Daughter of Jasper Sabin Joy & Jennie Elvira Searcy
Born 27.12.1878 – Richmond, Ray, Missouri, United States
Julia was born on the 27th of December, 1878 in Richmond, Missouri. She was the oldest of five children.
In 1899, Julia married Samuel Oscar Penny. Over the next 15 years, they had six children:
- Jennie Melvina Penny, b: 05.04.1901, MO / d: 04.1971, Bonner Springs, KS
- Daniel Joy Penny, b: 16.02.1903, Hardin, MO / d: 17.12.1968, Kansas City, KS
- Loula Viola Penny, b: 20.12.1904 / d: 08.01.1905, Ray, MO
- Samuel Victor Penny, b: 08.08.1907, MO / d: 03.04.1998, Osawatomie, KS
- John Fredrick Penny, b: 06.07.1911, MO / d: 30.05.1984, New Orleans, LA
- Julia Louise Penny, b: 04.03.1914, MO / d: 30.04.1998, Manhattan, KS
Julia passed away at her home on May 8th, 1920 after a battle with Tuberculosis. She was 41 years old. The following article was posted in the Hardin News (Hardin, MO):
Penny, Julia May (Joy)
Death of Mrs. Penny
Russellville Woman Succumbed to Tuberculosis Saturday.
Mrs. Julia May Penny, wife of Samuel O. Penny, died at the family home three miles west of Russellville Saturday evening at 6:30 o’clock at the age of forty-one years. Mrs. Penny had been a sufferer from tuberculosis for several months. Her condition had been alarming for some time and the announcement of her death comes as no surprise to her friends.
Deceased, whose maiden name was Miss Julia M. Joy, was a native Ray countian, born December 27, 1878. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Joy and is survived by the husband, three sons, two daughter, the father and two brothers and two sisters, viz: John W. Joy, and Mrs. J.F. Renick, of Richmond; J.S. Joy, jr., of Russellville, and Mrs. T.M. Johnson, a resident of Beggs, Okla. Mrs. Penny had been a member of the Methodist church for many years and was one of the good Christian women of her neighborhood. She had a wide circle of friends who deplore her death and whose sympathy goes out to the bereaved members of her family.
Funeral services were held from the New Hope church near Russellville Sunday afternoon at 6:00 o’clock, conducted by Rev. G.C. Beery, pastor of the Hardin Methodist church, and Rev. J.W. Meek of the Millville church. Interment was made in the New Hope burying grounds.