Lucy Ware Webb Hayes Home   Save
Works Progress Administration, Ohio Guide Photographs
Description: This image shows the home of Lucy Ware Webb Hayes in Chillicothe, Ohio. First Lady Lucy Ware Webb Hayes was born in this four-room Federal Vernacular house in 1831. Well educated for her time, she attended local schools, took classes in the preparatory department of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, and graduated from Wesleyan Female College in Cincinnati in 1850. She married lawyer and future U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1852. They raised five children to adulthood. As a colonel's wife during the Civil War, "Mother Lucy" boosted morale for the soldiers of the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry regiment. In 1870, during Hayes' first term as governor of Ohio, Lucy helped establish the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home as a state institution. (continued on other side) View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06447
Subjects: Hayes, Lucy Webb, 1831-1889; First ladies (United States); Chillicothe (Ohio)
Places: Chillicothe (Ohio); Ross County (Ohio)