Person:Julia Wardwell (4)

Julia E. Wardwell
m. 1 SEP 1864
  1. Warren Wardwell1865 -
  2. Evelyn Wardwell1867 -
  3. Julia E. Wardwell1868 - 1967
  4. Virgil Paris Wardwell, II1871 -
  5. Alice Longfellow Wardwell1877 - 1949
m. 24 OCT 1895
Facts and Events
Name Julia E. Wardwell
Gender Female
Birth[1] 29 NOV 1868 Bucksport, Hancock, ME
Marriage 24 OCT 1895 Monmouth, Kennebec, MEto Benjamin Ellis
Death[2] 31 JUL 1967 Winthrop, Kennebec, ME
Burial[3] 2 AUG 1967 Ridge Cemetery, Monmouth, ME

A Julia E. Ellis is listed in 1920 census as a Matron in Girl's Boarding School in Cambridge, MA. However, husband is listed as Charles P., perhaps an error.

"Mrs. Julia Ellis, who has spent the winter in Portland and her sister, Miss Alice Wardwell, who has been in Los Angeles, Calif. for the past two years, have come to the home in town for the summer." -Daily Kennebec Journal 13 May 1943

"Monmouth - Mrs. Julia Wardwell Ellis, Monmouth's oldest living resident, is celebrating her 97th birthday today at Knowles Nursing Home, Winthrop, where she is a patient. Mrs. Ellis is the holder of the Boston Post gold-headed cane and is the oldest living member of the East Monmouth Methodist Church. Her father was a Methodist pastor in Camden for many years. Prior to being confined to a nursing home, Mrs. Ellis made her home for several years with the Rev. Joseph E. LeMaster in the same house where she started housekeeping when she and the late Benjamin Ellis were first married. Friends are invited to call on Mrs. Ellis at 2 p.m. when her birthday cake will be served. Any unable to visit at that time may call later in the afternoon." -Daily Kennebec Journal 28 November 1965

"Julia Ellis, Monmouth, Dies at 98 Mrs. Julia Ellis, 98, this town's oldest resident, died Monday at a Winthrop nursing home after a long illness. She was born November 29, 1868, in Bucksport, the daughter of Rev. Virgil and Lucy Warren Wardwell. For many years, she served as matron at the dispensary of the Skowhegan Reformatory School for Women. She had also been a matron at Pineland State Hospital and Training School. She was the oldest member of East Monmouth Methodist Church and was a life member of Mary Dillingham Chapter, D.A.R., of Auburn, and had received her 50-year certificate from the national D.A.R. Prior to entering the nursing home, she had lived for several years with the Rev. Joseph LeMaster, a grandnephew. Survivors include three cousins and her grandnephew. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at a Monmouth funeral home. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Monmouth." -Daily Kennebec Journal 01 August 1967

  1. Gravestone.
  2. Index to Maine Deaths, Online, 1960-1996, Maine State Archives.
  3. Daily Kennebec Journal 01 August 1967.