Born: Sep­tem­ber 25, 1827, Man­hat­tan, New York.

Died: Ap­ril 7, 1882, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts, of Bright’s dis­ease (ne­phri­tis).

Buried: For­est Hills Ce­me­tery and Cre­ma­to­ry, Ja­mai­ca Plain, Mas­sa­chu­setts.


Julius was the son of Na­than­iel Wa­ter­bu­ry and Lou­isa Moore, and hus­band of Jane Re­becca Bran­ford (mar­ried 1856, Au­ro­ra, Il­li­nois).

He at­tend­ed the Thet­ford (Ver­mont) Aca­de­my, then Dart­mouth Col­lege, Han­ov­er, New Hamp­shire. Af­ter gra­du­at­ing from Dart­mouth in 1850, he was prin­ci­pal of a pri­vate school in Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia, for a year.

He at­tend­ed the Ge­ne­ral Theo­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry of the Pro­test­ant Epis­co­pal Church, New York (1851–54). He was or­dained a dea­con in 1853, and pres­by­ter in 1855.

He served as rec­tor in:

He was chap­lain at the Mas­sa­chu­setts State Pri­son (1878–81), and rec­tor at St. Mat­thew’s Church, Wor­ces­ter, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1881 un­til his death).





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