [Note: Lois written in blue pen]
The funeral services of Mrs. Noyes
took place at the Presbyterian church
on Sabbath afternoon last in the pres-
ence of a large assemblage of neighbors
and friends. Rev. J. C. Elliott, of
Rittman, officiated. The following is
the obituary which was read during
the services:
Mrs Lois Walker Noyes was born
in Medway, Mass., August 6, 1810.
She received her education at Brook-
field, at that time an excellent school
for girls. At the age of 17 she made
a profession of her faith in Christ and
united with the 2nd Congregational
church of Medway, and for a number
of years taught in the Sabbath School.
It was in this work she formed the
acquaintance of the young man, Mr.
Noyes, the minister's student of theol-
ogy, according to the old custom, and
preparing himself for the full work of
the ministry. When his studies were
completed and he had come to Guilford
and definitely determined to settle
here, according to an arrangement
previously made, she and her father
came from the east to her sister's, then
living in Wadsworth, where she be-
came the wife of the Rev. Varnum
Noyes, June 17, 1833, with whom she
came to Guilford and united with this
Church.
While living in a cabin, as most of
the settlers were, she was visited by
her father in 1835 who encourages
Mr. Noyes and assisted in building
the house in which she died. It was
at the time one of the best in these
parts and has been a land-mark for
over 50 years.
She was the mother of four sons and
six daughters. One son died at the
age of 8 years at Medway, Mass.
Nine lived to fill their places in the
Church and in the world, for all pro-
fessed their faith in Christ. Two
daughters and one son have for years
been engaged in mission work in China.
One son-Frank-died in a blessed
hope at the age of 37. Eight still live
to be useful, and to comfort and stay
the feeble steps of their aged father.
Mrs Noyes was a faithful wife, a
helpmeet indeed. She loved and rev-
erenced her husband. She rejoiced in
the love and honor bestowed upon
him, and felt any slight or want of
respect to him as keenly, or more
keenly, than neglect of herself. She
was devoted to her children and gave
her strength to them from early child-
hood until their education was com-
pleted. Quietly she worked, late in
the still night, to make them comfort-
able, or to get them ready for another
term of school. She was forgetful of
self, finding her joy in the happiness
of her husband, her children and her
friends, entering into their plans and
yielding her own wishes to gratify and
please them. Her consecration and
devotion to the kingdom of God was
also of a most unassuming, retiring
mourner. Taught in her childhood
and accustomed so long to act a re-
tired and quiet part, she did not come,
perhaps, into full sympathy with the
public, active and aggressive party wo-
man is now taking in the Church; but
she devoted her children to God; she
trained them up in his fear; she was
ready to give them up at his call, and
wave them adieu as they left their
home for distant fields of work, and
then in quiet of her own closet
thanked God for the privilege of hav-
ing her children useful servants in the
Master's kingdom. For fifty years
and more she has been in this com-
munity a faithful wife and mother,
and a friend and helper in every good
thing. She has done what she could.
She has been adorned with good
works."
The funeral services were largely
attended, and her remains were laid at
rest in Mound Hill Cemetery.



讣告。 [注:Lois 用蓝笔书写]
诺伊斯夫人的葬礼
发生在长老会教堂
安息日下午最后一天——
一大群邻居
和朋友。牧师 J. C. Elliott,
里特曼,主持。以下是
期间读过的讣告
服务:
路易斯·沃克·诺伊斯夫人出生
1810 年 8 月 6 日,马萨诸塞州梅德韦。
她在布鲁克菲尔德接受教育,当时是一所优秀的学校
为女孩。她在 17 岁时
承认她对基督的信仰和
与第二公理会联合
梅德韦教堂,以及一些
在安息日学任教的年数。
正是在这部作品中,她形成了
这位年轻人的熟人,先生。
诺伊斯,牧师的神学学生,按照古老的习俗,
准备自己的全部工作
部。当他的学业
完成了,他来到了吉尔福德
并决心解决
在这里,根据安排
以前,她和她的父亲
从东方来到她姐姐家,然后
住在沃兹沃思,她在那里——
瓦尔纳姆的妻子来了
诺伊斯,1833 年 6 月 17 日,她和她在一起
来到吉尔福德并与此联合
教会。
住在小屋里时,大多数人
定居者是,她被
她的父亲在 1835 年鼓励
诺伊斯先生并协助建造
她死的房子。它是
当时是这些中最好的之一
零件,并已成为一个里程碑
超过50年。
她是四个儿子的母亲,
六个女儿。一个儿子死在了
8 岁在马萨诸塞州梅德韦。
九人活着填补了他们在
教会和世界上所有的亲
承认他们对基督的信仰。二
女儿和一个儿子已经多年
一直在中国从事宣教工作。
一个儿子 - 弗兰克 - 死于幸福
希望在37岁。八还活着
有用,舒适和停留
他们年迈的父亲微弱的脚步。
诺伊斯夫人是一位忠实的妻子,
helpmeet 确实。她热爱并复兴——
激怒了她的丈夫。她欣喜若狂
被赋予的爱与荣誉
他,并感到任何轻微或缺乏
非常尊重他,或者更多
敏锐,而不是忽视自己。她
致力于她的孩子并给予
从孩提时代起,她对他们的力量——
直到他们的教育结束
完成。她安静地工作,晚了
寂静的夜晚,让他们感到安慰——
能够,或者让他们为另一个做好准备
学期。她忘记了
自我,在幸福中找到她的快乐
她的丈夫、她的孩子和她的
朋友,进入他们的计划和
放弃自己的愿望去满足和
取悦他们。她的奉献和
献身于神的国度是
也是一个最谦逊,退休的人
哀悼者。小时候教过
并且习惯了这么久来重新扮演
又累又安静的部分,她没有来,
也许,完全同情
公开、积极和好斗的党派女性现在正在教会中;但
她把她的孩子献给了上帝;她
在他的恐惧中训练他们;她
准备在他的召唤下放弃他们​​,并且
当他们离开时挥手告别
遥远的工作领域的家,和
然后在她自己的衣橱里安静地
感谢上帝让她的孩子们成为有用的仆人
大师的王国。五十年来
而且她在这个社区中一直是一个忠实的妻子和母亲,
以及各方面的朋友和帮手
事物。她已经做了她能做的。
她已经被很好地装饰了
作品。”
葬礼服务主要是
参加了,她的遗体被安放在
在丘陵墓地休息。

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Newspaper clipping

Citation

Unknown, “Obituary for Lois Walker Noyes,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed January 31, 2023, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/1054.

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