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  Jane Pierce - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Jane Means Appleton Pierce (March 12, 1806 – December 2, 1863), wife of Franklin Pierce, was First Lady of the United States from 1853 to 1857.
Although he was immediately devoted to Jane, they did not marry until she was 28 – surprising in that day of early marriages.
The death of a three-day-old son, the arrival of a new baby, and Jane's dislike of Washington, DC counted heavily in his decision to retire at the apparent height of his career, as a United States Senator, in 1842.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Jane_Pierce   (519 words)

  
  Franklin Pierce - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pierce was born in 1804 in a log cabin near Hillsborough, New Hampshire, part of the Transcendental Generation.
Pierce attended school at Hillsborough Center and moved to the Hancock Academy in Hancock at the age of 11; he was transferred to Francestown Academy in spring 1820.
Franklin Pierce died in Concord, New Hampshire at 4:40 in the morning of October 8, 1869, from cirrhosis of the liver, and was interred in Minot Enclosure in the Old North Cemetery.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Franklin_Pierce   (2497 words)

  
 Jane Pierce - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jane Means Appleton Pierce (March 12, 1806 – December 2, 1863), wife of Franklin Pierce, was First Lady of the United States from 1853 to 1857.
The death of a three-day-old son, the arrival of a new baby, and Jane's dislike of Washington, D.C. counted heavily in his decision to retire at the apparent height of his career, as a United States Senator, in 1842.
Franklin, Jane, and Benny were traveling on the Boston and Maine Railroad between Andover, Massachusetts and Lawrence, Massachusetts on January 6, 1853.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jane_Pierce   (558 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Franklin Pierce
Pierce attended school at Hillsborough Center and moved to the Hancock Academy in Hancock at the age of 11; he was transferred to Francestown Academy in the spring of 1820.
Pierce's opponent was the United States Whig Party candidate, General Winfield Scott of Virginia, whom Pierce served under during the Mexican-American War, and his running mate, Senator, Governor and Secretary of the Navy William A. Graham of North Carolina.
Pierce and his wife survived and were merely shaken up, but they watched as their 11-year-old son Benjamin ("Bennie") was crushed to death in the train disaster.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Franklin_Pierce   (3682 words)

  
 Jane Appleton Pierce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Jane and Franklin apparently met for the first time in 1828 in Amherst, N.H., where the Appletons were living in the home of Robert Means, Mrs.
Jane was a deeply religious, serious minded, sensitive, and nervous, -- almost the complete opposite of the man she chose to marry.
Pierce, who became a fine lawyer and an enthusiastic politician, was at his best when socializing at public gatherings and hotel bars.
www.hampton.lib.nh.us /hampton/biog/janepierce.htm   (662 words)

  
 Internet Obituary Network, Obituary for American President Franklin Pierce, 1804-1869   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Pierce entered politics as a Democrat, and with his personal charisma and family name in local politics was elected to the state legislature in 1829.
Pierce suffered nervous exhaustion in the wake of his son's death and renewed a habit of hard drinking, but Jane Pierce was victim of a complete mental and emotional breakdown from which she never completely recovered.
Pierce left Washington after the inauguration of James Buchanan and took his wife on a European tour, hoping to cure her mental and physical frailty, but was unsuccessful.
obits.com /piercefranklin.html   (1043 words)

  
 American President: Jane Pierce
She was not impressed with the capital and was offended by the drinking, the sordid nature of politics, and the social obligations required of a congressman's wife.
Jane Pierce, like most wives, did not involve herself in the 1852 presidential campaign, except to pray that her husband would be defeated.
Jane Pierce was grateful to Varina Davis for assuming the reins of Washington society and cultivated a friendship with the Davis family.
www.millercenter.virginia.edu /index.php/Ampres/essays/pierce/firstlady   (702 words)

  
 Jane Pierce Information
Jane Means Appleton Pierce (March 12, 1806 – December 2, 1863), wife of Franklin Pierce, was First Lady of the United States from 1853 to 1857.
Franklin, Jane, and Benny were traveling on the Boston and Maine Railroad between Andover, Massachusetts and Lawrence, Massachusetts on January 6, 1853.
Her health was a bar to any great effort on her part to meet the expectations of the public in her high position but she was a refined, extremely religious and well educated lady.
www.bookrags.com /Jane_Pierce   (565 words)

  
 FranklinPierce
Franklin Pierce was born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire on November 23, 1804.
Pierce was extremely against ending slavery so he prevented the petition from being debated on the floor of the House.
Pierce won and was elected the 14th president of the United States.
www.geocities.com /beckyok2/FranklinPierce.html   (1361 words)

