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Davis, Julia Johnson (1889-1961) | Sargeant Memorial Collection

Name: Davis, Julia Johnson (1889-1961)

Historical Note: Julia Johnson Davis was born on May 14, 1889 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was a prolific writer, focusing primarily on children's stories, ballad poetry, and essays. Davis attended Leache-Wood Seminary and Longwood College. She married Mirabeau Lamar Thomas Davis on July 6, 1918. Davis published two books: The Garnet Bug and Gribbles: The Story of a Beloved Penny Shop. Additionally, her poetry was featured in a variety of literary publications including The Christian Science Monitor, The Commonwealth, Nation, and Century. Davis was one of the founders of The Lyric and served as treasurer. She was also a member of the Poets Club of Norfolk, Poetry Society of America, Norfolk Society of Arts, and Irene Leache Memorial. Davis was also vice director for the Norfolk Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. She was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Davis died on December 26, 1961 in Norfolk, Virginia and was buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.

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