Like several others in his branch of the
family he became a railwayman. Later he also had a few acres of land
and some live-stock. He also worked as a trimmer and logger.
Arthur and Emerentia had 4 children:
Edmond Joseph Noë
° Assenede 7-2-1908
† Assenede 7-2-1908
° Assenede 23-3-1909
† Assenede 23-3-1909
° Boekhoute 28-11-1910
He was married in Watervliet on 28-5-1938 to Germaine Elisabeth Thysebaert who
was born there on 17-10-1918. Her parents, Jacobus and Emilie Gilson,
were peddlers and fishmongers. They lived in the Maagd van Gent,
literally translated "the Virgin of Ghent, which is a hamlet of
They moved to Assenede but a few months later Germaine gave birth at her
parents place. Nine days later the baby died. When their
second child was born in the beginning of 1940 they were once again
registered in Watervliet.
Leonard was at the time "... temporarily in the field with the Belgian
Army..." War was about to break out.
After that they went to live in the house of his parents in Boekhoute.
Leonard was very much a military man. He volunteered for the war.
After WW II he helped to clear the minefields on the Belgian
coast, first serving in the U.S. Army, later with the Belgian Army.
Later he helped his father pruning and felling trees, then he went to work in a
sawmill and after that he worked on construction jobs for the government.
In 1967 he was the victim of a cerebral haemorrhage. He died suddenly in
Boekhoute on 11-7-1984. His wife was first a farm labourer. Later
she ran a restaurant in
Arthur Aloysius Noë
° Watervliet 5-10-1938
† Watervliet 14-10-1938
Fernanda Maria Noë
° Watervliet 19-1-1940
She was married in Boekhoute to Daniël Moens who was gendarme.
They have 2 sons:
a) Jean Paul Moens,
b) Jean Pierre Moens.
Richard Fernand Noë
° Boekhoute 30-7-1931
He was the godson of his brother Leonard who was 20 years his senior. Richard
went to secondary school at the St Laurens Institute of the Brothers in Zelzate.
He was first a tax inspector and then a self employed accountant and insurance broker.
He got married in Boekhoute to Simonne Prudence Van Heesvelde. She was born in
Boekhoute on 5 October 1931, the daughter of René Jozef Van Heesvelde and Margaretha De
Craene who were farmers.
Richard was a member of the town council from 1964 till 1970 and as such he was also a
member of what was then called the "Commissie van Openbare Onderstand", a
government program to help the poor.
They have three sons:
Frank Arthur Noë
° Assenede 21 November 1959.
Medical doctor. General practitioner in
° Assenede 10 January 1961.
x Mariakerke 19 juli 1986 Marie-Andrée "Mimi" Verschueren
† Boekhoute 7/9/2012
They have a daughter and a son.
° 28 December 1962
Many thanks to Mr. Jackie Claeys for his great contributions to this page.