Julia Josephine SPENCER

Julia Josephine SPENCER

Female 1837 - 1909  (72 years)

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  • Name Julia Josephine SPENCER  [2, 3
    • Julia Josephine Spencer Snow was born in New York City to Matthias Spencer, a hatter, and Amelia Brown, a tailoress. She moved with her family to St. Louis, Nauvoo Illinois, then Salt Lake City in 1850. In 1856, at the age of 19, Julia became the fourth wife of Erastus Snow with whom she had six children.

      She went to Southern Utah when her husband was called to found St. George and preside over the Cotton Mission. For a year she lived at Pine Valley then lived for some time in a log cabin on Main Street in St. George. At length she moved to a nicer home in St. George where she lived for the remainder of her life. She had little desire to travel but did occasionally accompany her husband on his many trips.

      She was an excellent seamstress and an engaging hostess who made many friends. She was intelligent and widely read with a good sense of humor.

      These are her six children:

      Edward Hunter Snow, 1865-1932
      William Spencer Snow, 1867-1892
      Amelia S. Snow, 1871-1886
      Joseph Smith Snow, 1873-1937
      Mary Brown Snow, 1875-1893
      Maude Rosamund Snow, 1879-1939

      Posted on Find A Grave originally created by: Utah State Historical Society
      Maintained by Max Turpin [1]
    Born 9 Apr 1837  New York, New York Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Census 1860  Living with husband in Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1870  Living in Saint George, Washington Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1880  Living in Saint George, Washington Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Fact Daughter of Matthias Spencer and Amelia Brown Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Died 31 Oct 1909  Saint George, Washington Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cause: myoccarditis 
    Buried 2 Nov 1909  Saint George City Cemetery, Saint George, Washington Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I97743  Main Tree
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2020 

    Family Erastus Fairbanks SNOW,   b. 9 Nov 1818, St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1888, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1856  [1
    Children 
     1. Edward Hunter SNOW,   b. 23 Jun 1865, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1932  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
     2. William Spencer SNOW,   b. 21 Jul 1867, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1892  (Age 25 years)  [Birth]
     3. Amelia Spencer SNOW,   b. 1871, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1886  (Age 15 years)  [Birth]
     4. Joseph Smith SNOW,   b. 11 Feb 1873, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1937  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
     5. Mary Brown SNOW,   b. 8 Oct 1875, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1893  (Age 17 years)  [Birth]
     6. Maude Rosamund SNOW,   b. 14 Mar 1879, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1939  (Age 60 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F40319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Julia J. Spencer Snow
    Julia J. Spencer Snow
    Julia J. Spencer is the wife of Erastus Snow. She is the daughter of Matthias Spencer and Amelia Brown.

    Photo added by: Sherri

  • Sources 
    1. [S11393] Find A Grave: Bio of Julia J. Spencer Snow .

    2. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    3. [S11394] Death Certificate for Julia Josephine Spencer Snow.

    4. [S11290] 1860 Census Great Salt Lake, Great Salt Lake County, Utah.

    5. [S11294] 1870 Census Saint George, Washington County, Utah Territory.