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Hadley Richardson

Hadley Richardson

Woman + Wife To Ernest Hemingway
Born Nov 9, 1891

Elizabeth Hadley Richardson married writer Ernest Hemingway in 1921. She was born the youngest daughter to a St. Louis family. After Hadley fell out of a window as a child, her mother became overprotective and curtailed her activities from then on. As a young adult, Hadley nursed her mother during an illness that led to her death; a few months later she met Ernest Hemingway. They were married after a courtship of less than a year.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Hadley Richardson.


1891 Birth Elizabeth "Hadley" Richardson was born on November 9, 1891, in St. Louis, Missouri, the youngest of four children. … Read More


1903 12 Years Old Hadley's father was less protective, but in 1903 he committed suicide in response to financial difficulties. … Read More


1920 29 Years Old Shortly after her mother's death, in December 1920, Hadley visited her old roommate Katie Smith (who would later marry John Dos Passos) in Chicago and through her met Hemingway, who was living with Smith's brother and employed as an associate editor of the monthly journal Cooperative Commonwealth. … Read More


1921 30 Years Old 1 More Event
During the winter of 1921 Hadley took up her music again and indulged in outdoor activities. … Read More
1922 31 Years Old …  Hadley travelled alone to Geneva in December 1922 to meet Hemingway who was covering a Peace Conference. … Read More
1923 32 Years Old Their son John Hadley Nicanor Hemingway was born on October 10, 1923. … Read More
1925 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1925 Hadley learned Hemingway was involved with another woman, Pauline Pfeiffer, and she divorced him the following year.
1926 35 Years Old In the spring of 1926, Hadley became aware of the affair although she endured Pauline's presence in Pamplona that July. … Read More
1927 36 Years Old 1 More Event
The couple divorced in January 1927 and Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer in May.


1933 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1933 Hadley married a second time, to journalist Paul Mowrer, whom she met in Paris.
1934 43 Years Old After the divorce, Hadley stayed in France until 1934. … Read More


1979 88 Years Old She died on January 22, 1979 in Lakeland, Florida. … Read More
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