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


1920 28 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 was employed as an associate editor of the monthly journal Cooperative Commonwealth. … Read More
…  The two married in 1921 after a courtship of less than a year, and moved to Paris within months of being married. … Read More


1922 30 Years Old …  Hadley went alone to Geneva in December 1922 to meet Hemingway who was covering a Peace Conference. … Read More
1923 31 Years Old Their son John Hadley Nicanor Hemingway was born on October 10, 1923, in Toronto. … Read More
1925 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1925, Hadley learned of Hemingway's affair with Pauline Pfeiffer; she divorced him in 1927.
1926 34 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 35 Years Old 1 More Event
The couple divorced in January 1927, and Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer in May the same year. … Read More


1933 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1933 Hadley married a second time, to journalist Paul Mowrer, whom she met in Paris.


1957 65 Years Old She continued to receive royalties from The Sun Also Rises, which included the royalties for the 1957 film.
1964 72 Years Old Hemingway's memoir A Moveable Feast, not published until 1964, three years after Hemingway's death, captures the years Hadley and Hemingway lived in Paris during the early to mid-1920s. … Read More
1979 87 Years Old Hadley died on January 22, 1979, in Lakeland, Florida, at the age of 87. … Read More
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