Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fact of the Day: First Lady Remorse

Shortly before he was officially President, Franklin Pierce was on a train with his wife Jane and their son Benjamin. During the trip, an accident occurred and the President-elect and his wife weren't seriously injured. However Benjamin was dead when his father found him after the wreck. His wife Jane never wanted to be First Lady, and losing her last child made her a recluse for the rest of her life. 

16 comments:

Margaret D said...

That's sad.

Emmylou said...

:(

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow, this is so sad.

DEZMOND said...

poor woman.

bj said...

Omygoodness...this is the worst thing that can happen to a mama and daddy.
I never knew this.

Pat Hatt said...

That is awful indeed

stephen Hayes said...

Very interesting.

Unknown said...

Loved reading this post!

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Theresa Mahoney said...

That's tragic! I'd be recluse after losing a child too.

Pilar Domínguez said...

Oh! it is a very sad fact today. Nobody understands a mother´s pain for her children. Kisses:)

Dana said...

So sad...

DeniseinVA said...

I enjoy your blog Adam and always enjoy your historical trivia. This is a sad one I had never heard before.

Vett Vandiver said...

interesting

Anna-Alina said...

It's sad...(

Caro * said...

Sad story, poor child :/

Christine said...

oh so sad.