Pierce, Franklin Portrait by George Peter Alexander Healy
Franklin Pierce was born in 1804 and died in 1869. Pierce was personable and outgoing but his family life was a tragedy. His wife, Jane Means Appleton suffered from illness related to tuberculosis all her life and also was a victim of depression. They had three children all of whom died young. Franklin Jr died at 1 year of age, Frank Robert died at the age of four from typhus. Shortly after Pierce had won the election he and his family were trapped in a train from Boston when their car derailed and rolled down an embankment near Andover Massachusetts. Franklin and Jane survived but their only surviving boy, Benny who was 11 years old, was crushed to death and almost decapitated. So these are the circumstances in which President Pierce began his term in Washington DC. Pierce became a heavy drinker probably from all these hardships and died at the age of 64 from complications of cirrhosis of the liver.
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Inventory #60 - Portraits of Famous People