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Ellen Maria Colfax (Wade)

Also Known As: "Ella"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Andover, Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States
Death: Died in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States
Immediate Family:

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

Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About Ellen Maria Colfax

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.

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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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Ellen Maria Colfax's Timeline

1836
July 26, 1836
Andover, Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States
1870
April 11, 1870
Age 33
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
1911
March 4, 1911
Age 74
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States