Eliza Hendricks

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Eliza Hendricks
Eliza Hendricks.jpg
Second Lady of the United States
In office
March 4, 1885 – November 25, 1885
Preceded by Ellen Maria Colfax
Succeeded by Anna Morton
Personal details
Born (1823-11-23)November 23, 1823
North Bend, Ohio, U.S.
Died November 3, 1903(1903-11-03) (aged 79)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Spouse(s) Thomas A. Hendricks
(1845–1885; his death)

Eliza C. Morgan Hendricks (November 23, 1823 – November 3, 1903) was the wife of Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks who was in office for the first eight months of the first administration of Grover Cleveland until his death on November 25, 1885. They were married on September 26, 1845 after a two-year courtship and had one son Morgan who died at age three. Mrs. Hendricks was a native of North Bend, Ohio, having been born there in 1823.[1]

Mrs. Hendricks was described as "generous, wise and discreet".[2] She died in 1903 at Indianapolis after being paralyzed for three weeks.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Death of Mrs. Eliza C. Hendricks", Middlebury Independent, Friday, November 06, 1903, Middlebury, Indiana, United States Of America
  2. ^ http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/generic/VP_Thomas_Hendricks.htm
  3. ^ Find a Grave
  4. ^ "Mrs. Eliza Hendricks is Dead", Logansport Pharos Tribune, Tuesday, November 03, 1903, Logansport, Indiana, United States Of America
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Ellen Maria Wade Colfax
Second Lady of the United States
Succeeded by
Anna Morton
Preceded by
Matilda Escon Sommers Baker
First Lady of Indiana
Succeeded by
Nancy Huffman Williams