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Jacqueline Bouvier

Female 1929 - 1994  (64 years)    Has 14 ancestors and 7 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Jacqueline Bouvier 
    Birth 28 Jul 1929  Southampton, Long Island, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Death 19 May 1994  Nyc, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Burial 23 May 1994  Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 1 Sibling 
    Person ID I52361  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2003 

    Father John Vernou Bouvier, III,   b. 19 May 1891, Easthampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 2 Aug 1957, Lennox Hill Hosp., NY Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Janet Norton Lee,   b. 3 Dec 1907   d. 1989, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years) 
    Marriage 1928 
    Divorce Jul 1940 
    Family ID F21306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Husted   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Marriage
    • When she met John Kennedy she broke her engagement to John Husted.
    Family ID F173430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2003 

    Family 2 35th President John Fitzgerald Kennedy,   b. 29 May 1917, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 Nov 1963, Dallas County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 46 years) 
    Marriage 12 Sep 1953  Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. NN Kennedy,   b. 1955   d. 1955 (Age 0 years)
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     3. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr.,   b. 25 Nov 1960, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Jul 1999, waters off Martha's Vineyard Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 38 years)
     4. Patrick Bouvier Kennedy,   b. 7 Aug 1963, Otis Air Force B, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Aug 1963, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F21308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 

    Family 3 Aristotle Onassis,   b. 15 Jan 1906, Smyrna, Elláda Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Mar 1975, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years) 
    Marriage 1968 
    Family ID F21310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 

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  • Notes 
    • 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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      Jacqueline and her husband tried to bring a lot of culture to the White House by inviting many artists, poets, writers, scientists and musicians.
      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, three children were born.
      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. 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."
    • (Medical):She was an eight pound baby girl. She was six weeks late in delivering, and seemed rather more mature than most new born babies.

  • Sources 
    1. [S350] Joseph P. Kennedy, A Life and Times, by David E. Koskoff., pg 132 (Reliability: 3).



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