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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 repairing and making equipment for emigrants crossing the plains. As a child, the family moved to Bear Lake and then Ashley Valley in Utah. 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 every day and recorded it in her daily journal. Julia Ellen Davis Dillman died on October 28, 1904, in Vernal, Utah.

Find A Grave Memorial, via WWW, May 18, 2017 (Julia Ellen Davis Dillman, Salt Lake City; Nathan Cutler Davis; Isabella Wells Davis; Feb. 7, 1862; Death; Oct. 28, 1904; Vernal, Utah).

Family Search, via WWW, May 18, 2017 (father; mechanic reparing/making equipment emigrants; moved to Bear Lake; Ashley Valley; marriage May 21, 1882; Simon Peter Dillman; four children; Harold Elmer; Frances Fern; Ray Eugene; Isabel Hope; six years secretary; Stake Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association; charter member; Thalia Club; kind act; daily jounal; death; October 28, 1904; Vernal, UT).

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Julia Ellen Davis Dillman diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8977
Scope and Contents

Diary of Julia Ellen Davis Dillman, beginning with a brief autobiographical sketch and followed by infrequent entries about her life in St. Charles, Utah (near Bear Lake) and later Ashley Valley (near Vernal, Utah). Also mentions her marriage to Peter Dillman in 1882, some poetry, and a closing entry about her funeral and farewell entries from the associations she belonged to. Dated 1878 to 1900.

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

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American poetry -- 19th century 1
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 1
Ashley Valley (Utah) -- History 1
Diaries 1
Literature 1