Joy, Angelica

Jacksonville Daily Journal, Sunday, April 10, 1892


Mrs. Lyman Joy Quietly Breathes Her Last.

Saturday evening the sad intelligence was received that Mrs. Lyman Joy had passed away at half past one in the afternoon. For over two years Mrs. Joy has not been in good health, though she was unwilling to give up and insisted on keeping about and attending to her regular duties until a few weeks since, when she was so much worse that her husband insisted on sending for a physician, and accirdingly Dr. Cullimore was summoned and pronounced her case very grave, though not without hope. Even Saturday morning she appeared decidedly better and her friends felt much encouraged, but toward one she began to fail, and in half an hour breathed her last.

Mrs. Joy was born in Vermont, her maiden name being Angelica Haseltine. When she was an infant her parents moved to this county and not long after died, and from that time she found a home and a welcome in the home of her uncle, Seth Wetherbee, father of Mrs. A. C. Wadsworth, who was all to her that an own parent could be. When 17 years of age she was married to Mr. Lyman F. Joy, with whom she has lived most happily ever since, their married life extending over a period of about 38 years. She was the mother of seven children, three of whom have passed away, two in infancy and a third, Walter, who died three years ago. There remain, Mrs. Minnie Rice, Misses Ruth and Nettie and Edward. Mrs. Joy was a lady of peculiarly lovely disposition; she was educated at the Illinois Female College and brought all her accomplishments to add to the hapiness of her home and loved ones. Her house was always well ordered and all who ever visited there were made welcome and wanted to go again. She always thought of herself last and was never so happy as when engaged in some labor of love for those about her. She was a consistent member of Joy Prairie Congregational church and her seat was seldom vacant when there were services in the house of God. She was much beloved by children, husband, grandchildren and all who knew her and her place will not be made good in the community in which she lived. Her bereaved husband and family will have the sympathy of all who know them and who knew and respected the one who has gone to her reward. Her cousin Mrs. Wadsworth was at her bedside when the last moment came and all was calm and peaceful. The time for the funeral has not been announced.

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