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Encyclopedia > Ellen Louise Wilson
Ellen Louise Wilson
Born May 15, 1860
Savannah, Georgia
Died August 6, 1914
White House, Washington, D.C.
Occupation First Lady of the United States
Spouse Woodrow Wilson

Ellen Louise Axson Wilson (May 15, 1860August 6, 1914),[1] first wife of Woodrow Wilson, was First Lady of the United States from 1913 until her death. Ellen Louise Wilson, slightly cropped & resized, from loc. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Coordinates: County Chatham Mayor Otis S. Johnson Area    - City 202. ... August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... North façade of the White House, seen from Pennsylvania Avenue. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Federal District District of Columbia Mayor Anthony A. Williams (D) City Council Chairperson: Linda W. Cropp (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack Evans... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States. ... Martha Washington, Original First Lady of the United States. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


Ellen Louise Axson was born in Savannah, Georgia[1] in 1860. She grew up in Rome, Georgia, where her father, the Reverend S.E. Axson, was a Presbyterian minister. Thomas Woodrow Wilson first saw her when he was about six and she only a baby. In 1883, as a young lawyer from Atlanta, "Tommy" visited Rome and met "Miss Ellie Lou" again -- now keeping house for a bereaved father. He thought, "what splendid laughing eyes!" Despite their instant attraction they did not marry until 1885, because she was unwilling to leave her heartbroken father. Coordinates: County Chatham Mayor Otis S. Johnson Area    - City 202. ... Rome is the largest city in and the county seat of Floyd County, Georgia, United States. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


That same year Bryn Mawr College offered Dr. Wilson a teaching position at an annual salary of $1,500. He and his bride lived near the campus, keeping her little brother with them. Humorously insisting that her own children must not be born Yankees, she went to relatives in Georgia for the birth of Margaret in 1886-(1944) and Jessie in 1887-(1933). But Eleanor was born in Connecticut in 1889-(1967), while Wilson was teaching at Wesleyan University. Bryn Mawr is also the name of an official neighborhood of the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... The term Yankee refers to citizens of the United States, particularly Northerners, especially those Americans from New England whose ancestors arrived from Great Britain before 1700. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a private, liberal arts university in Middletown, Connecticut. ...


His distinguished career at Princeton University began in 1890, bringing his wife new social responsibilities. From such demands she took refuge, as always, in art. She had studied briefly in New York, and the quality of her paintings compares favorably with professional art of the period. She had a studio with a skylight installed at the White House in 1913, and found time for painting despite the weddings of two daughters within six months and the duties of hostess for the nation. The Wilsons had preferred to begin the administration without an inaugural ball, and the First Lady's entertainments were simple; but her unaffected cordiality made her parties successful. In their first year she convinced her scrupulous husband that it would be perfectly proper to invite influential legislators to a private dinner, and when such an evening led to agreement on a tariff bill, he told a friend, "You see what a wise wife I have!" Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey in the United States of America. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Official language(s) None Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... North façade of the White House, seen from Pennsylvania Avenue. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


Descendant of slave owners, Ellen Wilson lent her prestige to the cause of improving housing in the capital's Negro slums. Visiting dilapidated alleys, she brought them to the attention of debutantes and Congressmen. Her death spurred passage of a remedial bill she had worked for. Her health failing slowly from Bright's disease, she died in the White House on August 6, 1914.[1] On the day before her death, she made her physician promise to tell Wilson "later" that she hoped he would marry again; she murmured at the end, "...take good care of my husband." Struggling grimly to control his grief, Wilson took her to Rome for burial among her kin. The President would later marry Edith Bolling Galt in 1915. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Brights disease is a historical classification of kidney diseases that would be described in modern medicine as acute or chronic nephritis. ... August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... White House portrait Edith Bolling Galt Wilson (October 15, 1872–December 28, 1961), second wife of Woodrow Wilson, was First Lady of the United States from 1915 to 1921. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

Preceded by
Helen Herron Taft
First Lady of the United States
1913–1914
Succeeded by
Edith Bolling Wilson

References

  • Original text based on White House biography
  1. ^ a b c First Lady Biography: Ellen Wilson. National First Ladies' Library. Retrieved on 2006-10-06.

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