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The wife of former president Franklin Pierce passes away from tuberculosis in Andover, Massachusetts

Jane Means Appleton Pierce, detail
12/02/1863
Jane Pierce, the wife of former president Franklin Pierce, died in the morning hours at Andover, Massachusetts.  She had suffered from tuberculosis for some time as well as serious depression following the death of her only surviving son Benjamin in a train crash in 1853.  She was buried in Concord, New Hampshire.  She was fifty-seven years old.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
"Death of Mrs. Franklin Pierce," New York Times, December 3, 1863, p.1. 

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