  
 American President
She was not impressed with the capital and was offended by the drinking, the sordid nature of politics, and the social obligations required of a congressman's wife.
Jane Pierce, like most wives, did not involve herself in the 1852 presidential campaign, except to pray that her husband would be defeated.
Jane Pierce was grateful to Varina Davis for assuming the reins of Washington society and cultivated a friendship with the Davis family.
www.americanpresident.org /history/franklinpierce/firstlady/email.html   (714 words)

  
 Booknotes Transcript
And Jane was in such a bad state mentally as a result of the accident that he spent a lot of his time in Andover trying to comfort her and then running back to Boston or Concord to meet with key political leaders as he began to choose his cabinet.
And Pierce`s brigade was ordered to charge an entrenched Mexican force that was on top of a hill, and the artillery barrage apparently startled his horse, and his horse threw him and landed on him, and he was injured an knocked out of that particular battle.
Pierce was the seventh of nine, the fourth of five boys.
www.booknotes.org /Transcript/index_print.asp?ProgramID=1808   (9505 words)

  
 Elsevier.nl - Buitenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Pierce mocht zich dan in Mexico militair nauwelijks hebben onderscheiden, de oorlog was zo populair bij de bevolking, dat hoge officieren alleen al uit het feit dat ze hadden meegevochten politieke munt konden slaan.
Pierce is de enige verkozen president geweest die van zijn eigen partij niet de kans kreeg op een tweede termijn.
Franklin Pierce stierf, 64 jaar oud, op 8 oktober 1869, in zijn woonplaats Concord, New Hampshire.
www.elsevier.nl /nieuws/buitenland/print/asp/action/do.login/artnr/115120/reageer/ja/index.html   (902 words)

  
 Jane Appleton Pierce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Jane Appleton Pierce (1806-1863) was the wife of Franklin Pierce, who served as president of the United States from 1853 to 1857.
Pierce, whose maiden name was Jane Means Appleton, was born in Hampton, New Hampshire, on March 12, 1806.
Pierce began trying to persuade her husband to leave politics and return to New Hampshire as a lawyer.
www2.worldbook.com /features/presidents/html/pierce_jane.htm   (362 words)

  
 Jane Means Appleton Pierce
Pierce's reference to her deceased son, "I have been thinking of my precious child much today and he was in my dreams last night.
Pierce became a virtual recluse during her husband's single term as President, spending much of her time writing letters to her beloved Bennie.
Letters of Jane M. Pierce are scarce, particularly those referring to the tragic loss of one of her sons.
www.virtualology.com /virtualmuseumofhistory/hallofusa/usfirstladies/JANEPIERCE.COM   (385 words)

  
 National Obituary Archive(NOA) - Arrangeonline.com
Pierce was born Jane Appleton on March 12, 1806 in Hampton, New Hampshire.
Jane was delighted to have her family to herself.
Jane Pierce didn’t attend the inaugural ball, and it was all she could do to serve out the next four years as official hostess of the White House.
www.arrangeonline.com /Obituary/obituary.asp?ObituaryID=60527553   (363 words)

  
 Exoticdogs.com:Franklin Pierce's Pet Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Jane Pierce is shown with the Pierce's son Benny, who died in an accident just before his father became president.
Soon after the election, the Pierce family was in a train wreck, and the parents watched as their third and only surviving child, 11-year-old Benjamin, was crushed to death.
Pierce was so grief-stricken she became a recluse, and the President himself was less able to function due to the mourning he experienced.
www.exoticdogs.com /presidents/display.php?p=14   (337 words)

  
 Biography of Jane Pierce
Jane Pierce was the daughter of the president of Bowdoin College and came from a prominent New England family.
But Jane found Washington to be a depressing, unpleasant place and she wanted Pierce to abandon politics.
It is said that when Jane received word of her husband's nomination as president, she fainted.
www.historycentral.com /Bio/ladies/pierce.html   (356 words)

  
 Franklin Pierce,14th U.S. President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
So grieved was Jane Pierce that she was not seen in public for the next two years and refused to attend her husband's inauguration.
Pierce stood by his party and supported the bill, believing it to be in the spirit of the Constitution.
In an early speech Pierce made it clear that in the face of turmoil, he would not abandon his fervent belief in the Constitution, and his desire to preserve the Union, despite the consequences.
www.conknet.com /~hillsboro/pierce/pierce.html   (871 words)

  
 Pierce-Aiken Family Papers (Library of Congress)
Additions to the papers, consisting of approximately 111 letters purchased in 1991 and ten photocopies of Jane M. Pierce letters given by Norman F. Boas in 1993, were interfiled with the family correspondence in 1995.
Four generations of Jane Pierce's family are represented, including her grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, her own generation of siblings and cousins, and her nieces and nephews.
Jane Pierce's letters, 1822-60, include accounts of social life in Washington, D.C., during her husband's congressional years between 1835 and 1842 and during their first year in the White House in 1853.
www.loc.gov /rr/mss/text/piercak.html   (722 words)

