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Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
First Lady

  • Born 28 July 1929 - Southampton, Suffolk Co., NY
  • Deceased 19 May 1994 - New York, NY,aged 64 years old
  • Buried - Arlington National Cem., Arlington, VA
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    On the side of Janet Norton Lee, born 3 December 1907 - New York, deceased 22 July 1989 - Newport, Newport Co., RI aged 81 years old

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    Linked to: Timothy Michael Dowling, Spouse of 18th cousin 2x removed
    The inauguration of John F. Kennedy in 1961 brought to the White House and to the heart of the nation a beautiful young wife and the first young children of a President in half a century.
    She was born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, daughter of John Vernon Bouvier III and his wife, Janet Lee. Her early years were divided between New York City and East Hampton, Long Island, where she learned to ride almost as soon as she could walk. She was educated at the best of private schools; she wrote poems and stories, drew illustrations for them, and studied ballet. Her mother, who had obtained a divorce, married Hugh D. Auchincloss in 1942 and brought her two girls to "Merrywood," his home near Washington, D.C., with summers spent at his estate in Newport, Rhode Island. Jacqueline was dubbed "the Debutante of the Year" for the 1947-1948 season, but her social success did not keep her from continuing her education. As a Vassar student she traveled extensively, and she spent her junior year in France before graduating from George Washington University. These experiences left her with a great empathy for people of foreign countries, especially the French.
    In Washington she took a job as "inquiring photographer" for a local newspaper. Her path soon crossed that of Senator Kennedy, who had the reputation of being the most eligible bachelor in the capital. Their romance progressed slowly and privately, but their wedding at Newport in 1953 attracted nationwide publicity.
    With marriage "Jackie" had to adapt herself to the new role of wife to one of the country's most energetic political figures. Her own public appearances were highly successful, but limited in number. After the sadness of a miscarriage and the stillbirth of a daughter, Caroline Bouvier was born in 1957; John Jr. was born between the election of 1960 and Inauguration Day. Patrick Bouvier, born prematurely on August 7, 1963, died two days later.
    To the role of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy brought beauty, intelligence, and cultivated taste. Her interest in the arts, publicized by press and television, inspired an attention to culture never before evident at a national level. She devoted much time and study to making the White House a museum of American history and decorative arts as well as a family residence of elegance and charm. But she defined her major role as "to take care of the President" and added that "if you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much."
    Mrs. Kennedy's gallant courage during the tragedy of her husband's assassination won her the admiration of the world. Thereafter it seemed the public would never allow her the privacy she desired for herself and her children. She moved to New York City; and in 1968 she married the wealthy Greek businessman, Aristotle Onassis, 23 years her senior, who died in March 1975. From 1978 until her death in 1994, Mrs. Onassis worked in New York City as an editor for Doubleday. At her funeral her son described three of her attributes: "love of words, the bonds of home and family, and her spirit of adventure."

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                                                                                 _____|16_Michel Bouvier 1792-1874
                                                       _____|8_John Vernou Bouvier 1843-1926
                                                      /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|17_Louise C. Vernou 1811-1865
                             _____|4_John Vernou Bouvier, Major 1865-1948
                            /                        \                          _____|18_Robert Ewing 1795-1868
                           /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|9_Caroline Maslin Ewing 1845-1929
                          /                                                     ¯¯¯¯¯|19_Caroline Maslin 1820-1848
    |2_John Vernou Black Jack Bouvier 1891-1957
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    |                     \                           _____|10_William R. Sergeant 1840-
    |                      \                         /
    |                       ¯¯¯¯¯|5_Maud Frances Sergeant 1869-1940
    |                                                \
    |                                                 ¯¯¯¯¯|11_Edith Leaman 1846-
    |--1_Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, First Lady 1929-1994
    |                                                                           _____|24_Thomas Lee 1809..1810-1870/
    |                                                  _____|12_James Lee, Dr. 1852-1928/
    |                                                 /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|25_Frances x 1822..1825-1870/
    |                       _____|6_James Thomas Lee 1877-1968
    |                      /                        \
    |                     /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|13_Mary Theresa Norton 1851-1920
    |3_Janet Norton Lee 1907-1989
                           \                           _____|14_Thomas Merritt 1843-
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                             ¯¯¯¯¯|7_Margaret A. Merritt ca 1878-
                                                       ¯¯¯¯¯|15_Maria Curry 1855-