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Julia Greeley
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jun. 7, 1918

Folk Figure. Julia Greeley was an ex-slave with a patch over one eye. Julia was born in Hannibal, Missouri, but the exact date of her birth is unknown. Also, her surname is also unknown. She adopted the surname of Greeley, the reasons are unknown. Some say she took the surname from Horace Greeley, when she was a maid to his second wife. Julia, came to Colorado in the late 1800's. She arrived by train, with Mrs. Gilpin and her four children. Julia was the nurse and servant in the employ of Governor William Gilpin. She served in this position until it was ended by death. Julia was remembered in Mrs. Gilpin's will, and received a gift money, that could have resulted in Julia having a comforable life. However, with Julia the poor and needy came first, and she gave the money away, this included her own grave plot. Julia, was baptized a Roman Catholic in 1880, and belonged to the third order of Saint Francis, taking the name of Elizabeth. She was a daily communicant and fasted daily. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Parish, in Denver, Colorado. Julia died on Friday, June 7, 1918, on her way to Sacred Heart church, her age was estimated to be between 75 and 85 years. After her death in 1918, a miracle was attributed to Julia, in the total recovery of a cancer patient as reported by Doctor Martin Currigan. The family of the patient prayed to Julia, for her intercession. This reported intercession, coupled with Julia's life of holiness, led to efforts to have her canonized, in the 1970's. Julia has yet to be beatified. It is also said that when her body was moved to Mount Olivet cemetery, it was found to be incurrupt. (bio by: DeborahDennis) 
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Wheat Ridge
Jefferson County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Section 8, Block 7
GPS (lat/lon): 39.78266, -105.14312
 
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Record added: Sep 23, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 12678
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