Pierrepont Burt Noyes

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Pierrepont Burt Noyes

Birthplace: Oneida, Madison, NY, USA
Death: Died in Oneida, Madison, NY, USA
Place of Burial: Oneida Community Cemetery, Oneida, Madison, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Humphrey Noyes, II and Harriet Maria Noyes
Husband of Corrina Noyes
Father of Constance P. Robertson; Barbara Worden Smith and Pierrepont Trowbridge Noyes
Brother of Theodore Richards Noyes
Half brother of Victor Cragin Noyes

Managed by: John H. Nye
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About Pierrepont Burt Noyes

Pierrepoint was the son of John Humphrey Noyes and Harriet Maria Worden. He was a product of their eugenic outlook. He brought up in the Oneida Community, New York State, where traditional family structures were set aside in favour of communal child-rearing.

After studying at Colgate University, followed by Harvard University he joined Oneida Limited, the company which emerged from the commune after his father's death. He went on to become president of the company, steering it towards specialising in silverware and stainless steel flatware.[1]

During the First World War he worked for the Federal Government as a Assistant Fuel Administrator. As the war came to an end he was in France selling cutlery. In April 1919 he was persuaded to take up the role as the American Commissioner on the Inter-Allied Rhineland High Commission, a post he held until May 1920.[2]

He stood as Democrat candidate for the United States Senate in 1928 but was unsuccessful. In 1933 he was became President of the Saratoga Springs Authority.


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Pierrepont Burt Noyes's Timeline

August 18, 1870
Oneida, Madison, NY, USA
June 26, 1894
Age 23
Oneida, Madison, NY, USA

"Our wedding, itself, was very simple. The younger people had taken over the decoration of the Hall and on the day of the wedding had gone out into the meadows to gather long-stemmed white daisies, ferns and wild roses with which they bordered the edge of the stage. This decoration was quite in keeping with the simplicity of the whole affair, for we knew nothing of the usual formalities of a public wedding and cared less.

We had six bridesmaids, my sister, Margaret, and Pierrepont's five sisters, and six groomsmen but no ushers, no wedding march and no giving of the bride. Pierrepont and I simply walked up the aisle together and took our places before the minister who stood in front of the stage, the bridesmaids, each with a groomsman, following and ranging themselves on either side of us. The short service was soon over and we turned around to receive congratulations. Afterward, everyone dispersed to the dining room where ice cream, cake and coffee were served while Pierrepont and I took the opportunity to change our clothes and get away quietly before our friends knew we were gone."

by Corrina Noyes - Days of My Youth

Age 26
Age 35
Age 43
April 15, 1959
Age 88
Oneida, Madison, NY, USA
Oneida, Madison, NY, USA