Edith Bolling Galt marries Woodrow Wilson



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Y/M/D Description Place
1915/03/00 Edith Bolling Galt muddies her shoes on a walk through Rock Creek Park with Helen Woodrow Bones. Afterwards, Helen takes Edith to tea at the White House. Helen Bones is President Wilson's first cousin. Rock Creek Park Historic District, Washington, DC
1915/03/00 Edith Bolling Galt meets President Woodrow Wilson during tea at the White House. The White House, Washington, DC
1915/05/04 Woodrow Wilson's Pierce Arrow brings Mrs Galt to dine at the White House. After diner, they sit on the South Portico unchaperoned. Woodrow tells Edith he loves her and ask her to marry him. She turns him down. The White House, Washington, DC
1915/05/05 Resting on a rock in Rock Creek, Bones tells Edith that Cousin Wilson looks really ill. Bones burst into tears, "Just as I thought some happiness was coming into his life! And now you are breaking his heart." Rock Creek Park Historic District, Washington, DC
1915/05/05 Beginning to feel like an "ogre," Galt responses, I can not "consent to something I did not feel." I'm "playing with fire where he was concerned, for his whole nature was intense and did not willingly wait but that I must have time to know my own heart". Rock Creek Park Historic District, Washington, DC
1915/05/05 As Dr Grayson rides by on a horse, Edith burst into tears. When Dr Grayson ask whats wrong, Edith responds that she simply tripped. Rock Creek Park Historic District, Washington, DC
1915/12/18 Edith Bolling Galt marries President Woodrow Wilson at her home, 1328 Connecticut Ave near Dupont Circle, in Washington, DC (razed).

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Social Function: Afternoon Tea


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