1849–1919

Introduction

Born: Jan­u­ary 21, 1849, Sa­line­ville, Ohio.

Died: March 6, 1919, Pe­or­ia, Il­li­nois.

Buried: Spring­dale Ce­me­te­ry and Mau­so­leum, Pe­or­ia, Il­li­nois.

Biography

Julia was the daugh­ter of Ro­bert John­ston and Jane G. Wa­ters. She was said to be a di­rect des­cend­ant of Ol­iv­er Crom­well and Will­iam the Con­quer­or.

From age six, she lived in Pe­or­ia, where her fa­ther was pas­tor of the First Pres­by­ter­ian Church. She di­rect­ed the Sun­day school there for ov­er 40 years.

She served as pre­si­dent of the Pres­by­ter­i­an Mis­sion­a­ry So­ci­e­ty of Pe­or­ia for two de­cades, and wrote over 500 hymns.

Publications

Sources

Lyrics

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