Fifth Generation


170. Bessie A. Herrick was born on 31 July 1895 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Birth attended by Dr. H. W. Small. Weight 9 3/4 pounds. She died on 22 July 1977 at the age of 81 in Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Atlantic, Swan's Island: Bessie Herrick Joyce, 81, widow of Chester Joyce died July 22 at a Mount Desert Island hospital. She was born at Swan's Island, July 31, 1895, daughter of Charles and Helen Smith Herrick. Surviving are: three daughters Mrs. Gladys Joyce and Mrs. Marguerite Staples, both of Atlantic, and Alice Burns of Swan's Island; a son, Roy of Atlantic; two sisters, Mrs. Myra Bridges of Rockland and Mrs. Laura Jane Tenney of Sedgwick; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Atlantic Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Bullard, the Rev. Malcolm McDuffie and the Rev. Al Currier officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Atlantic, with arrangements by the Fernald Funeral Chapel, Mount Desert.
[Mother, Bessie and son, Keith funeral services were held together. Bessie died the day after Keith.] She was buried on 24 July 1977 in Rose Hill cemetery, Atlantic.

Bessie A. Herrick and Chester Leroy Joyce were married on 10 November 1915 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Chester Leroy Joyce, son of Fred A. Joyce and Estella M. Staples, was born on 1 January 1890 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He died on 3 October 1970 at the age of 80 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. CHESTER JOYCE
Swan's Island: Chester Leroy Joyce, 80, died Oct 3, at his home in Atlantic on Swan's Island following a brief illness.
He was born in Atlantic Jan 1, 1890, the son of Fred and Estella (Staples) Joyce.
Joyce was a member of the Atlantic Baptist Church.
Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Bessie (Herrick) Joyce of Atlantic; two sons, Keith and Roy, both of Swan's Island; three daughters, Mrs. Marguerite Staples, Mrs. Gladys Joyce, and Mrs. Alice Burns, all of Swan's Island; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Baptist Church with the Rev. Malcolm McDuffie Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Atlantic. He was buried on 5 October 1970 in Rose Hill cemetery, Atlantic.

Bessie A. Herrick-2880 and Chester Leroy Joyce-601 had the following children:

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Keith William Joyce-11487.

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Leroy Staples "Roy" Joyce was born on 1 December 1917 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He served in the military in World War II. Was at Pearl Harbor during the Dec 7th Japanese raid. He died on 7 November 1986 at the age of 68 in Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Roy was buried on 10 November 1986 in Rose Hill cemetery, Atlantic. Unmarried.

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Marguerite Esther Joyce-3816.

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Gladys Frances Joyce-4702.

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Alice Mae Joyce-4244.