Biographical Sketch of Julia Annette Prescott Skillman

Biographical Database of NAWSA Suffragists, 1890-1920

Biography of Julia Annette Prescott Skillman, 1860-1923

By Natalie Zacharewski, Structured Educational Experiences Coordinator, Ford Edmonton Park, Alberta, Canada


Julia Annette Prescott, daughter of William Corydon Prescott and Lucina Jane Corbin, was born on August 24, 1860 in Buffalo, Erie, New York. William Corydon Prescott was a rancher who was active in Republican politics, which may have influenced Julia's involvement in the suffrage movement. Julia married Charles Nelson Skillman on 7 November 1877 in Rochester, Montana. They had three children: Silas Leroy, known as Roy; Guy Franklin; and Florence Katherine. Charles N. Skillman was active in the Livingston, Montana community as a rancher, merchant, real estate operator, and public official. Julia Skillman often hosted social functions on her husband's behalf. She also joined the state suffrage movement and was credited with being "especially active" in the 1913-1914 push for statewide suffrage. She died on January 22, 1923, at 62 in Big Timber, Montana. She was buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Big Timber.


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Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, Anthony, Susan Brownell, and Gage, Matilda Joslyn. History of Woman Suffrage (1922), Vol. 6, p. 365. LINK

Stout, Tom ed. Montana, Its Story and Biography: A History of Aboriginal and Territorial Montana and Three Decades of Statehood. Chicago: American History Society, 1921. Pp. 264-65.

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