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Adèle Cutts Douglas (New York Times)

“Mrs. Robert Williams,” New York Times, January 28, 1899, p. 7: 4.

Mrs. Robert Williams.

Mrs. Robert Williams, who married Stephen A. Douglas in the zenith of his political career, and who was one of the most brilliant figures in Washing ton society life since the days of Dolly Madison, died at her residence in Washington Thursday night. She was a Miss Adele Cutts, a daughter of James Madison Cutts, once Controller of the Treasury. She married Stephen A. Douglas, and accompanied him in his famous political campaign about the country just prior to the civil war. On his death she lived the life of a recluse until she met Adjutant Gen. Williams and was married to him.

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