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Julia S. Quinby, Class of 1863

The Messenger, November 1893, Westbrook Seminary

The Messenger, November 1893, Westbrook Seminary

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Abplanalp Library, UNE

In 1871 at the age of 27, Julia Quinby married Portland physician Dr. John F. Boothby, and moved to Massachusetts.

In 1893 her husband died in Malden. The Boothbys had no children. She died at the age of 82 in 1926.

"The Messenger" reported in 1892, "We note the death of Dr. John Boothby of Newton, Massachusetts, husband of Julia S. Quinby, class of '63, the first class 'under the amendment to the charter giving power to confer degrees.'

"Those who attended the school the three following years will recall her as 'Miss Quinby' as she returned to the school as teacher after her graduation."


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