Helen Frances Joyce

4 August 1847–6 December 1883 (Age 36)
San Francisco, California, United States

The Life Summary of Helen Frances

When Helen Frances Joyce was born on 4 August 1847, in San Francisco, California, United States, her father, John Joyce, was 24 and her mother, Caroline Augusta Perkins, was 22. She married Joseph Judd on 6 March 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1860 and Washington, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 6 December 1883, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Judd
Helen Frances Joyce
Marriage: 6 March 1870
Caroline Judd
Mary Catherine Judd
Helen Frances Judd
Joseph Clarence Judd
John Hyitte Judd
Augusta Judd
Alden Judd

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 March 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 1
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1848 · Mexico Cedes California Nine Days After Gold Is Found
    Age 1
    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which ended the Mexican-American War. Mexico ceded 525,000 square miles of land, including what is now California. Gold had been found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, only nine days prior to signing the treaty.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 14
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Bridie, Declan, Eamon, Kieran, Liam, Brian Patrick, Conor, Cormac, John Patrick, Nuala, Siobhan.English: principally from the Middle English and Old French personal name Joce, Josse, Joice, a Romance form of Old Breton Iuthoc, a pet form of a name in Iuth- ‘lord’ with the hypocoristic suffix -oc. Joce became popular as a personal name, especially in medieval Picardy, Artois, Normandy, and Flanders, through the cult of Saint Josse. According to legend, he was the brother or son of the 7th-century Breton king Judhael (see Jewell ), and gave up his inheritance to become a hermit in the place recorded in the 8th century as Sanctus Jodocus, now Saint-Josse-sur-Mer, near Étaples in Pas-de-Calais. The cult was promoted in the second half of the 8th century by the Frankish king Charlemagne, and was brought to England (Winchester) in the early 10th century by refugees from Saint-Josse, the centre of the cult, but use of the personal name in England is not known until after the Norman Conquest. Middle English Joce also was sometimes used as a female name (as Joyce is in modern times) and this may have also given rise to a surname.English: sometimes a variant of Goss , from the ancient Germanic personal name Gozzo, Gauz, which often became Joce, Joice, Joss(e) in Old French. It was frequently used as a short form of Goscelin or Joscelin (see Joslin ).

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

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    Samuel Judd Senior and Families

    Brief History of Samuel Judd Senior His Son Joseph Judd and Their families Samuel Judd, the father of Joseph Judd, was born in Cubbington, Warwick county England on 10 July 1820. He was the son of Tho …

    Sources (15)

    • Helen Joyce in entry for Joseph Clarence Judd, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Hellen Judd in household of Joseph Judd, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ellen Francis Joyce in entry for Caroline Judd Sturzenegger, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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