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 Julia Maria Pease

Julia Maria Pease

Birth
Brazoria County, Texas, USA
Death 19 Jan 1918 (aged 64)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 66738737 · View Source
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Julia never married and was the caretaker of the children of her sister, Carrie Pease Graham, after Carrie died in 1882.
Additional info from Rick Bart 10-15-2011:
Julia Maria Pease; b. Mar 14, 1853 in Brazoria, Texas; d. Jan 19, 1918 in Austin, Texas; bur. Oakwood Cemetery. When her father was elected governor of Texas in 1856, the family moved to Austin, and settled in the newly completed governor's mansion. In 1859, her father bought an estate near Austin with a mansion, Woodlawn, built by Austin architect Abner Hugh Cook. Julia was educated at Hartford Female Seminary in Hartford, CT, entered Vassar College in 1870, and graduated with a BA. Degree in music and the arts, 1875. Julia was in Texas when her father was a customs collector in Galveston, and after her older sister Carrie (Pease) Graham passed away in 1882, Julia and her mother raised Carrie's three children at Woodlawn. Julia became the manager of the estate after Mr. Elisha Pease died, and lived in New York while Carrie's children attended school there. She was one of the first, and an active member of the Texas State Historical Association. She also belonged to the University Ladies Club, and the Boy Scouts, allowing her nephew's scout troop to meet at Woodlawn. Julia also took part in the activities of literary, historical, cultural, and philanthropic organizations, raised funds for the hospital, and the jail, visiting both frequently to see that conditions improved. During the 1890's she corresponded with sculptress Elisabet Ney (1833-1907), and after Miss Ney's death, saw to it that her works and studio were preserved. Elisabet was born in Germany. She was known for her sculptures of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin. Copies of these statues are in the US Capital. The Texas Fine Arts Association was the result of her work, and in Jun 1912, the group held a formal exhibition of Ney's works. When the Pease estate surrounding Woodlawn was subdivided into Enfield, and Westenfield in the early 1900s, Julia Pease was instrumental in the establishment of the Connecticut names, and Pease-Niles names for the streets.
Rick in Taunton, MA


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  • Created by: Nancy Abraham
  • Added: 10 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66738737
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julia Maria Pease (14 Mar 1853–19 Jan 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66738737, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Abraham (contributor 47089899) .