Julia Grant & Lucy Hayes-White House Hostesses-Salt Lake Tribune-p.35-24 March 1935
ex< v White House Hostesses •19—Julia .Dent Grant (1826-1902. ' Royal guests from Eui'ope's proudest courts and lowly widows of Union soldiers shared in the bounteous hospitality "Julia Grant'dispensed in her eight years in the White House. This daughter of Judge Frederick Dent of St. Louis married Ulysses Grant when he was a young officer in 1848. After many years of hardship; struggle and lack of financial progress on the part of her husband she saw his chance come and watched him rise to the command of the Union forces and to the highest o'ffice in the nt-.tion. Her daughter, Nellie's marriage to Algernon Sartoris of London was one of the mansion's famous weddings. Julia Dent Grant Lucy Webb Hayes 20—Lucy Webb Hayes (1831-1889.) With Lucy Hayes, the "new woman" came to the White House. Born in Chillicothe. Ohio, the daughter of Dr. James Webb, she was a graduated from Wesleyan Female college at Cincinnati. She was married to Rutherford B. Hayes in 1852. During her husband's term as governor of Ohio she worked to enlarge the charities of the state, and was aciive in church projects. During the Civil war her efforts turned toward the work for wounded soldiei'f. In the White House her temperance principles led to her refusal to serve wine at the table. Daspiie her wide range of interests, her eight children had first claim upon her lime, and the executive mansion was the scene of a happy domestic liia in the years that she presided over it. KATHERINE JANE STUMM, Salt Lake- City.