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Dillman, Julia Ellen Davis, 1862-1904



  • Existence: 1862-1904

Biographical History

Julia Ellen Davis Dillman (1862-1904) was a Latter-Day Saint woman in Utah.

Julia Ellen Davis Dillman was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Nathan Cutler Davis and Isabella Wells Davis on February 7, 1862. Julia's father worked as a mechanic reparing and making equipment for emigrants crossing the plains. As a child, the family moved to Bear Lake and then Ashley Valley. On May 21, 1882 Julia Ellen married Simon Peter Dillman. The couple had four children; Harold Elmer, Frances Fern, Ray Eugene, and Isabel Hope. Dillman served for six years as secretary in the Stake Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association and was a charter member of the Thalia Club. Julia Ellen resolved to do something kind for others everyday and recorded it in her daily journal. Julia Ellen Davis Dillman died on October 28, 1904 in Vernal, Utah.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Julia Ellen Davis Dillman diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8977
Scope and Contents Diary of Dillman, including a brief autobiographical sketch, and infrequent entries about her life in St. Charles, Utah (near Bear Lake) and later Ashley Valley (near Vernal, Utah). Also includes mention of her marriage to Peter Dillman in 1882, and some poetry. Dated 1878-1900. Collection includes typescript of diary by RaNae Ashton.
Dates: 1878-1900

Julia Dillman poems

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2267
Scope and Contents Handwritten poems. The items are on numerous themes including the death of family members and loved ones, birthdays, current events, and spirituality. Many of the items refer to events in the Price, Utah area.
Dates: 1886-1899