Frances Clara Cleveland Preston (née Folsom; July 21, 1864 – October 29, 1947) was First Lady of the United States from 1886 to 1889 and again from 1893 to 1897 as the wife of President Grover Cleveland. Frances Cleveland, born as Frances Clara Folsom, became the 27th First Lady of the U.S. when she married the US president Grover Cleveland in 1886. When her father died in a carriage accident on July 23, 1875, without having written a will, the court appointed Cleveland administrator of his estate. Cleveland was aged 49, Frances, 21. She was 27 years younger and they eventually had 5 children together. [6] She was the first presidential widow to remarry. Becoming first lady at age 21, she remains the youngest wife of a sitting president. Finden Sie perfekte Stock-Fotos zum Thema Frances Cleveland sowie redaktionelle Newsbilder von Getty Images. [3] A longtime close friend of Oscar Folsom, Grover Cleveland met his future wife when she was an infant and he was 27 years old. When her father died, Cleveland was appointed administrator of his estate. On his father's side, ... 1886, Cleveland was age 49 when he married Frances Folsom (age 21) in the Blue Room at the White House. A religious ceremony with an ultra-fundamentalist priest to which the daughters were not invited. Cleveland first met her as an infant when he was visiting Folsom as a 27-year-old friend. He was the second president to wed while in office, and has been the only president to marry in the White House. "I detest him so much that I don't even think his wife is beautiful." [4], The Clevelands had five children: Ruth (1891–1904), Esther (1893–1980), Marion (1895–1977), Richard (1897–1974), and Francis (1903–1995). Frances Cleveland (* 21. Cleveland entered the White House as a bachelor and left a married man and father of two. 27-year old Grover Cleveland bought his friend a baby carriage for his newborn daughter. 21 July, 1864 . [1] Bis zu seinem 17. Juni 1886 bis zum 3. Frances lost her father when Oscar Folsom was killed in a carriage accident when she was 11 years old. He was fond of her, buying her a baby carriage and doting on her as she grew up. Emma Harmon Folsom Perrine, born 12 November 1840 in Hornellville, New York, married first to Oscar Folsom on 2 September, 1863, Caledonia, New York; died 27 December, 1915. First Lady Francis Folsom Cleveland. Cleveland, who was a bachelor when he became President, married Frances while in office. When the girl was in college, Cleveland developed romantic feelings for her and proposed in a letter to his friend's daughter. After the presidency, Frances Cleveland gave birth to two more children. Born: Buffalo, New York. Grover and his young bride, Frances Folsom Cleveland, had Richard Cleveland — George's father — in 1897. [2], She was originally given the first name Frank, in honor of an uncle, but later decided to adopt the feminine variant Frances. It would seem his role was more that of an unofficial uncle, which changed as she grew older. Cleveland wurde als fünftes von neun Kindern in bescheidenen Lebensverhältnissen geboren. At first, it sounds romantic and cute: marriage in the White House, a guy named Grover, and a wife named Frances, all in the quaint summer of 1886. Frances Cleveland, born as Frances Clara Folsom, became the 27th First Lady of the U.S. when she married the US president Grover Cleveland in 1886. März 1897. Als Sohn eines presbyterianischen Pfarrers wuchs er in sehr autoritären Umständen auf, die ihm ein sehr starkes Pflichtbewusstsein vermittelten. She also campaigned against women's suffrage, contending that "women weren't yet intelligent enough to vote". She was 27 years younger and they eventually had 5 children together. Frances Cleveland was married to the President of the United States Grover Cleveland and was the First Lady of the United States from 1886 to 1889 and again from 1893 to 1897. [1] She was their only child to survive infancy (a sister, Nellie Augusta, died before her first birthday). When the girl was in college, Cleveland developed romantic feelings for her and proposed in a letter to his friend's daughter. Becoming first lady at age 21, she remains the youngest wife of a sitting president. Grover Cleveland was born on March 18, 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey, USA as Stephen Grover Cleveland. [7] Soon afterwards, she became a member of the pro-war National Security League, becoming its director of the Speaker's Bureau and the "Committee on Patriotism through Education" in November 1918. The president was 49 at that time - old enough to be her father. On February 10, 1913, at the age of 48, she married Thomas J. Preston Jr., a professor of archaeology at her alma mater, Wells College. All of Frances Cleveland's ancestors were from England and settled in what would become Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, eventually migrating to western New York. 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