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ADDINGTON, Julia C. 1829-1875

ADDINGTON, POTTER

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 5/5/2012 at 22:09:42

#1: DEATH NOTICE:

Miss Julia C. Addington died at her home in Mitchell County on September 21, 1875. She was the first lady Superintendent of schools ever elected in Iowa, and it is said to have been the first instance in American history in which a woman was elected to any office at a popular election.

Julia was born June 13, 1829 in New York, the daughter of William. H. Addington Sr. and Alvira (Potter) Addington.

[ RE: Ackley Enterprise - Friday, November 05, 1875, Ackley, Iowa ]
(Credit: DM Scott)

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#2:

Iowa Grave Records:

Name: Julia C. Addington
Death Date: 21 Sep 1875
Page #: 1
Birth Date: 13 Jun 1829
Cemetery: Prot.
Town: Stacyville
Level Info: Mitchell County, Iowa Grave Records

[ From Ancestry.com ]
(Credit: DM Scott)

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#3:

1850 US Census -- Dover, Racine, Wisconsin:

Wm. H. Addington 42 born abt. 1808 New York
Alvira, 41, born abt 1809, Pennsylvania

Julia, 21, born abt 1829, New York
Alvira, 19, born abt 1831, New York
Wm. H., 16, born abt 1834, Pennsylvania
Sarah, 11, born abt 1841, Wisconsin
Ann, 9, born abt 1841, Wisconsin
Cynthia, 5, born abt 1845, Wisconsin
Frank, 3, born abt 1847, Wisconsin

(Credit: DM Scott)

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#4:

Link to "The Election of Julia Addington -- An Accidental Milestone in Iowa Politics."
http://www.stacyville.com/pdfs/Addington.pdf

A quote from that source indicates her parents' names:

"Six years earlier, Addington had moved from Wisconsin with her parents and siblings to Stacyville in northern Mitchell County, where they farmed. Her father, William H., Sr., was also an “agent” for the Mc-Cormick and J. I. Case farm machinery companies. He and his wife, Alvira, divorced around 1867. He moved to Missouri, and she remained in Stacyville with Julia and her other adult children."

(S. Bell)

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Photo of Julia Addington, from STANDARD HISTORICAL ATLAS OF MITCHELL COUNTY, IOWA, 1911.
( credit: S. Bell)


 

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