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Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Bess Truman Birthplace

 
 
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By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., August 16, 2019
1. Bess Truman Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  Elizabeth Virginia (Bess) Wallace, grand-daughter of Independence miller George Porterfield Gates and daughter of Margaret (Madge) Gates Wallace and David W. Wallace, was born at this residence on February 13, 1885.

Bess Wallace married Harry S Truman on June 28, 1919. Mrs. Truman became the first Lady of the United States upon her husband's succession to the Presidency on April 12, 1945.

Mrs. Truman died at her home, more familiarly known as the "Summer White House,"at 219 North Delaware Street on October 18, 1982.
 
Erected 1984 by Funded by the Heritage Commission, City of Independence, Missouri.
 
Location. 39° 5.115′ N, 94° 24.997′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on West Ruby Avenue just west of South Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 West Ruby Avenue, Independence MO 64050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hughes House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bryant House (about 700 feet away); Lewis-Bingham-Waggoner Estate
Bess Truman Birthplace image. Click for full size.
By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., August 16, 2019
2. Bess Truman Birthplace
(about 700 feet away); Woodlawn Cemetery Confederate Memorial (approx. mile away); Kritser House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Overfelt-Johnston House (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1827 Log Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harpie Club (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
Additional keywords. FLOTUS, First Ladies of the United States
 
Categories. Women
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2020, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2020, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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