Julia Larrabee

Julia Larrabee was born in Clermont, Iowa on January 3, 1867.

Julia was graduated from the University of Iowa.

She was married August 18, 1891, to Don Lathrop Love and moved to Lincoln, Nebraska. She has a dorm named after her at the University of Nebraska.

Don Love was a lawyer, banker and in the insurance business. He was also mayor of Lincoln and passed away in 1943.

The Loves did not have any children of their own, though they did help raise the orphaned Charles Burton Robbins who later married Helen Larrabee.

She passed away on February 9, 1937 and is buried in God's Acre Cemetary in Clermont, Iowa.


From the University of Nebraska web site:
"Don L. Love was a successful Lincoln businessman, banker, and lawyer. Love and his wife Julia Larrabee Love were active in Lincolnís social and business affairs. Love was founder of Lincoln Liberty Life Insurance Co., served as president of Lincoln National Bank, served on the public school board, and twice served as Mayor of Lincoln, from 1909-1911, and from 1929-1931. Although Love graduated from the University of Iowa, he made several generous gifts to the University of Nebraska.

"Love and his wife were childless. When Mrs. Love died, her husband erected two dormitories in her honor, the Love Memorial Cooperative on the agricultural campus, and Love Hall, an addition built as a wing on Raymond Hall. When Mr. Love died in 1940, funds from their estate were used to erect Love Memorial Library, which was completed in 1945."

Julia as Child Don Love & Chancellor Burnett laying foundation Love Co-op Residence Hall Love Library

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