Could someone rewrite the biography and get rid of the copy and paste from Wikipedia?

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WikiTree profile: Jessie Sayre
asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (482k points)
recategorized by Abby Glann

I tried to keep the gist of her story without trying to plod along with lots and lots of facts.  To be a personal history, there has to be some facts that remain, regardless of whether someone put them in or elsewhere. 

One can always go to Wikipedia to get its version of her life, and the Changes tab is available as well.  I tried to put the sources in a way that was more akin to than to print published works.  The original sources except for were all listed in the Wikipedia profile.  I'm sure there are other sources that can be added as well.

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Here's my try:


Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre (August 28, 1887 – January 15, 1933), the daughter of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, was an active force in the Democratic Party . She was socially conscientious and help promote women's suffrage, social issues, and the League of Nations.[1]

She was born in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, but educated privately in Princeton, New Jersey, and at Goucher College.[2]

Her fiancé was Frances Sayre, son of Robert Sayre, served in the office of a district attorney. Their November 25, 1913 wedding was the thirteenth White House wedding, and the first since Alice Roosevelt and Nicholas Longworth were wed in 1906.[3] After the honeymoon, her became assistant to the president of Williams College.[4]

Between 1915 and 1919, she had three children--Francis B. Sayre, Jr., Eleanor Axson Sayre, and Woodrow Wilson Sayre. After World War I, the Sayres moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, when Francis became part of the Harvard Law School faculty.[5]

After her father died, she and her husband were living in Siam (now Thailand) as Francis advised the Royal Court of Siam on international law.[6]

In 1928, she was the keynote speaker for Democratic presidential nominee Al Smith.[7] In 1929, she declined running as the Democratic nominee for United States Senator to become the secretary of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee..[8].[9][10]

After undergoing abdominal surgery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. she died at age 45, The exact problem with which she suffered is unknown although some speculation has cropped up..[11][12][13] Two years later, the Boston branch of the Women's Democratic League was renamed the Jessie Woodrow Sayre Women's Democratic League.[14]

She is buried in Nisky Hill Cemetery in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.[15] [16]


answered by David Hughey G2G6 Pilot (336k points)
selected by Doug Lockwood
Thank you soooo much!

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