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Ellen Maria Colfax (Wade)

Nicknames: "Ella"
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Death: Died
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Daughter of Charles Wade and Juliette Wade
Wife of Schuyler Colfax, 17th Vice Pres. of the USA
Mother of Schuyler Colfax, III
Sister of Justice Decius Spear Wade

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About Ellen Maria Colfax (Wade)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Maria_Colfax

Ellen Maria Wade Colfax (1836–1911) was the second wife of Schuyler Colfax, who became the first House Speaker to be elected Vice President when he ran on a ticket headed by Ulysses S. Grant in 1868.


On November 18, 1868, just two weeks after the election, Ellen Maria Wade married the man who had defeated her uncle, Senator Benjamin Franklin Wade of Ohio, in the race for the vice presidential nomination. They had one son, Schuyler Colfax III, in April 1870.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63778231 -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Maria_Colfax

Ellen Maria Wade Colfax (July 26, 1836 – March 4, 1911) was the second wife of Schuyler Colfax, who became the first House Speaker to be elected Vice President when he ran on a ticket headed by Ulysses S. Grant in 1868. She was born at Andover, Ohio in 1836.[1]

On November 18, 1868, just two weeks after the election, Ellen Maria Wade married the man who had defeated her uncle, Senator Benjamin Franklin Wade of Ohio, in the race for the vice presidential nomination. They had one son, Schuyler Colfax III, in April 1870.[2] She died at her home in South Bend, Indiana in 1911 after a period of poor health, on the 42nd anniversary of her husband's assumption of the vice-presidency.[3] She was survived by her son Schuyler Colfax III.[4][5] Her funeral was held March 7, 1911 at the Colfax home, and she was buried next to her husband

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Ella Wade Colfax's Timeline

1836
1836
1868
1868
Age 32
1870
1870
Age 34
1911
1911
Age 75