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Julia Gardiner Tyler

Born: 1820 AD
Died: 1889 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: First Ladies, Political Leader

1820 – Julia Gardiner Tyler, born on the 4th of May in East Hampton (town), New York. She was second wife of John Tyler, was First Lady of the United States.

1835 – She was trained from earliest childhood for a life in society; she made her debut at 15.

1842 – Her family went to Washington, D.C. for the winter social season, and she became the undisputed darling of the capital.

1843 – Her father lost his life in the explosion of a huge naval gun. Tyler comforted in her grief and won her consent to a secret engagement, proposing at the George Washington’s Ball.

1844 – The first President to marry in office took his vows at the Church of the Ascension in New York on the 26th of June in a ceremony presided over by the Right Reverend Benjamin Treadwell Onderdonk, Episcopal Bishop of New York.

1889 – Died there on the 10th of July, several weeks before her 69th birthday. She was buried there at her husband’s side in Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery.