(10a) Letitia Christian Tyler

 

Letitia Christian Tyler 

Birthdate

11/12/1790

Death date

09/10/1842

President

John Tyler

Dates of service

04/04/1841-09/10/1842

Relationship to president

Spouse

Other marriages 

N/A

 

Websites 

Summary of Letitia Tyler: First Lady of America

The White House: Letitia Christian Tyler

First Ladies National Library Biography of Letitia Tyler

Papers/letters collections

Letitia Christian Tyler Shands Miscellaneous Papers

Historical sites

Letitia Christian Tyler Gravesite

Fascinating details

  • Letitia is the youngest first lady to die and one of the only three first ladies to pass away in the White House (along with Caroline Harrison and Ellen Wilson).
  • Amid a myriad of health struggles and especially following Letitia Tyler’s stroke in 1839, her daughter-in-law, Priscilla Cooper Tyler, took over her duties as steward of the White House.