Effa Joice

Craig Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States

The Life of Effa

When Effa Joice was born in 1841, in Craig Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States, her father, George Washington Joice, was 35 and her mother, Jane Iden, was 35. She married John Sharp on 8 June 1864, in Craig Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States.

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John Sharp
Effa Joice
Marriage: 8 June 1864

Spouse and Children

    John Sharp



8 June 1864
Craig Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Joice







    John William Joice


    George Washington Joyce


    John W Peter Joice


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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 0

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 31

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Joyce .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Effa Joice in household of George Hines, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Effa Joyce in household of Geo Washington Joyce, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Effie Joice, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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