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Turn-of-the-Century First Ladies

Below are the answers for the First Ladies Bowl Student Questions:

Basic Questions Challenge Questions Bonus Questions

Whose husband was 27 years older than she was?
Frances Folsom Cleveland

Who was a childhood friend of her husband's younger sister, Corinne?
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

Who was married in January, 1871?
Ida Saxton McKinley

Who was interested in the work of Christ Church at Oyster Bay?
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

Whose beauty faded with illness, until she was but a shadow of her former vivacious self?
Ida Saxton McKinley

Who was mother to three children, Robert, Helen and Charles?
Helen Herron Taft

Who was married in June, 1886?
Frances Folsom Cleveland

Who was responsible for the planting of the Japanese cherry trees in our nation's capital?
Helen Herron Taft

Who was married in London, in December of 1886?
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

Who worked in her father's bank before she was married?
Ida Saxton McKinley

Who wrote the book, "Recollections of Full Years"?
Helen Herron Taft

Whose husband was assassinated?
Ida Saxton McKinley

Whose daughter, Ruth, was born in New York City?
Francis Folsom Cleveland

Who thought of Sagamore Hill as "home"?
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

Whose husband's face was carved into a mountainside by Gutzon Borglum?
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

Who became the only woman to be both the First Lady of a President and the wife of a Chief Justice?
Helen Herron Taft

Who, as a child, called the man who later became her husband, "Uncle Cleve"?
Francis Folsom Cleveland

Who had the nickname, "Nellie"?
Helen Herron Taft

Whose four year old daughter died of typhoid fever?
Ida Saxton McKinley

Which First Lady was also the "First Lady" of the first governor of the Philippines?
Helen Herron Taft

Who was the first First Lady to ride seated beside her husband for the triumphant inauguration-day carriage ride in the Capital?
Helen Herron Taft

Whose husband weighed over 300 pounds?
Helen Herron Taft

Whose husband was a newspaperman before he became president?
Helen Herron Taft

Who was an accomplished musician and founder of the Cincinnati Orchestra?
Helen Herron Taft

Who recalled a visit to the White House when she was 17 years old as the only "unusual incident" of her girlhood?
Helen Herron Taft

Who was cared for by her younger sister after her husband's death?
Ida Saxton McKinley

Who attended Miss Comstock's School when she was a girl?
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

Who married a professor of archaeology after her presidential husband died?
Francis Folsom Cleveland

Whose hard work created thousands of pairs of bedroom slippers which she gave away?
Ida Saxton McKinley

Who was the youngest First Lady?
Francis Folsom Cleveland

Who proclaimed her husband's niece an "…ugly duckling that may yet turn out to be a swan"?
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

Which presidential family kept a cow, Pauline Wayne, who grazed on the White House Lawn?
Helen Herron Taft

Whose husband was shot in the chest while making a campaign speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin?
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

Who met her presidential husband to be at a sledding party?
Helen Herron Taft

Whose husband promised to "love, honor, comfort and keep" but not to "obey" in his wedding vows?
Francis Folsom Cleveland

Whose husband was elected Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University in 1880?
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

Whose husband was called "Uncle Jumbo"?
Frances Folsom Cleveland

Who suffered a severe stroke two months after her husband's inauguration?
Helen Herron Taft

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