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Nell Arthur

Nell Arthur

Date of Work
photographed between 1857 and 1870
Medium
photo
Credit
Library of Congress

Nell Arthur

President Chester Arthur's wife, Ellen (Nell), half-length portrait, facing left. In 1880, when, at the age of 42, Nell Arthur caught pneumonia after being out on a chilly January night and died, leaving two children and her husband, who succeeded to the presidency less than a year later, after President James Garfield died from a gunshot wound.