Julia Restel Winter was born on November 30, 1819 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. After her first marriage failed, Julia worked in a lace factory in Bristol where she was converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She then journeyed alone to America, and in September of 1852, she arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. She soon met Thomas William Winter who was the son of Mary Winter, a Mormon widow in Bath with whom Julia had been friends. Julia and Thomas were married on November 17, 1852. On February 8, 1854 Julia died while giving birth to a baby daughter, Julia Ann Restel Winter Smith.
This two-page typewritten biography of Julia Restel Winter was written by Ruby Kate Smith, a granddaughter of Julia, and is found in the bound book entitled 'Family Biographies' (Box 6, Folder 1).