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.