JOY CEMETERY OBITUARIES
(His name was not among those listed as being removed from Joy Cemetery to Diamond Grove Cemetery. However, the Jacksonville Journal of Wednesday, July 24, 1878 carried a new story headlined "A WORTHY YOUNG MAN DROWNED"
. It tells of the drowning of James Joy in the Neosho River at Humboldt, Kansas, and of his remains being returned to Morgan County. About 35 years of age, he was the oldest son of Mrs. Charles Joy of Joy Prairie. His wife, a sister of Mrs. Daniels, died about three years before the drowning of James. He later married a woman at Humboldt.
The Jacksonville Journal of thursday, July 25, 1878, told of Charles F. Joy, Esq., coming from St. Louis to attend the funeral of his brother, James Joy. The same newspaper said the remains of James Joy were conveyed to Joy Cemetery, a private cemetery dedicated to the several families of Joy.
Charles F. Joy, Esq., was mentioned in the Jacksonville Journal of Tuesday, dec. 21, 1880. A news story shows that he was once again at Joy Prairie, this time to bury his wife of a little over a year, Bell Ordway Joy, who had died at St. Louis, on Dec. 19, 1880. She was a daughter of Rev. Jarius Ordway of Salem, Conn.)
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