Grace Noreen Joyce

5 May 1901–14 September 1979 (Age 78)
Cobleskill, Schoharie, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Grace Noreen

When Grace Noreen Joyce was born on 5 May 1901, in Cobleskill, Schoharie, New York, United States, her father, Thomas Loftis Joyce, was 51 and her mother, Eva Jennie Slater, was 33. She married David Chester Robert Whittaker on 28 July 1923, in Cobleskill, Schoharie, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States in 1930 and Cobleskill, Cobleskill, Schoharie, New York, United States in 1940. She died on 14 September 1979, in Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Arnold Cemetery, Conesus, Livingston, New York, United States.

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David Chester Robert Whittaker
Grace Noreen Joyce
Marriage: 28 July 1923
Olabelle Eva Whittaker
Robert Clayton Whittaker
Gladys Joyce Whittaker

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  • Marriage
    28 July 1923Cobleskill, Schoharie, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1902 · So Much Farm Land
    Age 1
    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
    1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York
    Age 16
    Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 22
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    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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    Sources (12)

    • Grace M Joyce in household of Thomas L Joyce, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Unknown in entry for David C Whittaker, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
    • Grace W Joyce in household of Thomas L Joyce, "United States Census, 1910"

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