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Arthur, Ellen Lewis (Herndon)

Born: 1837 AD
Died: 1880 AD, at 42 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Socialite


1837 - Born and raised in central Virginia on the 30th of August.

         - Ellen was introduced to Chester Alan Arthur in New York City en route to visit her mother when she was 19.

1859 - After a brief courtship, they were married on her father's birthdate.

1880 - Returning from the opera, she caught a chill and fell into a coma.

         - Died on the 12th of January.

         - The president's sister Mary McElroy served as hostess and unofficial First Lady while agreeing to look after Chester and Ellen's two surviving children.


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