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"Mrs. President and Mrs. Vice President. Washington, D.C. January 12. Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt Was the Honored Guest at a Luncheon Given by Mrs. John Garner for the Senate Ladies' Luncheon Club which was Held at the Washington Club. Photo Shows Mrs. Garner Greeting Mrs. Roosevelt”

- January 12th, 1937 

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Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

Image dated January 3rd, 1902

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Bess Wallace (Truman) when she was 13 years old, about 47 years before she became First Lady of the United States. 

Image dated 1898

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On today’s date December 13th, 1818 Mary Todd Lincoln was born in Lexington, Kentucky.

She and Abraham were married for 23 years and she lived another 17 years after Lincoln’s death. 

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"Abigail Adams made herself supremely essential to the two great men forever connected with her name, her husband and her eldest son. John Adams found in her death, though he was then eighty-three years of age, the severest affliction which had ever befallen him. She had gone through the vicissitudes of more than half a century in his company, had sympathized with him in all his aspirations, and had cheered him in his greatest trials. Her character had adapted itself to his in such a manner as to improve the good qualities of both. 

Her eldest son, John Quincy Adams, returned home after eight years' diplomatic service abroad and became Secretary of State under President Monroe. It was, no doubt, a great gratification to his mother to have a son whose uprightness of character and abilities as a statesman were fully and freely recognized; and had her life been spared but a few years longer she would have seen the son, as she had seen the father, elevated to the Presidency of the United States. Though John Quincy Adams was at the time of his mother's death a famous man in mature years, her loss came to him as a great shock, and he wrote of it that he scarcely knew how to live in the world with his mother absent from it. She had with rare and beautiful fidelity impressed him not only with her mother love but with her firm religious convictions and the spiritual quality of her great soul.”

Abigail Smith Adams was born on November 22nd, 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

From: The religious life of famous Americans by Louis Albert Banks, published in 1904
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Image: Sketch of Abigail Adams in her early 20s about the time she married John Adams via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Mary, Willie, and Tad Lincoln

c. 1860

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Edith Carow lived next door to Theodore Roosevelt in New York City when they were children.

She became Theodore’s second wife just a few months after The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in 1886.

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Mrs. Coolidge gets a basket of flowers and a kiss

- 1927

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A photo of a young Edith Bolling Wilson (the second wife of President Woodrow Wilson) taken during the late 1800s.

She lived until the early 1960s.

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A photo of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy when she was a little girl, standing between her parents, Janet and John V. Bouvier.

c. 1934

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Eleanor Roosevelt conversing with an American soldier 

- 1942

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A photo of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt about four months after her husband Franklin Delano Roosevelt became President of The United States.

- July 20th, 1933

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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and John Kennedy talking at their wedding reception in Newport, Rhode Island

- 1953

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Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born on July 28th, 1929 in Southampton, New York.

Image of Jackie when she was about six years old in 1935.

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Eleanor Roosevelt wearing her wedding dress in New York City

- 1905

Did you know that Eleanor Roosevelt is the only First Lady who did not take a new last name upon marriage? Her maiden name remained the same as her married name when she wed FDR.

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"Angelica (Singleton) Van Buren, was cousin of the renowned Mrs. Madison, and through her became mistress of the White House, honored and 
loved, at home and abroad....

...Her conversation had caught up to heaven; 
So when she (Hannah) went away, so real her worth, 

(President Martin) Van Buren wept and said: ''Sire, we are seven.” (Wordsworth)
He never looked for her dear like again! 

However wiley may have been his ways, 
Whatever burdens bore upon his brain, 

He loved "Dear Hannah" all his living days! 
And now that picture needs this added part: 

His Son's pure wife, worthy a second place. 
Came to the White House, and so near his heart 

She granted her exquisite courtly grace 
To his high office with her ornate, helpful art — 
Her Cousin, Mistress Madison, "Calling the start!”

From: Our presidents' mothers, wives and daughters, and Some Washington sermons
by Thomas Nelson Haskell, published in 1901

Image: Mrs. Abraham Van Buren, Angelica Singleton
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