Elizabeth (Wallace) Truman

Elizabeth Virginia (Wallace) Truman (1885 - 1982)

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Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Truman formerly Wallace
Born in Independence, Jackson, MOmap
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Wife of — married in Trinity Episcopal Church, Independence, Missouri, USAmap
Died in Independence, Jackson, MOmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Jul 2009 | Last significant change: 19 Dec 2018
19:28: Robin Lee edited the Biography for Elizabeth Virginia (Wallace) Truman (1885-1982). [Thank Robin for this]
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Biography

Elizabeth Virginia Wallace, daughter of David Willock Walland and Madge Gates Wallace, was born 13 February 1885, at 117 West Ruby Street in Independence, Missouri. Bess, as she was called, would become the First Lady of the United States.[1]

She grew up in Independence, where she met Harry in Sunday School. They graduated as part of the same class in 1901. She studied language and literature at Barstow, a girl's finishing school in Kansas City, Missouri.[1]

Harry & Bess Wedding

Although Harry S. Truman began his courtship of Bess in 1910, it wasn't until 1917 as he was preparing to leave for France, that Bess agreed to marry him. They were married shortly after Harry's discharge on 28 June 1919, in Independence at Trinity Episcopal Church. Their only child Mary Margaret Truman, was born on 17 February 1924.[1]

Bess & Margaret

Mrs. Elizabeth Truman died at home on 18 October 1982 at the age of ninety-seven. Her funeral services were held at the same church where she had been married. She is buried beside her husband in the courtyard of the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence.[1]

For information on Bess's life as first lady see "BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF MRS. HARRY S. TRUMAN" at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry S. Truman Library and Museum " BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF MRS. HARRY S. TRUMAN"
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8HC-ZJH : accessed 13 July 2015), Elizabeth Truman in household of Madge Gates Wallace, Independence Ward 1, Jackson, Missouri, United States; citing sheet 14A, family 335, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,923.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHF3-YGG : accessed 13 July 2015), Bess W Truman in household of Madge G Wallace, Blue, Jackson, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0244, sheet 6A, family 172, line 17, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1192; FHL microfilm 2,340,927.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7Q2-6DJ : accessed 13 July 2015), Elizabeth V Truman in household of Harry S Truman, Ward 1, Independence, Blue Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 48-5, sheet 61B, family 423, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 2114.

Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile Wallace-1804 created through the import of Carp-1_2011-12-15.ged on Dec 19, 2011 by Lyman Carpenter. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Lyman and others.




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Bess & Margaret Truman
Bess & Margaret Truman

Young Bess Wallace (left) & her friend, Mary Paxton 1901
Young Bess Wallace (left) & her friend, Mary Paxton 1901

Collaboration

On 31 Mar 2015 at 01:38 GMT Maryann (Thompson) Hurt wrote:

Hi PMs

Please add Elizabeth to the category First Ladies of the United States.

Thanks

On 11 Jan 2014 at 20:14 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Please add me to the trusted list for the US Presidents Project ! We would like to add a little biography for Elizabeth here !

Thanks ~~ Maggie, Project Leader http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:US_Presidents

On 11 Jan 2014 at 20:13 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Please add me to the trusted list for the US Presidents Project ! We would like to add a little biography for Elizabeth here !

Thanks ~~ Maggie, Project Leader http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:US_Presidents



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