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Walter I. Joy , Waverly

Poweshiek County, Iowa History "JOY, ENOCH - Grinnell Twp - pg 906. Of the firm of Joy & Preston, bakers and grocers, Grinnell. Was born in New Hampshire, December 30, 1837, and after receiving his education there learned the trade of shoemaker, which he followed until August, 1864. Then enlisted in company C, Eighteenth New Hampshire volunteers, and served until the close of the war, when he was honorably discharged. Returned to his home and remained until February, 1867, when he came to this county and located at Grinnell. The firm is doing a large business and with good success. Mr. Joy was married in New Hampshire, August 4, 1858, to Miss A.R.S. Carr. By this union they have three children: Walter I., Louie E. and Nellie. "

In 1880 Poweshiek County, Iowa, Enoch Joy is 42, Anzonetta R. 40, Walter I. 16, Louie H. 7, and Nellie F. 3.
Walter I. Joy cash-claimed a quarter in 30, 3N 46W in 1892.
Walter Irving Joy 1864-1895 is buried in Poweshiek County, # 128027947, with parents Enoch 1846-1919 and Anzonetta R.S. (Carr) Johy 1840-1899.
Nellie F. Joy, daughter of Enoch Joy and "Agonetta" Carr, married Charles W. Ridley in Poweshiek COunty Oct 17, 1902. Both were born at Grinwell, Iowa. (Maybe Grinnell)

In 1912 Enoch Joy filed for the settlement of Walter I Joy, deceased, in 3N 47W and 3N 46W, heirs Enoch Joy and Anzonetta R.S. Joy.

He might be the Walter J. Joy, age 32, marrying Belle Jackson, 34 in Glenwood Springs in 1893.


Earl Joy was born Oct 11, 1911 in Ida County Iowa to Walter Hugh Joy and Hattie E. Rayman.
Walter Hugh Joy, born Oct 4, 1886 in Logan, Iowa, registered for WWI in Madison County Illinois.
In 1930 Yuma County, Walter is 43 Hattie 41, both born in IOwa. They have Earl 18, Alice 17, and May 16, all three in Iowa, and then Rugh 13 born in Illinois.

Earl Allen Joy 1911-1990 is buried in Woodbury County, Iowa # 26130366, with Beulah Frances (Eison) Joy 1912-2007.
May Alice Joy was born Jna7, 1914 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.
Alice Marie Joy was born Nov 13, 1912 in Cherokee County, Iowa.

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