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Taken from Enclyclopedia Britannica...
Noah, also spelled Noe, the hero of the biblical Flood story in
the Old Testament book of Genesis, the originator of vineyard cultivation,
and, as the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the representative
head of a Semitic genealogical line. A synthesis of at least
three biblical source traditions, Noah is the image of the
righteous man made party to a covenant with Yahweh,
the God of Israel, in which nature's future protection against catastrophe is assured.
Noah appears in Genesis 5:29 as the son of Lamech and ninth
in descent from Adam. In the story of the Deluge
(Genesis 6:11–9:19), he is represented as the patriarch who,
because of his blameless piety, was chosen by God to perpetuate
the human race after his wicked contemporaries had perished
in the Flood. more......

St. Magawalli Noe - (unk-1886) One of the Uganda Martyrs, cannonized by the Vatican(406).

William Holmes Noe was born October 9, 1839, and was raised on a farm in Avon, New York, where he bred and raised prize-winning horses. Sometime after his 18th birthday he began working horses in the building of railroads, however. In the 1870's he built the old Duchess and Columbia Railroad, the Stamford to New Canaan Raiload and many smaller lines. He laid the foundation for the Rockland Print Works, taking a contract to remove seven thousand yards of "hard pan" in thirty days. He finished the work in just twenty days.
At the same time, William, with his two brothers Homer and Bart, began buying land near Springfield, Missouri and decided to settle there. They built the first store building in the town that was to be named Republic, as well as one of the first homes in the area and later built and operated a large hardward store in the town. William was responsible for bringing the Frisco Railroad into Republic, and established his Village Fountain Farm, reputed to have been one of the finest in the entire area. His trotting horses were always prize-winning.

Note from submitter:
I have in my possession William's diaries that chronicle the above accomplishments and they are also summarized in the book, "History of Greene County, Missouri, published by E.F. Perkins and T.N. Horne, the Western Historical Company in 1883. St. Louis, Missouri. William Holmes Noe's biography is on page 676 of this book.

Noe Valley, California, owes its name to Jose de Jesus Noe, a Mexican justice of the peace who in 1845 received a 4,443-acre land grant that encompassed a sixth of present-day San Francisco, including most of Noe Valley. At that time, vegetable farms and cattle and sheep ranches dotted the valley floor. Noe reportedly presided over his vast cattle spread, called Rancho San Miguel, from a Grand View homestead he built for $30,000. more......

Elijah Noe was born Feb. 18, 1840 in Hardin Co., KY died June 4, 1901 in Hardin Co., buried at Fairfield Church in Hardin Co, KY. He had 10 children one of whom was my great grandmother, Tabitha Ellen Noe.
Elijah Noe married Elizabeth Lawson and she had three brothers who fought in the Civil War. Elijah Noe, was a Corporal in Company "I" Tenth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. He was in the Union Army during the Civil War, and was in the Battle of Shiloh along with his two brothers, William B. Noe and Thomas Henry Noe II.
Elljah Noe's brother, Rev. William B. Noe was wounded in the Battle of Chickamauga and was commended at the Battle of Jonesboro, Georgia, for "Using the bayonet with effect."
Additional Noe's in the 10th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry:
Noe, George A. Corp. E
Noe, Henry H. Pvt. I
Noe, William B. Pvt. I
Noe, William T. Corp. E
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Amon Thatcher Noe - (1863-unk). Invented the first diathermy machine in the United States. His machine was used in therapy for deep heating of soft tissues by high-frequency electrical currents. This research led to the development of ultrasound and microwave technology.

Photographer, John S. Noe, or "Johnny" as he was affectionately known, operated a Virginia City, Nevada, gallery from 1866 until his death in 1889, contributing a picture of life as it was in those days. more......

Governor James Albert Noe
Born: December 21, 1890 near West Point, Kentucky
Political Affiliation: Democrat
Religious Affiliation: Methodist
Career Prior to Term: State Senator and President Pro Tempore of the State Senate; became Lt. Governor when Lt. Governor Fournet resigned to become a Louisiana Supreme Court Justice
How He Became Governor: Succeeded upon the death of Gov. Allen (January 28, 1936)
Career after Term: State Senator; started KNOE TV-Radio and WNOE Radio stations; known for his philanthropy; candidate for Governor in 1959.
Died: October 18, 1976 in Houston, Texas of complications from a heart condition. more....


"Little Women," by Louisa May Alcott; Illustrated by Eva Noe, Volumes I and II. Published by J.H. Sears and Co., Inc., NY (no date). Please contact me if you have information on this Notable Noe.

Cotton Noe 1864-1935
A native of Washington County, James Thomas Cotton Noe was Kentucky's first poet laureate. He came to the University of Kentucky in 1906 as an instructor in the old normal school and advanced to head of the College of Education. Retiring in 1934, he moved to California. Noe was the author of seven volumes of verse and many contributions to periodicals. He was designated poet laureate of Kentucky by the legislature in 1926. more.....

William Myron Noe
b. March 22, 1908. d. July 26, 1990.Inventor of the automotive seat belt. more.....

Luis Felipe Noe was born May 26, 1933, in Buenos Aries.
1950/51 He enters to the Faculty of Right and Social Sciences and the Factory of Horacio Butler.
1955/56 He works as a journalist in newspapers the World, the National, the Reason and the Press.
1957 First painting to the National Hall. more....

