Ellen Axson Wilson

Ellen Axson Wilson

First Lady of the United States
Born May 15, 1860

Ellen Axson Wilson, first wife of Woodrow Wilson, was First Lady of the United States from 1913 until her death.

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1860 Birth Born on May 15, 1860.


1883 23 Years Old Thomas Woodrow Wilson first saw her when he was about three and she was only a baby. In April 1883, Woodrow visited his cousin Jesse Woodrow Wilson in Rome, Georgia and met Ellen again—she was now keeping house for her widowed father. … Read More
1885 25 Years Old Wilson, aged 28, married Ellen, aged 25, on June 24, 1885, at the home of the bride's paternal grandfather in Savannah, Georgia. … Read More
1886 26 Years Old Humorously insisting that her own children must not be born Yankees, she went to relatives in Georgia for the birth of Margaret in 1886 and Jessie in 1887.
1889 29 Years Old Eleanor, however, was born in Connecticut in 1889, while Wilson was teaching at Wesleyan University. … Read More


1914 54 Years Old Her health failing slowly from Bright's disease, she died in the White House on August 6, 1914. … Read More
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