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Richard Pickering JOY
Ella Gertrude HOPKINS
Husband:  Richard Pickering JOY
Birth:  25 Jan 1870, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
Death:  15 Dec 1930, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
Education: 1890, graduated Phillips Andover Academy
Occupation:  President, National Bank of Commerce, Detroit, MI; etc. (see Sources)
Office:  1906-7, Controller, City of Detroit, MI
Father:  Hon. James Frederick JOY  (1810-1896), railroad magnate
Mother:  Mary BOURNE  (1832-1890)
Marriage-1:  1 Jan 1896, St. Clair Co., MI
Wife-1:  Ella / Ellen Gertrude HOPKINS
Birth:  27 Apr 1874, Chicago, Cook Co., IL
Death:  10 Apr 1897, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
Father:  Mark HOPKINS
Mother:  Permelia HEWINS
Marriage-2:  8/9 Sep 1908, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
Wife-2:  Mary MOORE
Birth:  14 Jul 1887, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
Death:  aft. 25 Jan 1870
Father:  William Van MOORE
Mother:  Jane ANDREWS
Child with Ella HOPKINS:
1.  Ella Hopkins JOY, b. 9 Apr 1897, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
Children with Mary MOORE:
1.  Richard Pickering JOY, Jr., b. 25 Jun 1909, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
2.  William Moore JOY, b. 31 Dec 1912, Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne Co., MI
3.  Thomas Bourne JOY, b. 15 Sep 1918, Groose Pointe Farms, Wayne Co., MI
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1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Ella Gertrude HOPKINS
Spouse: Richard Pickering JOY
Marriage: 1 Jan 1896, St. Clair, Michigan
Source: [patron submission]

2.  Harold Clarke Durrell.  1936.  "Memoirs of Deceased Members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society." New England Historical and Genealogical Register 90(Jan): 67-78.
RICHARD PICKERING JOY, of Detroit and Grosse Pointe, Mich., elected a Colonial member 4 March 1930, was born in Detroit 25 January 1870, the son of Hon. James Frederick and Mary (Bourne) Joy, and died in Detroit 15 December 1930.

He traced his descent from Thomas1 Joy, house carpenter, millwright, architect, a resident of Boston as early as 20 February 1636/7, who moved to Hingham, Mass., in 1648, following political differences with the Winthrop government, owner of a sawmill, a member in 1658 of the Boston Artillery company, builder in 1657-58 of the house in the market place in Boston, a freeman in 1665, in later life prominent in the affairs of both Boston and Hingham, where he died 21 October 1678, whose wife was Joan Gallop, daughter of Capt. John and Christobel Gallop, through Samuel,2 1639/40-1671, of Boston and Hingham, a member in 1670 of the Boston Artillery Company, who married Ann Pitts, Samuel3 of Salisbury, Mass., ship calker, farmer born in 1670, who married Marah Eastman, Samuel4 of Oyster River (later Durham), N.H., a member of the miltia in 1740, born in 1706, drowned about 1752 at the ferry over Exeter River, whose wife was Mary Burley, Jacob,5 1749-1805, of Durham and Madbury, N.H., whose first wife was Hannah Cram, James,6 1778-1857, of Durham, blacksmith, later of Pittsfield, N.H., where he owned a scyth factory and a cotton mill, a settler in 1838 in Morgan County, Ill., and in later life a resident of Plymouth, N.H., and Groton, Mass., who married Sarah Pickering, and Hon. James Frederick,7 his father, A.B. (Dartmouth, 1833), A.M. (ib., 1836), LL.B. (Harvard, 1836), LL.D. (Dartmouth, 1869, Iowa, 1869, University of Michigan, 1887), tutor at Dartmouth College, 1874-5, delegate to the Republican National Convention at Dartmouth College, 1874-5, delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1880, lawyer at Detroit, part owner of the railway systems of Michigan, developer of railroads in the Middle West, president of the Illinois Central Railroad Company, the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway Company, and the Wabash Railroad Company, builder of the bridge across the Missouri at Kansas City and of the Union Depot at Detroit, a member of the State Legislature, who was born at Durham 2 December 1810, married secondly, 12 December 1860, Mary Bourne (born at Hartford, Conn., 10 September 1832, died in Paris, France, 26 July 1890, daughter of Shearjashub and Ardelia (Alger) Bourne), and died in Detroit 24 September 1896.

He attended the public schools and entered Phillip's Exeter Academy, where he was graduated in 1890.

He began work in the engineering department of Fort Street Union Depot Company, but soon resigned to accept a position in a bank.

Up to his retirement from active business just before his death he had been president of the National Bank of Commerce from 1 Jun 1907, the Detroit Union Railroad Depot and Station Comapny, and the LaSalle County Carbon Coal Company, vice president of the Detroit Copper and Brass Rolling Mills,


and the Union Commerce Corporation, treasurer of the Packard Motor Car Company, and a director of the Detroit Trust Company and the Grace Harbor Lumber Company.

He also served as an alderman of the City of Detroit, 1904-1905, and Comptroller of the City of Detroit, 1901-07.

Among his clubs were the Detroit and the Country Clubs.  He was a Republican and a Presbyterian.

Besides his home in Detroit he had an estate at Grosse Pointe.