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Aurelie Noe Actor's 1900's postcard with signature.
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Gaspar Noe, French Film Director, Producer, and Writer. Released his film, "I Stand Alone" in 1998. more......


Floyd Russell NoeA PFC in the United States Army from Huntingburg, Indiana. October 29, 1947 to July 12, 1967. On the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, panel 23E, line 62 Floyd died of hostile fire fragmentation wounds in Pleiku province. more.....

On September 15, 1863, James Robert Noe, eldest son of Joseph Jr. and Nancy Sanders NOE, enlisted in the 1st Tennessee Light Artillery Regiment. He trained at Camp Nelson, Kentucky and served with Battery "A" at Athens and Decatur, Alabama during Hood's 1864 campaign. He was discharged in August 1865 in Nashville. Later lived in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. His third wife, Mary Etta Price, was my great grandmother. Would like to correspond with anyone concerning this man and his descendents. Contact

Chet Noe All American Basketball,Oregon Basketball, NBA Draft 1953 more..... and even more.....

Booker Noe, sixth-generation Beam and grandson of Jim Beam, joined the family business after graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1950. Booker proved to be a quick study, and in 1960, became the master distiller of Jim Beam Brands Co. more......
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NOTORIOUS............... yet notable.............

Arthur and Marie Noe had ten children that died:
Richard Allen, born March 7, 1949. Died a month later. His mother told police she last saw him alive, sleeping in his crib, where his father found him dead when he got home from work. No autopsy was performed. Death attributed to congestive heart failure.

Elizabeth Mary, born Sept. 8, 1950. Died five months later. Mother said she found her in her crib vomiting milk and blood. An autopsy was performed, but not clear whether she was examined internally. Cause of death ruled as bronchopneumonia.

Jacqueline, born April 23, 1952. Died 21 days later. Mother said she found her blue and vomiting. Autopsy performed; coroner ruled she choked on vomit.

Arthur Jr., born April 23, 1955. Twelve days later, mother brought him to hospital saying he couldn't breathe. He was found healthy and discharged. The next day, he died. Cause of death ruled as bronchopneumonia.

Constance, born Feb. 24, 1958. Hospitalized at one month after mother complained she was having breathing difficulty. Discharged as healthy. Two days later, father found her dead in her crib. Cause of death: undetermined.

Letitia, delivered stillborn at 39 weeks on Aug. 24, 1959.

Mary Lee, born June 19, 1962. Kept in the hospital for one month for observation. Once she was home, mother called doctor repeatedly to say she was "getting on her nerves" with constant crying. On Jan. 4, 1963, mother, then three-months pregnant, said she found child turning blue. Cause of death: undetermined.

Theresa, born prematurely in late June 1963. Died six hours after birth.

Catherine Ellen, born Dec. 3, 1964. Kept in hospital three months for observation. Mother complained of difficulty feeding her. Nurse reported overhearing mother say, "You better take this or I'll kill you!" during one feeding session. In August 1965, mother reported finding baby with dry-cleaning bag over her head. She was not seriously injured. Hospitalized on two other occasions when mother reported she quit breathing. Released as healthy both times. Found dead in her crib on Feb. 25, 1966. Cause of death: undetermined.

Arthur Joseph, born July 28, 1967. Hospitalized two months for observation. Hospitalized at one month when mother reported he turned blue. Five weeks later, hospitalized again when mother reported finding cat lying on his face. Found dead in his crib in January 1968. Cause of death: undetermined.

But it wasn't police that broke the story, it was a book on SIDS, titled "The Death of Innocents," which profiled the Noe case, and gained it enough attention for a reporter, who worked for Philadelphia Magazine, Stephen Fried, to begin his own inquiry into the deaths. In January 1998, Fried took his questions to the police homicide unit. Sgt. Larry Nodiff, head of the special investigations squad, became intrigued and agreed to "wake up" the long-dormant case.

It was March 1998 when she gave it up. Noe told police that she had used pillows to kill at least three of her children. But she could not explain why. "All I can figure is that I'm ungodly sick," she told detectives. "I never had the money to get help, and I didn't know where to go for help anyway."

She told homicide detectives Steven Vivarina and John McDermott on March 25 that she killed four of the children but said she had no memory of how the other four died. Marie said was alone each time she killed a child, beginning with Richard on April 7, 1949, and ending with Arthur Joseph on Jan. 2, 1968.

"They all seemed to go very fast. . .," Noe told one investigator.

At her bail hearing in August, 1999, the Assistant D.A., Jay Feinschi, called her "as much a mass murderer as Ted Bundy." But this didn’t stop the Judge feeling sorry for the old lady, as he allowed a plea bargain between prosecutor and defence attorneys to stand allowing Mrs. Noe, who was described by the defence as not having "a heart of a killer," to leave the court a basically free woman. "This is one of those situations that makes us human," he said. "Some things happen in life that we cannot understand."

So decades after taking eight lives, 70-year-old Marie Noe was allowed to plead guilty to murder then placed under house arrest as part of the plea bargain that does not require her to serve a day in prison.

Taken from Wacky World of Murder


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