Woolf's father was John Woolf, a furrier. She had two sisters and was married to John Isaacson. Woolf's daughter, Maud, was the mother of the musician Vivian Ellis
Life and works
Woolf composed piano pieces and songs for theatrical productions. A review of her opera Carina in the New York Times described it as:
- Carina — Comic opera, music by Julia Woolf, words by EL Blanchard and Cunningham Bridgman, first produced at the Opera Comique, London, Sept. 27, 1888.
- "Cinderella: or, Harlequin and the Fairy Slipper. A Grand Comic Christmas Pantomime, by Edward L. Blanchard (1820-1889)". 1878. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
- "A NEW COMIC OPERA "CARINA" MAKES A HIT IN ITS LONDON PERFORMANCE, BY COMMERCIAL CABLE FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT". The New York Times. September 28, 1888. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
- Hubbard, William Lines. American history and encyclopedia of music, Volume 2 (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Irving Squire, New York. Retrieved 1 October 2010.