Ellen Axson Wilson
Ellen Axson Wilson

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Name: Ellen Axson Wilson
Occupation: Political Wife
Gender: Female
Birth Day: May 15, 1860
Death Date: Aug 6, 1914 (age 54)
Age: Aged 54
Birth Place: Savannah, United States
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Ellen Axson Wilson

Ellen Axson Wilson was born on May 15, 1860 in Savannah, United States (54 years old). Ellen Axson Wilson is a Political Wife, zodiac sign: Taurus. Find out Ellen Axson Wilsonnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

Wife of Woodrow Wilson who was the First Lady of the United States from 1913 until her death the following year. She donated much of her time to charity and helping to improve housing in the capital's slums.


She died of Bright's disease while her husband was still in office as president.

Does Ellen Axson Wilson Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Ellen Axson Wilson died on Aug 6, 1914 (age 54).

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)

Salary 2020

Not known

Ellen Axson Wilson Salary Detail

That same year, Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania offered Dr. Wilson a teaching position at an annual salary of $1,500. He and his bride lived near the campus, keeping her little brother with them.

Before Fame

She attended New York University and was an artist.

Biography Timeline


Ellen Louise Axson Wilson, born in Savannah, Georgia, the daughter of the Reverend Samuel Edward Axson, a Presbyterian minister, and his wife Margaret Jane (née Hoyt) Axson, Ellen became a woman of refined tastes with a fondness for art, music, and literature. When she was eleven years old, she began studying art at the Rome Female College in Georgia, where she studied until training at the Rome (Georgia) Female College at the age of eleven. Afer her graduation in 1876, Ellen's drawing titled School Scene was submitted to the Paris International Exposition. where it won a bronze medal for excellence.


In April 1883, she met Woodrow Wilson when he was visiting his cousin Jesse Woodrow Wilson in Rome, Georgia, on family business. At that time, she was keeping house for her widowed father. Woodrow Wilson thought of Ellen, "What splendid laughing eyes!" They were engaged 5 months later, but postponed the wedding while he did postgraduate work at Johns Hopkins University and she nursed her ailing father. Ellen's father committed suicide while hospitalized for depression, after which she went North to study at the Art Students League of New York.


Wilson, who was 28 years of age, married Ellen, age 25, on June 24, 1885, at her paternal grandparents' home in Savannah, Georgia. The wedding was performed jointly by his father, the Reverend Joseph R. Wilson, and her grandfather, the Reverend Isaac Stockton Keith Axson. They honeymooned at Waynesville, a mountain resort in western North Carolina.


Insisting that her children must not be born as Yankees, Ellen went to stay with relatives in Gainesville, Georgia for Margaret's birth in 1886 and Jessie's in 1887. But Eleanor was born in Connecticut in 1889, while Wilson was teaching at Wesleyan University.


Wilson's career at Princeton University began in 1890, bringing Ellen new social responsibilities. She took refuge from such demands in her art. As First Lady, she drew sketches and painted in a studio set up on the third floor of the White House. She donated much of her work to charity. She arranged the White House weddings of two of her daughters.


After Wilson was elected as president in 1912, the Wilsons preferred to begin the administration without an inaugural ball. The First Lady's entertainments were simple, but her unaffected cordiality made her parties successful. In their first year, she convinced her scrupulous husband that it would be perfectly proper to invite influential legislators to a private dinner.


She was the First Lady of the United States from Wilson's inauguration in 1913 until her death. During that period, she arranged White House weddings for two of their daughters.


She died of Bright's disease at the White House on August 6, 1914. She was buried in Rome, Georgia among her family at Myrtle Hill Cemetery.


In December 1915, President Woodrow Wilson married Edith Bolling Galt.

Family Life

Ellen first met future husband and President of the U.S. Woodrow Wilson when she was an infant.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) $75,000 a year 67 President

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Ellen Axson Wilson is 162 years, 4 months and 21 days old. Ellen Axson Wilson will celebrate 163rd birthday on a Monday 15th of May 2023. Below we countdown to Ellen Axson Wilson upcoming birthday.


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156th birthday - Sunday, May 15, 2016

​First lady's birthday to be celebrated at Carmel UMC

The 156th birthday of Georgia-born first lady Ellen Axson Wilson will be celebrated at Carmel United Methodist Church near Alvaton on Sunday.

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