Ellen Lewis Herndon

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Ellen Lewis Herndon was born in Culpeper, Virginia back in 1837 to William and Frances.  I don’t have any information about her childhood, however apparently, she was born into a wealthy family.  In 1856, she met her future husband. They married in 1859 in New York City.  she was a talented soprano who often sang with the Mendelssohn Glee Club.

Her husband served in the Civil War with the New York militia, while Ellen sympathized with the Confederacy. The pair became a prominent around New York.  Among their friends were the Vanderbilts, Astors and Roosevelts.

Her husband devoted his time to the New York Republican party, rising through the ranks to become Adjutant General of New York, with the U.S. Army at the rank of brigadier general.  In 1880, she came down with a cold, which quickly developed into pneumonia dying two days later at the age of 42.

While you may not know of Ellen surely you have heard of her husband Chester A. Arthur, the 21st President of the United States.

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Comments (17)

Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

If your going to marry go big.

Jul 28, 2020 04:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi James... I have heard of Chester A Arthur... but not of Ellen Lewis, sad to say. (Until today that is.)

Jul 28, 2020 04:53 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Correct, Chester yes, Ellen no! And now you know what I know. Enjoy your day!

Jul 28, 2020 05:07 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting history lesson.

Take care, be safe and have a good day.

Jul 28, 2020 05:10 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - I was thinking maybe this post might have something to do with Herndon Virginia - wrong again.  Thank you for today's history lesson.  

Jul 28, 2020 05:11 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I know of Chester but not of his wife!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 28, 2020 05:17 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James Dray -  of course I heard of Chester A. Arthur but now I know the rest of the story.

Jul 28, 2020 06:13 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Not only had I not heard of her James Dray I forgot there even was a President Arthur . Thanks for the history refresher.

Jul 28, 2020 07:18 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I don't really recognize him by either name, but it sounds like they were part of "high society" a place that I will never likely inhabit, haha.

Jul 28, 2020 07:36 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning James,

I recognized Chester A. Arthur, but not his wif.  Thank. you for filling in the rest of the story. A

Jul 28, 2020 07:38 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  Once again, another great history lesson for us here in the rain.

Jul 28, 2020 08:24 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi James= I know very little about Chester A Arthur and knew even less about his wife!!! Thank you for sharing this with us. 

Jul 28, 2020 09:50 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James, Thanks for sharing another history lesson.  I didn't see that one coming - I was thinking something more musical.

Jul 28, 2020 05:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

What a sad story and no I had no idea about where this was heading to, Endre

Jul 28, 2020 09:02 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Another interesting historical read about someone I didn't know. So sad her life ended so early!

Aug 03, 2020 08:22 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Chester A. Arthur ascended to the presidency and served out the term of President James Garfield who was assassinated. He retired in poor health at the end of his one term.

Aug 08, 2020 07:11 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Chester A. Arthur is one I missed as I do not recall him being in the office. Oh, Garfield was shot so he assumed the office.

Aug 26, 2020 07:07 AM