John Kingsley Jocoy
Narragansett Times, Wakefield, RI, 5 April 1918, page 4.
John K. Jocoy Dead.
John K. Jocoy died on Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George C. Whitford, in the eighty first year of his age. Mr. Jocoy was born in North Kingstown, April 22, 1837, the son of John and Rebecca (Straight) Jocoy, and came to this town in 1882. In his early life he was employed as a stone mason, and followed that trade until 1890, when he opened and has since conducted a watchmaking and repair shop on Main Street, his first shop standing on the site of the building now occupied by the Narragansett laundry and others, where he also lived. He was a member of the Board of Trade and of Commodore Perry Council, Junior Mechanics.
Two sons and four daughters survive him. J. Alonzo Jocoy of Wakefield, Isaac H. Jocoy of Clayville, Rhode Island, Mrs. George C. Whitford and Mrs. Daniel S. Holland of Wakefield, Mrs. David M. Knight of Washington, Rhode Island and Mrs. Frank Potter of Providence.
The funeral was held in the Wakefield Baptist church on Wednesday at one 'oclock, Rev. W.A. Talty, pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. G.A. Ferguson of the Rocky Brook Advent Christian church. The bearers were John A. Allen, Jason P. Grinnell, Edward D. Gleeson, Benjamin W. Palmer, all members of the Mechanics.
The burial took place in Stony Lane Cemetery, North Kingstown.
Though past four score years of age, Mr. Jocoy was far from a feeble man. He moved about like one much younger in years, and mentally he was not old to those who conversed with him. A few days before his death he was on our streets as usual and it is with difficulty that those who knew him realize that he has passed away from their sight.