Joy, John Pickering


Jacksonville Daily Journal, Thursday, Feb. 20, 1879

Death of John P. Joy

Mr. John P. Joy, a citizen well and most favorably known, died at his home in Joy Prairie, on Tuesday at 5 o'clock p.m., at the age of 74 years, nearly. His death was not the result of any aggravated form of disease, but a gradual failing of the body in a process of about five months duration by general debility. Until the time his system began to fail, Mr. Joy was possessed of vigorous constitution and unfailing health. He was born in Durham, N.H., in 1805 and in 1838 he came to Illinois settling in what is now and long has been known as Joy Prairie, this county. Here he has continued to reside with his family. His eldest son, Lyman F. Joy, was born in New Hampshire and is recognized as one of the substantial men of this section. Deceased has been for more than fifty years a consistent, faithful and energetic member of the Congregational Church. He was upright in all things, an earnest reader of the Word, an honorable man and valuable citizen. The funeral will occur today, Thursday, at 1 1/2 o'clock p.m. at the family residence, Rev. E. A. Tanner, conducting, Rev. Mr. Steele, pastor of Joy Prairie Congregational Church, assisting. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

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