Person:Barbara Pierce (1)

     
First Lady Barbara Pierce
m. 6 AUG 1918
  1. Martha Pierce1920 - 1999
  2. James R Pierce1922 - 1993
  3. First Lady Barbara Pierce1925 - 2018
m. 06 JAN 1945
  1. President George Walker Bush1946 -
  2. Robin Bush1949 - 1953
  3. John Ellis Bush1953 -
  4. Neil Mellon Pierce Bush1955 -
  5. Marvin Pierce Bush1956 -
  6. Dorothy Walker Bush1959 -
Facts and Events
Name First Lady Barbara Pierce
Gender Female
Birth[1][9] 8 Jun 1925 Rye, Westchester, New York, United States
Residence[7][8] 1930-1940 Rye, Westchester, New York, United States
Reference Number? Q190628?
Residence[11][12] Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
Residence[12] Midland, Midland, Texas, United States
Education[12] Smith College
Residence[12] Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Residence[12] Kennebunkport, York, Maine, United States
Marriage 06 JAN 1945 Rye, Westchester, New York, USAto President George Herbert Walker Bush
Religion[13] 2018 Houston, Harris, Texas, United StatesSt. Martin's Episcopal Church
Death[1][2] 17 Apr 2018 Houston, Texas, United States
Burial[13] 21 Apr 2018 College Station, Texas George H.W. Bush Presidential Library

Barbara Pierce met George Bush when she was just sixteen at a Christmas dance. They were engaged before he went off to World War II, and married shortly after he returned. She raised their six children while they moved over 30 times and George worked various government jobs. She was Second Lady of the United States while he was vice president for eight years, and First Lady from 1989 to 1993. Her focus was literacy.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Barbara Bush.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Barbara Bush, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. .

    https://www.biography.com/people/barbara-bush-9232727 accessed 19 Apr 2018

    Citation Information
    Article Title
    Barbara Bush Biography
    Author
    Website Name
    The Biography.com website
    URL
    https://www.biography.com/people/barbara-bush-9232727
    Access Date
    April 19, 2018
    Publisher
    A&E Television Networks
    Last Updated
    April 18, 2018
    Original Published Date
    n/a

  3.   President Donald Trump.

    STATEMENTS & RELEASES
    Statement from the President on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush
    Issued on: April 17, 2018
    President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump join the Nation in celebrating the life of Barbara Bush. As a wife, mother, grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Amongst her greatest achievements was recognizing the importance of literacy as a fundamental family value that requires nurturing and protection. She will be long remembered for her strong devotion to country and family, both of which she served unfailingly well. The President and First Lady’s thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mrs. Bush.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-president-passing-former-first-lady-barbara-bush/ accessed 19 Apr 2018

  4.   White House.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/sweeping-legacy-first-lady-barbara-bush/ accessed 19 Apr 2018

    The Sweeping Legacy of First Lady Barbara Bush
    April 18, 2018
    Former First Lady Barbara Bush, wife of 41st President George H. W. Bush, passed away in Houston, Texas, on April 17. The mother of 6 and grandmother of 17 was 92.
    Only two women in American history have both served as First Lady and raised a son who would become president. The first was Abigail Adams, First Lady to President John Adams and the mother of John Quincy Adams. The second was Mrs. Bush, whose son George W. Bush would serve two terms as Commander in Chief beginning just 8 years after his father left office.
    Yet Mrs. Bush’s legacy extends far beyond her role as the matriarch of one of America’s most consequential political families. She served as a close and trusted adviser to her husband during the first Bush Administration, and she tirelessly championed the cause of literacy throughout her life. The New York Times reports that Mrs. Bush attended more than 500 events related to literacy just counting her husband’s time as Vice President in the Reagan Administration alone.
    “Amongst [Mrs. Bush’s] greatest achievements was recognizing the importance of literacy as a fundamental family value that requires nurturing and protection,” President Donald J. Trump said in a statement. “She will be long remembered for her strong devotion to country and family, both of which she served unfailingly well.”
    The outpouring of deeply personal remembrances in the hours following Mrs. Bush’s death is a testament to both her force as a public figure and her warmth as a friend. “When I first met Barbara Bush in 1988 as she entertained spouses of congressional candidates at the @VP Residence, her sage advice and words of encouragement touched my life in a profound way,” Second Lady Karen Pence wrote on Twitter. “Since becoming Second Lady, she has become a trusted friend. I will miss her.”
    Those sentiments weren’t limited to public officials. “You were a beautiful light in this world and I am forever thankful for your friendship,” Houston Texans defensive end J. J. Watt wrote.
    REMEMBERING BARBARA BUSH



    Mrs. Bush’s far-reaching work and plainspoken style made her a bipartisan symbol for women’s empowerment. She also embraced the value of accessibility in a First Lady. When she famously wore fake pearls to her husband’s Presidential Inauguration and throughout her time in the White House, her deputy press secretary quipped it was because “she just really likes them.”
    Acutely aware of the public spotlight cast on First Ladies, Mrs. Bush served as America’s first hostess “with respect but without fuss or frippery,” Vanessa Friedman writes in The New York Times.
    The Bush family shared personal tributes of their own this week. “Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions,” former President George W. Bush wrote. “To us, she was so much more. Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end. I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother.”
    First Lady Melania Trump will attend Mrs. Bush’s funeral in Texas on April 21. President Trump has ordered that all U.S. flags at Federal locations fly at half-staffuntil sunset of that day.
    “Throughout her life, she put family and country above all else,” Mrs. Trump said in a statement. “She was a woman of strength and we will always remember her for her most important roles of wife, mother, and First Lady of the United States.”

