Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon was born in Savannah, Georgia back in 1860 to William and Elanor.  When she was six months old her father joined the Confederate States Army in the American Civil War.  When she was four the family moved to thunderbolt, Georgia.  In 1865, the family moved again to Chicago. 

As a young child she was accident-prone suffering numerous injuries and illnesses.   She suffered from frequents earaches and recurring bouts of malaria.  She spent her time pursuing art and poetry, she also performed plays and started a newspaper called The Malbone Bouquet.  At the tender age of 12 she started a boarding school.  She met William in 1880, they married in 1886.  William was unable to father children which caused a strain on the marriage.  In 1901, the couple while still married lived separate lives and in different homes.  William died in 1905 leaving her almost nothing, but finally she received a sum of money, the home in Savannah with its surround land, stock and securities.  Juliette died in 1927 she was 66.

What you may not know about Juliette Gordon Low is that she was the founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA in 1911.

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello James - while I didn't attend, there was an elementary school in my district where I grew up named after her so I knew a part of this story.  

Sep 13, 2021 02:35 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Sep 13, 2021 03:12 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Until today I had no clue as usual. Must say it is a great organization. Enjoy your day 

Sep 13, 2021 03:33 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - now I remember the name but didn't know her history.

Sep 13, 2021 03:44 AM
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Hi James,

As soon as I saw her name I knew where the story was going.  I certainly enjoyed being a Brownie and a Girl Scout.

Sep 13, 2021 04:05 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi James... having been a Girl Scout for many years, I know all about Juliette Gordon Low. My time as a Brownie and then a Girl Scout were very formative years for me. To this day, I have my Girl Scout uniforrm blouse and badge sash and beret from the 1950's.

Sep 13, 2021 05:05 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I don't know much about the girl scouts but at least now I know who founded them, haha.

Sep 13, 2021 05:49 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Nope! I did not know this one James Dray . I was surprised that they seperated over not being able to have children.

Sep 13, 2021 05:53 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

James, should have known that name, as I was a girl scout growing up.  Great story!

Sep 13, 2021 06:26 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I didn't see that one coming. She may not have had her own children, but made millions of children very happy.

Sep 13, 2021 08:39 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi James- I recognized her name because like Nina Hollander, Broker I was a Brownie and then Girl Scout. I can still sing the Brownie Smile Song!!!

Sep 13, 2021 09:43 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Wayne:

This was all news to me. She certainly accomplished a few things in her lifetime.


Sep 13, 2021 01:03 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Absolutely you are 100 % correct I had no idea, but what else is new??? most of my comments have one thing in common how little I know, Endre

Sep 13, 2021 10:08 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I remember her story well, being a Girl Scout myself, James. She couldn't have her own children so, she adopted troops and troops of little girls and helped shape their lives forever!

Sep 14, 2021 02:21 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

It is startling that someone who had such a difficult life and minimal resources was able to found a national organization which has benefited so many.

Nov 26, 2021 09:59 AM