Ruth Dorcas Allen
Narragansett Times, Wakefield, RI, 29 May 1903, page 4.
Death of Mrs. John K. Jocoy.
Mrs. Ruth Dorcas Jocoy, wife of John K.
Jocoy, died at her home in Wakefield last Saturday morning after a lingering
illness, in the sixty-second year of her age. She had been in failing health for
two years and for nine weeks her condition had been serious. Her death resulted
from a tumor on her face.
The funeral took place on Monday at the old Baptist meeting house at Stony Lane, North Kingstown. Elder E. R. Wood officiated and the bearers were James E. Anthony, B. W. Palmer, John U. Whitford and Nathaniel Buffington. The burial was at the Baptist cemetery in North Kingstown. There was an unusual display of floral tributes there being about forty pieces, enough to fill a large wagon.
Mrs. Jocoy was the daughter of Stephen H. and Elizabeth Allen of North Kingstown. She was married in 1859. The deceased was one of seventeen children. Those living are three sisters, Mrs. Richard M. Johnson, Mrs. Henry R. Jones and Mrs. Joseph S. Arnold of North Kingstown, and two brothers, George Allen of North Kingstown, and William S. Allen of Davisville. She was the granddaughter of Waterman Allen, who owned the town asylum property and the Quonset Camp ground in North Kingstown.
The deceased besides her husband leaves two sons, John A. Jocoy and Isaac H. Jocoy of Wakefield, and four daughters, Mrs. David M. Knight of Washington, Rhode Island, Mrs. Frank K. Potter of Providence, Mrs. George C. Whitford and Miss Lola N. Jocoy of Wakefield.
Mrs. Jocoy was a woman highly esteemed by all who knew her. She was retiring in her ways and much attached to her home and family, but ever ready to help those who needed her assistance. Her painful illness she bore with patience and much fortitude. Mrs. Jocoy was a member of the Second Advent church of Lafayette, and she was a devoted christian and a loving wife