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Joyce, William C.


Age: 20, credited to Northfield, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. F, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 9/15/61, m/i 11/19/61, SGT, Co. F, 1st VT CAV, red, pr Co. QMSGT, 11/19/64, comn 2LT Co. F, 6/4/65, but never mustered, tr to non-com staff as QMSGT, 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65

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Birth: abt 1841, Waterford, VT
Death: 12/08/1923

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 60560403


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/17/1879
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT

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William Joyce, Veteran of Civil War, Died After Week's Illness.

William C. Joyce, a veteran of the Civil war, and one of Northfield's oldest residents, passed away Friday morning at the home of his son, Charles Joyce, on School street. Although in feeble health for some time, his last sickness was only of a week's duration.

The deceased was born in Waitsfield Oct. 25, 1842. At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted in Co. F, 1st Vermont infantry, for nine months, under Captain William H. Boynton. At the end of this enlistment he re-enlisted in the1st Vermont cavalry, serving until the end of the war. Mr. Joyce served under General Custer, and saw active service during the entire enlistment, being in all the big engagements. He enlisted as a private and at the time of his discharge was a first lieutenant.

About a year after the close of the war, Mr. Joyce was united in marriage with Sarah Hurley Hunt of Northfield, and they went to Pennsylvania to live. After a few years they returned to this town and have since made their home here. To this union were born six children, Carrie, wife of W. C. Gould of Lake Pleasant, Mass., Minnie, wife of Ira Doyen, who died about 30 years ago, Charles Joyce of Northfield, William Joyce, who was killed in a railroad accident at Lyndonville a few years ago, John Joyce of Northfield Falls and Kate, wife of Horace Smith, also of this town.

About three years ago as health failed them, Mr. And Ms. Joyce broke up their home and went to live with their daughter, Mrs. Gould. Mrs. Joyce died two years ago and Mr. Joyce remained for a time in Massachusetts, returning in early May to the home of his son, Charles Joyce, where he has since been cared for by his son and wife.

The deceased was a member of William H. Boynton post, G. A. R., one who participated in all the activities of the organization. Mr. Joyce was a kind neighbor, a friend to all, one of Northfield's old residents, who will be missed by his many acquaintances. Aside from the four children named, the deceased is survived by four grandchildren, Carrie and Harold Gould, Raymond Joyce and Addie Smith.

Funeral services were held from the home of Charles Joyce Monday afternoon, Rev. H. G. Mann, pastor of the Universalist church, officiating. Interment was in Elmwood cemetery.

Source: Barre Daily Times, December 11, 1923.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.