Edith Bolling Galt Wilson was born here on 15 Oct. 1872, where she lived with her parents Judge William H. and Sallie While Bolling and ten siblings. Edith Bolling married Norman Galt in 1896 and after his death in 1908 she ran his Washington, D.C., jewelry store. She married President Woodrow Wilson on 18 Dec. 1915 and actively supported him and his policies. Following President Wilson’s debilitating stroke in Oct. 1919, she managed his affairs during his convalescence and promoted Wilson’s legacy after his death in 1924. Edith Wilson died on 28 Dec. 1961 and is interred with President Wilson at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
Year On Marker: 2006
Original Sponsor: Private Sponsor
Geographic Location: Wythe County
Physical Description of Location: E Main Street (US 11), between S 1st Street and Church Street, Wytheville, VA 24382. Marker is on right when traveling north on US 11.
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