  5.   First Lady Melania Trump.

    Statement from First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Barbara Bush
    Issued on: April 17, 2018
    Our hearts are with the Bush family as we celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Barbara Bush. Throughout her life, she put family and country above all else. Her dedicated service to the American people was matched only by her compassion and love of family. She was a woman of strength and we will always remember her for her most important roles of wife, mother, and First Lady of the United States. My heartfelt condolences and prayers are with the Bush family as we honor her legacy.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-first-lady-melania-trump-passing-barbara-bush/ accessed 19 Apr 2018

  6.   Senator Ted Cruz.

    Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Former First Lady Barbara Bush
    April 17, 2018 | 202-228-7561
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush:

    “My prayers are with the Bush family at the passing of their beloved Barbara, an eternal First Lady in the heart of every Texan.

    “She was as much a public servant as her husband and children: traveling the world as advisor and ambassador, campaigning for adult literacy programs at home, and, of course, making George Senior eat his broccoli. Standing beside him through Congress, the UN, the CIA, and 12 years at the White House, Mrs. Bush approached her public role with a class and grace seldom matched in our nation’s capital.

    “But it was her private role which she prized above all.

    “From China to Texas to Washington DC, Barbara Bush worked on a beautiful floral needlepoint rug, stitching together changing times and geography with constant love and support for her family. Her masterpiece eventually graced the floors of the Executive Mansion, making the White House a true home. It was a symbol of her lifelong tapestry of love and service, stronger than executive orders, long hours, and sleepless nights.

    “In her famous address for the 1990 Commencement at Wellesley College, she reminded graduates to treasure their human connections above worldly concerns:

    ‘At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend or a parent.’

    “And at the end of her life, Barbara Bush had no cause for regret.

    “Indeed, she gave her family, the people of Texas, and all Americans a lifetime worth celebrating.”
    https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=3745 accessed 19 Apr 2018

  7. .

    1930 United States Federal Census

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    Name: Barbara Pierce
    Birth Year: abt 1926
    [abt 1925]
    Gender: Female
    Race: White
    Birthplace: New York
    Marital Status: Single
    Relation to Head of House: Daughter
    Home in 1930: Rye, Westchester, New York, USA
    Map of Home: View Map
    Street address: Onondaga Street
    House Number: 38
    Dwelling Number: 249
    Family Number: 391
    Attended School: No
    Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Marvin Pierce 36
    Pauline Pierce 33
    Martha A Pierce 9
    James R Pierce 8
    Barbara Pierce 4
    Hannah Brenman 37

  8. .

    1940 United States Federal Census
    Name: Barbara Pierce
    [Barbara Bush]
    Age: 14
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1926
    Gender: Female
    Race: White
    Birthplace: New York
    Marital Status: Single
    Relation to Head of House: Daughter
    Home in 1940: Rye, Westchester, New York
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Street: Onondaga
    House Number: 37
    Sheet Number: 63A
    Attended School or College: Yes
    Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
    Income Other Sources: No
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Marvin Pierce 46
    Pauline Pierce 44
    Marth A Pierce 20
    James Pierce 18
    Barbara Pierce 14
    Scott Pierce 9

  9. .

    New York, New York, Birth Index, 1910-1965
    Name: Barbara Pierce
    Birth Date: 8 Jun 1925
    Birth Place: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
    Certificate Number: 23976
    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. New York, New York, Birth Index, 1910-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.

    Original data: New York City Department of Health, courtesy of www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com. Digital Images.

  10.   .

    Barbara Pierce Bush
    Birth: 8 Jun 1925 New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
    Death: 17 Apr 2018 (aged 92) Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
    Burial: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA
    Memorial #: 7748443
    Bio: First Lady of the United States of America. Born on June 8 1925, as Barbara Pierce, she married future President George Herbert Walker Bush on January 6, 1945. She served as the First Lady from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993. She is the mother of Robin Bush, who died in 1953, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and President George W. Bush. In 1994 she released her autobiography, "Barbara Bush: A Memoir" among many other writings.
    Family Members
    Parents
    Marvin Pierce 1893-1969
    Pauline Robinson Pierce 1896-1949
    Spouse
    George Herbert Walker Bush* 1924-Unknown
    Siblings
    Martha Pierce Rafferty* 1920-1999
    James Robinson Pierce* 1922-1993
    Children
    George Walker Bush* 1946-Unknown
    Pauline Robinson Bush* 1949-1953
    Maintained by: Find A Grave
    Added: 9 Aug 2003
    URL: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7748443/barbara-bush
    Citation: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 April 2018), memorial page for Barbara Pierce Bush (8 Jun 1925–17 Apr 2018), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7748443, citing George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .

  11. .

    U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
    Name: Barbara Bush
    Birth Date: 8 Jun 1925
    Address: 111 N Post Oak Ln, Houston, TX, 77024-7703
    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

    Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.

  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Midland Reporter-Telegram.

    https://www.mrt.com/news/article/Barbara-Bush-dies-at-age-92-12842721.php accessed 20 Apr 2018
    Barbara Bush dies at age 92
    Michael Graczyk, Associated Press Published 7:20 pm, Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Midland Reporter-Telegram
    201 E. Illinois
    Midland, TX 79701
    (432) 682-531

  13. 13.0 13.1 .

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/21/politics/barbara-bush-funeral/index.html
    Barbara Bush honored as 'the first lady of the greatest generation'
    By Devan Cole and Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN, Updated 4:42 PM ET, Sat April 21, 2018
    Former first lady Barbara Bush White House ceremony 2013


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