Thomas Joyce

7 June 1813–25 June 1904 (Age 91)
Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Joyce was born on 7 June 1813, in Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Joyce, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Twelvetrees, was 28. He married Mary Ann Ford on 13 February 1838, in Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Halverson, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1870 and Marriott-Slaterville, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 25 June 1904, in Marriott, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Joyce
Mary Ann Ford
Marriage: 13 February 1838
Eliza Joyce
Thomas John Joyce
Sarah Joyce
Mary Ann Joyce

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 February 1838Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 20
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 30
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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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    Thomas Joyce

    This memory was written in 1985 by great-grandson, Rulon W. Buck About Great Grandpa Joyce, they said he was a very respected man of the community. Someone of my aunts or uncles said he was quite de …

    Sources (23)

    • Thomas Joyce, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Thomas Joice, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Thomas Joyce, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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