Ellen Louise Axson Wilson

Ellen Louise Axson Wilson (HMQD3)

Location: Rome, GA 30161 Floyd County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 15.076', W 85° 10.724'

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Wife of the 28th President of the United States

Born in Savannah, Georgia, May 15, 1860
Moved to Rome, Georgia, March 1866
Graduated from Rome Female College, 1876
Attended New York Art Students League, 1884-1885

Her father, The Rev. Mr. Samuel Edward Axson was pastor of Rome's First Presbyterian Church, 1866-1883, where Woodrow Wilson first saw her, April 8, 1883. They were married in Savannah, June 24th, 1885. The Wilsons were parents of three daughters.

A gifted painter she contributed to humanitarian causes, including The Berry Schools. As America's First Lady, she championed improved working conditions for women and better housing for Washington's poor. Eleanor Roosevelt considered Mrs. Wilson a mentor on social issues. Mrs. Wilson died on August 6, 1914 in The White House.

First Lady, Princeton University, 1902 - 1910
First Lady, The State of New Jersey, 1911 - 1913
First Lady of the United States
March 4, 1913 - August 6, 1914
HM NumberHMQD3
Year Placed1998
Placed ByRome Area Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 8:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 667703 N 3791516
Decimal Degrees34.25126667, -85.17873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 15.076', W 85° 10.724'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 15' 4.56" N, 85° 10' 43.44" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 Myrtle St, Rome GA 30161, US
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