Wives of Presidents: Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt

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Alice Hathaway Lee was born on July 29, 1861 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of George Cabot and Caroline Watts Haskell Lee. She is described as “Considered tall for the era at 5’6”, she had “blue-gray eyes … Continued

First Ladies: Martha Johnson Patterson

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Martha Johnson Patterson was the oldest daughter and child of President Andrew Johnson and his wife, Eliza McCardle Johnson. She served as hostess on many occasions for her mother who was weak with tuberculosis. Martha Johnson was born on October … Continued

First Ladies: Mary Todd Lincoln

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Mary Todd Lincoln was the first First Lady to have her husband assassinated. She’d watched her husband age with the progression of the Civil War. Mary Lincoln suffered much loss and tragedy in her life. Mary Ann Todd was born … Continued