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  1. Ellen Louise Axson Wilson ( née Axson; May 15, 1860 – August 6, 1914) was the first wife of President Woodrow Wilson and the mother of their three daughters. Like her husband, she was a Southerner, as well as the daughter of a clergyman. She was born in Savannah, Georgia, but raised in Rome, Georgia. Having an artistic bent, she studied at ...

  2. Ellen Louis Axson Willson ( Savannah, Georgia, 15 de mayo de 1860 — Washington D. C., 6 de agosto de 1914) fue la primera esposa de Woodrow Wilson y la madre de sus tres hijas. Como su esposo (que nació en Virginia ), era sureña. Nació en Savannah, Georgia y se crio en Rome, Georgia.

  3. Ellen Axson Wilson was the first wife of President Woodrow Wilson and First Lady of the United States from 1913 until her death in 1914. “I am naturally the most unambitious of women and life in ...

    • Early Life
    • Education
    • Woodrow Wilson
    • Wife, Mother, Hostess
    • First Lady
    • Death

    Born on May 15, 1860, at the manse of the Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, the home of her paternal grandparents, Ellen Louise Axson was the eldest of four children born to the Reverend Samuel Edward Axson and Margaret Jane Hoyt. Her father and both of her grandfathers were Presbyterian ministers. Her paternal grandfather, the Reverend ...

    Ellen Axson enrolled at Rome Female College in 1871. She excelled as a student, especially in art, and later studied foreign languages and art as a postgraduate student. She drew crayon portraits from photographs, which she sold, and shared her love of literature and poetry with her friends in lengthy correspondence. Her youngest sibling was born i...

    In April 1883 Woodrow Wilson, then a twenty-six-year-old lawyer living in Atlanta, visited his uncle in Rome. He attended Rome’s First Presbyterian Church, where he saw Ellen Axson in the congregation. Her mourning clothes led him to assume that she was a young widow, but he soon learned that she was the pastor’s eldest daughter and that the little...

    The Wilsons’ first home together was in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, where he served on Bryn Mawr College’s inaugural faculty. In 1888 they moved to Middletown, Connecticut, where he became a faculty member at Wesleyan University. In 1890 he was named professor of jurisprudence at his alma mater, Princeton University, and the ...

    Woodrow Wilson won the 1912 presidential election, and in March 1913 the family moved into the White House in Washington, D.C. As First Lady, Wilson became concerned by the abysmal conditions of the alleys and back streets of Washington, and she campaigned for the passage of a bill to clean up the streets. The effort is credited as an early attempt...

    By 1914 Wilson was gravely ill. After several months of decline due to Bright’s disease, she died in the White House on August 6, 1914. Her dying wish was that the Washington clean-up bill be enacted, and Congress quickly obliged. A special train returned her remains to Rome for the funeral at First Presbyterian Church on August 11. She was buried ...

  4. Ellen Axson Wilson.Fue la primera esposa del vigésimo octavo Presidente de los Estados Unidos de América, Woodrow Wilson, y primera dama desde la ceremonia de investidura de Wilson en 1913 hasta su muerte, un año después.

  5. Ellen Louis Axson Willson (Savannah, Georgia, 15 de mayo de 1860 — Washington D. C., 6 de agosto de 1914) fue la primera esposa de Woodrow Wilson y la madre de sus tres hijas. Como su esposo (que nació en Virginia ), era sureña.

  6. ELLEN LOUISE AXSON WILSON Born: 15 May, 1860 Savannah, Georgia Ellen Louise Axson was named after two aunts and born in the home of her paternal grandparents. Father: Samuel Edward Axson, was born 23 December 1836, in Waltourville, Georgia.