John Humphrey Noyes

John Humphrey Noyes

Name John Humphrey Noyes
Profession Religious Leader
Date of Birth 1811-09-03
Place of Birth Brattleboro, VT
Age 74 yrs
Death Date 1886-04-13
Birth Sign Virgo

About John Humphrey Noyes

Social philosopher who founded the socialis Oneida community in New York and coined the term ‘Free Love.’

Early Life Experience of John Humphrey Noyes

Over the course of his research at Yale he concluded that Christ had already returned to earth, which led to the founding of his community.

Trivia Info

What he called Free Love the government chose to call adultery, and because of it he had to flee to Canada to avoid persecution.

Family Life and Relationship

He was married, but not very monogamous, to wife Harriet Holton.

Close Associates

One of the members of his Oneida Community was the future assassin of President James Garfield.

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Alfred Noyes

Alfred Noyes

Name Alfred Noyes
Profession Poet
Date of Birth 1880-09-16
Place of Birth England
Age 77 yrs
Death Date 1958-06-25
Birth Sign Virgo

About Alfred Noyes

British poet, author, and professor who is remembered for his ballad poem, “The Highwayman.” His other well-known works include “The Barrel-Organ” and The Torch-Bearers.

Early Life Experience of Alfred Noyes

He studied at Exeter College, Oxford, but did not receive his degree because his final examinations fell on the day he had a meeting with the publisher of his first poetry collection, The Loom of Years.

Trivia Info

His poor eyesight kept him from combat during World War I. He served his country, instead, by assisting with war-time propaganda and by writing poems with patriotic themes.

Family Life and Relationship

He married Garnett Daniels, the American daughter of a Civil War soldier, in 1907. After her death, he married Mary Angela Mayne, with whom he had three children.

Close Associates

During his time as a Princeton University professor, he taught novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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