  
 Precious Ones, Jane Pierce :: Ladies First :: Paintings by Tina Mion
Jane believed this tragedy to be God’s way of providing her husband more time to devote to the Presidency.
For the next 2 years, Jane refused to come down from the second story of the White House, where she spent her days writing letters of apology to Bennie.
Jane kept a box with locks of hair of all her dead children.
www.tinamion.com /ladies_first/pierce.html   (126 words)

  
 Explore DC: Jane Pierce
Jane Means Appleton Pierce was the daughter of a Congregationalist minister and his wife, who hailed form a wealthy New England family.
Jane met Franklin Pierce in 1826 but because her parents disapproved of him, they did not marry until 1834 when Franklin was already a member of Congress.
Then in 1853 the Pierces remaining son (one child had died in infancy, the other at the age of four) was killed in a train wreck before his mother's eyes.
www.exploredc.org /index.php?id=207   (252 words)

  
 American President
Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States, came to office during a period of growing tension between the North and South.
Jane Pierce was her husband's opposite; she was painfully shy, deeply religious, often in bad health, and a strong advocate of the temperance movement.
Subsequently, Franklin Pierce served in the Mexican-American War, and in something of a surprise was elected President in 1852.
www.americanpresident.org /history/franklinpierce   (290 words)

  
 Biography of Jane Pierce
Although he was immediately devoted to Jane, they did not marry until she was 28 -- surprising in that day of early marriages.
The death of a three-day-old son, the arrival of a new baby, and Jane's dislike of Washington counted heavily in his decision to retire at the apparent height of his career, as United States Senator, in 1842.
With retirement, the Pierces made a prolonged trip abroad in search of health for the invalid--she carried Benny's Bible throughout the journey.
www.whitehouse.gov /history/firstladies/jp14.html   (519 words)

  
 Franklin Pierce Bicentennial - Essays
Pierce declared that he would never "be voluntarily separated from my family except at the call of my country in time of war".
Pierce's inability to be a strong leader helped bring the nation to the brink of civil war, but it is unfair to judge him as a main catalyst of that great conflict.
Bemused, saddened by the tragic accidental death of his last son, distressed by his wife’s misery—and upset by the boldness of her Abolitionist convictions—disheartened by the discord between the states and between men he respected, determined to abide by his party’s positions and to uphold the Constitution, he was not triumphant.
www.franklinpierce.ws /essays/index.html   (3066 words)

  
 Owners Manual for the Personality at Work - About the Author
Pierce J. Howard, Ph.D., is a general partner and director of research for CentACS, the Center for Applied Cognitive Studies in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Pierce received his Ph.D. degree in education with a special interest in curriculum and research in 1972 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jane received her M.B.A. degree with a concentration in organization behavior in 1987 from the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University.
www.bardpress.com /personalityata.htm   (479 words)

  
 First Ladies' Biographical Information
Pierce spent much of her time writing heart-breaking notes to her dead son,Benjamin, putting into them all the love that her repressive nature could not express in life.
Pierce’s health became more fragile and the President would have a dozen or so of his wife’s nieces and nephews come to visit and care for her.
Jane Pierce did not attend the swearing in of her husband’s successor.
www.firstladies.org /biographies/firstladies.aspx?biography=15   (1124 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - 4 killed as Amtrak train derails in Florida   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
CRESCENT CITY, Fla. (AP) — James Pierce had just settled into his sleeper car for a 16 1/2-hour train trip to Washington when the train screeched off the rails and slammed into pine trees lining the tracks.
Pierce said he grabbed hold of the sleeper car's curtains when the train left the track, and within seconds he found himself hanging in the air.
CSX spokeswoman Jane Covington said a veteran company inspector visually examined the tracks about eight hours before the crash and found them to be in good condition.
www.usatoday.com /hlead.htm   (713 words)

  
 Franklin Pierce Bicentennial
While Franklin Pierce’s memory is far from forgotten, his life is often overlooked or misunderstood.
Pierce was a compelling and often contradictory man. He has been described a powerful orator, a faithful friend and a master politician.
The 2004 bicentennial of Pierce's birth is an opportunity to reopen the book on this enigma of a President, whose love of history and of New Hampshire is well documented.
www.franklinpierce.ws   (240 words)

  
 The Russell Family Foundation - Jane's Fund
Jane's Fund is designed to reflect Jane Russell's lifelong commitment to community development and philanthropy, particularly in the place she called "home"-Tacoma/Pierce County.
Jane's style of leadership was understated, humble and quiet.
These six fellows were selected from a pool of nearly 80 applicants from throughout Tacoma and Pierce County.   Each person serves as a fellow for two years and receives: a financial stipend totaling $10,000; an opportunity to apply for individual community project funds; and extensive training and support on leadership development and community building.
www.trff.org /grant_programs/jr_fund.asp   (254 words)

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