Arthur, Ellen Lewis
Born: Aug 30, 1837 AD
Died: 1880 AD, at 42 years of age.
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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