Julia Fillmore Harris President's sister

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Julia Fillmore Harris
President's sister - s tvnr- A PRESIDENTS SISTER Death of Julia...
s tvnr- A PRESIDENTS SISTER Death of Julia Fillmore Harris On Tina teuly of tb Whit Bouse. San Francisco CktvnieUi The funeral ot Sir. Julia Fillmore Harris, a aister of Millard FiUmore, President of tbe United States from J uly lb, 1SS0, to March , 1853, took place yes-' terdsy afternoon front the residence of bat son, Ariel C. Harris. No, 2SX Folsom srreeC Bb waa ths last of s family of sight brothers and sisters. The dseeased was s woman of unusual intelligence snd of great force of. character. Born Aug. 99, 1813, in the than village of Semproniua, Cayuga-County, X. I., shs spent her early childhood In the then almost wilderness on a little farm. When still s young girl her fstner removed - bis family to Erie County, Kew York, which at th time waa considered the Western frontier. Julia Fillmore began sduesusg herself wksn tut s mere child, mud in" 1840, when shs znarriad Ariel C Harris, shs was noted for bar brightness, courtesy, snd intelligence. Her hro ther had long beea in psblio life, snd 0 Us Sister Julia, who wstched his career with' mora than sutorly solicituds, bs wrots Sons tea tly, both asking bar advice ss to many eontemplated sets of moment to tbe people sad giving her sounssl ss to hsr own hopes and aapirationa. Following her marriage with And C Her- : ria the husband aad wife removed to Adrian, ' MiolL, where Mr. Harria odmmenoed the prao- . tios of the law. In 1848, whsn her brothel was sleeted to the Tice Presidency, among hia first official acta waa to provide foe hia sister's : husband, whom he gave . - " ' ax xarposTAXT PosTomcs . ... i appointment in Michigan when, two years later, Preaident Taylor died sad Tios Preei- i dent Fillmora tnAV tha Tr i.n.'. ..k... Sf m I Harris weat at oho to Washington and became an Inmate of tbe While Hon, aeisring her brother'a wife ia entertaining the disUe- f fuuhsd visitors st ths President's official; om. In 1851 Mrs. Fillmore died, and ihen ' Mrs. Julia Fillmore Harria bsaama aha ladv at the White House, being eeeiatad in her duties; aa aueh by her sis tar Abigail Fillmora. Rbas remained with her brother until tb expira -tion of hi term, and then . shs snd her ho band went to live in Toledo, Ohio. Ia 1867 . aer nuaoana oisa. leaving sae wiaow ana twf ehildrenva aon and daughter. Mrs. Harrl . continued to reaid in Toledo until whet shs cams to California with her son, hot daughter, who had married, remaining at to old. home. Bo pleased waa Mrs. Harria win California that aba made it her home, remalv ing ia Baa Francisco uninterruptedly unit her death, r ' j" Mrs. Hsrris wss s firm believsr ia woma ' suffrage, aad while ia Washington, aad sftav wmi. .m ww un au kuii wui ftci was her pea ia that cause. She wss sa intima friend of both Elizabeth Csdy Stanton ad Susan B. Anthony, aasisling tnem ia thtr work aad keeping ap eoutaatcorreepoadene ' with bsth ladiea for many years. .. ft Although 79 yeara of age, Mra. Hsrris, upo -ton weeks ago, retained her mental powr ' unimpaired. Atthstims mentioned aha HI -' heavily outaide of her residence snd was er-ried to her bed unrouscioita. Rha was ce-flned to her bed iroa that time until t ' death, oa Friday last, sad never, fully h-gained her mental activity. ' , , .. j n sxa njxiaioua raws xss. sum ( while raised s strict Freebyteriaa, was vry 1 liberal, and during hr later yaars ah Joisd . tha Cnitariaa Church, . of which aha wa a member when aha died.' - j . Bh leavee one aon, Ariel CL Harris,' sa a " daughter, Mrs, . C. Foiiis. ef Toledo, Ob. Amosg ths many valuabls and intereeng ' souvenirs of hsr brief resign as mtatrswof . ths vThits Hons Mrs. Hsrris hsd sutogtph . notes snd letters written by Webster, Claynd others to either herself or her brother, ad ' in addition abe had -many manuscript of great vain ouueoiea as toe name wu, ! The funeral aervioes yesterday were tef,-' : but very impressing. The casket lay irthe , back parlor, covered with floral tributes om -' loving friends,' while the rooms them ves wer filled with beautiful blossoms. E Dr. . Stibbin eonducted th services, after ties ' the body was boras to ths LaureSilU . Cemetery, where the interment took pla

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 06 Sep 1891, Sun,
  3. Page 28

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