Posted By:Glenda Van Zandt Stroud
Subject:Obituary for Charles Noyes 15 Feb, 1917
Post Date:April 16, 2007 at 14:17:29
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I found this obituary on the Menard County USGENWEB site. The statue to Charles Noyes is located on the grounds of the Runnels County Courthouse in Ballinger. His parents commissioned the statue.

The Menard Messenger
Vol 10 No. 16
Thursday, February 15, 1917



Friday, Charlie Noyes while driving a herd, was thrown under his horse and suffered a fractured skull and broken neck. He was riding fast when a calf broke from the herd and ran in front of his horse throwing the animal which made a complete somersault in the air and came down on the rider.

He was immediately taken to the Brady sanitarium where an operation was made in the effort to save his life but in vain. He never recovered consciousness from the time of the accident and died early Sunday morning.

Charlie was a Menard boy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Noyes who are now living at Melvin. He was a great lover of outdoor life and was never so happy as when astride of a cow pony. While only twenty one years old he was over six feet tall and weighed on hundred and ninety-five pounds- a perfect specimen of manhood, physically, and his many virtues made him friends wherever he went who sorrow his untimely death.

He leaves besides his father and mother, and one sister, Aline.

Among those who attended the funeral held at Melvin Tuesday, were: Mrs. J. O. Russell and Miss Jennie, T. P. Russell, Emil Toepperwein, Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Westbrook, Bob Westbrook, A. H. Murchison, Clayton Murchison, Mrs. Ed Mears, Mrs. D. W. Maddox, John Kitchens and family, Henry Kitchens and family, Mrs. Marion Callan, Mrs. F. Luckenbach, Bennie Wyatt and A. Harris.