December 5, 1847, Colebrook, Connecticut.

January 21, 1924.

Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, Connecticut.

Joel was the, son of Alfred Easton Ives and husband of Emma Sarah Butler He graduated from Yale University, and after becoming a Congregational minister, he pastored in Stratford and East Hampton, Connecticut. He was also was secretary of the Connecticut state association of Congregational churches. In July 1892, he was hanged in effigy in Stratford by people opposed to his support of the blue laws that mandated Sunday business closures. His works include:

  1. Hear Ye the Lord’s Command!
  2. Ho! Army of Endeavors