Emma Laura Joy

October 1877–9 February 1953 (Age 75)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Emma Laura

When Emma Laura Joy was born in October 1877, in West Virginia, United States, her father, William S Joy, was 24 and her mother, Louisa Over, was 29. She lived in Bellaire, Pultney Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Martins Ferry, Pease Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States in 1900. She died on 9 February 1953, in Queens, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 75.

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Emma Laura Joy

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    William S Joy


    Louisa Over




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a person of a cheerful disposition, from Middle English, Old French joie, joye. In some cases it may derive from a personal name (normally borne by women) of this origin, which was in sporadic use during the Middle Ages.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma M Joy, "Rhode Island State Census, 1915"
  • Emma Joy in household of Wm H Joy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emma M Joy in household of William S Joy, "United States Census, 1900"

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