He married first, 1 January 1896, Ellen Gertrude Hopkins, who was born in Chicago 27 April 1874 and died in Detroit 10 April 1897, daughter of Mark and Permelia Hewins (Morgan) Hopkins; and secondly, in Detroit, 8 September 1908, Mary Moore, daughter of William Van and Jane (Andrews) Moore, who survives him as do four children, Ella Hopkins Joy, a daughter by his first wife, and Richard Pickering Joy, William Moore Joy, and Thomas Bourne Joy, children by his second wife.

The given name of Richard Pickering JOY's first wife was Ella, not Ellen.  The maiden name of Mark HOPKINS's wife, Permelia, was HEWINS, not MORGAN.  Permelia had married a Mr. MORGAN before her marriage to Mark HOPKINS.

3.  Frederick Adams Virkus, ed.  1933.  The Compendium of American Genealogy.  Institute of American Genealogy, Chicago (repub. 1968 by Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore; Broderbund CD-200).  On p. 661
JOY, Richard Pickering, b Detroit, Mich., Jan. 25, 1870.
8--Thomas Joy (qv);
7--Samuel (1639-71), mem. A. and H.A. Co., m 1668, Ann (bap. 1644-1698), dau. Edward Pitts;
6--Samuel (1670-ca. 1746), m Marah Eastman (d in 1728);
5--Samuel (1706-ca. 1752), settled at Oyster River (Durham), N.H., m Mary (1715-ca. 1805), dau. of Capt. John Burley;
4--Jacob (1749-1805), Durham, m 1st, 1775, Hannah Cram (1755-92);
3--James (1778-1857), m 1802, Sarah Gee Pickering (des. John Pickering, Portsmouth, N.H., 1633).
2--Son of James Frederick Joy, LL.D. (1810-96), A.B., Dartmouth, '33, LL.B., Harvard, 1836, lawyer, they ry. builder and operator, pres. C., B. & Q., M.C., Wabash, and other rys., m in 1841, Martha Alger (d 1850); m 2d, 1860, Mary Bourne (1832-90); for issue and Bourne line see Henry Bourne Joy.
M Jan. 1, 1896, Ella Gertrude Hopkins (1874-Apr. 10, 1897); dau. of Mark Hopkins, of St. Clair, Mich.; issue: 1--Ella Hopkins, b Detroit, Apr. 9, 1897.
M 2d, Sept. 9, 1908, Mary Moore, b Detroit, July 14, 1887; sister of William Van Husan Moore (qv for genealogy); issue: 1--Richard Pickering, Jr., b Detroit, June 25, 1909; 2--William Moore, b. Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., Dec. 31, 1912; 3--Thomas Bourne, b at Grosse Pointe Farms, Sept. 15, 1918.
Grad. Phillips Andover Acad., '90. Pres. Nat. Bank of Commerce, Detroit. Controller of Detroit, 1906-07 (see Who's Who in America). Residence: Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.

4.  Thomas William Herringshaw.  1902.  Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century.  American Publ. Assn., Chicago, IL (online at Ancestry.com).  On p. 542:
JOY, JAMES F., lawyer, railroad president, was born Dec. 2, 1810, in Durham, N.H.  In 1846 he entered the railway service as attorney and general counsel of the Michigan Central railroad.  He was subsequently connected with the Illinois central railroad; organized the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad, and was for many years at its head.  In 1867 he was president of the Michigan Central railroad; was for several years president of the Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific railway; and is now president and treasurer of the Detroit Union Railway Depot and Station company at Detroit, Mich.

5.  Anon.  2000.  Biography and Genealogy Master Index.  Gale Research Co., Detroit, MI (online at Ancestry.com):
Joy, James Frederick 1810-1890
  • Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography. "Railroads in the Nineteenth Century." Edited by Robert L. Frey. New York: Facts on File, 1988. (EncABHB 2) Biography contains portrait.

Joy, James Frederick 1810-1896
  • American National Biography. 24 volumes. Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. (AmNatBi)
  • Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Six volumes. Edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1888-1889. Reprint. Detroit: Gale Research, 1968. (ApCAB)
  • Biographical Dictionary of American Business Leaders. By John N. Ingham. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983. Use the Index to locate biographies. (BiDAmBL 83)
  • Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 3: September, 1952-August, 1955. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1956. (BioIn 3)
  • The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography. Edited by John S. Bowman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. (CamDcAB)
  • Dictionary of American Biography. Volumes 1-20. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928-1936. (DcAmB)
  • The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Volume 11. New York: James T. White & Co., 1901. Reprint. Volumes 1-50. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, 1967-1971. Use the Index to locate biographies. (NatCAB 11)
  • The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Volume 18. New York: James T. White & Co., 1922. Reprint. Volumes 1-50. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, 1967-1971. Use the Index to locate biographies. (NatCAB 18)
  • The New Encyclopedia of the American West. Edited by Howard R. Lamar. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1998. (NewEAmW)
  • The Reader's Encyclopedia of the American West. Edited by Howard R. Lamar. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1977. (REnAW)
  • Webster's American Biographies. 1974 edition. Edited by Charles Van Doren. Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merriam Co., 1974. (WebAB 74)
  • Webster's American Biographies. 1979 edition. Edited by Charles Van Doren. Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merriam Co., 1979. (WebAB 79)
  • Who Was Who in America. A component volume of "Who's Who in American History." Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Revised Edition. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1967. (WhAm HS)

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