IHS Class of 1890
Louis Fowler Joy, M. D.
Dr. Louis Fowler Joy was the youngest son of Henry Livingston Joy Sr. and Mary (Paine) Joy. Two of his siblings were children by his father's first wife, Harriet Brown (Joy). Harriet died a few years after she married Henry. Those siblings were Frank L. Joy, treasurer of the western branch of the Home Insurance Company in Chicago and Arthur C. Joy of Ilion. The siblings of his father's second wife, Mary, were Rev. Eugene F. Joy of Oswego; Charles Joy a druggist in Boise City, Idaho; Dr. Milton Joy of Cazenovia, Henry L Joy Jr. of Ilion, and Dr. Fred Joy of Omaha Nebraska.
Dr. Joy was born August 26, 1871, at Ilion. He was the youngest of a family of eight children. He graduated from Ilion High School in 1890. He was graduated from Syracuse University and was a member of Phi Upsilon. He earned his medical degree from Long Island College of Medicine and set up his medical practice in Fulton NY in 1897.
Dr. Louis Fowler Joy Obituary
Dr. Louis Joy, Prominent in Fulton, Dead
Stricken ill Friday, Dr. Louis Fowler Joy, 62, prominent as a physician and civic figure, died about midnight Saturday night at University hospital in Syracuse. For 36 years he had lived and practiced medicine in this city.
He was a member of the American Medical association, the Oswego County Medical Society and the Fulton Academy of Medicine. He was a member of the official board of the First Methodist Episcopal church of which Rev. Aaron B. Corbin is pastor.
The physician was a member of the Masonic fraternity and he was a charter member of the Citizens club, which has merged with another organization to form The Fulton club. The Oswego County Trust company board included the physician as a director.
A few months ago, Mayor John M. Foster appointed Dr. Joy to the municipal board of health, the physician taking the place left vacant by the death of the 1st William M. Crahan. The other members of the board of three are Dr. E. J. Cussack and Anthony DeBarber.
Dr. Joy was born August 26, 1871, at Ilion. He was the youngest of a family of eight children. He was graduated at Syracuse University. He was a member of Phi Upsilon.
Long Island College of Medicine awaited him a degree of Doctor of medicine a few years after and in the year 1897 he came to Fulton to start practice as an associate of the late Dr. Charles M. Lee.
In December 1897, Dr. Joy married Eva J. Drake of Brocklyn, who with one daughter, Jane, survives. Both are residents of Fulton. Four brothers survive also. They are Arthur L. Joy and Rev. Eugene Joy of Los Angeles, California, Dr. Milton R. Joy of Cazenovia and Dr. Frederick Joy of Olean.
The funeral service will be conducted by Mr. Corbin at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning at the residence, 189 South First street. The body will be taken to Ilion for burial.
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