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date: 21 September 2019

Cleveland, Frances Folsomlocked

(21 July 1864–29 October 1947)
  • Betty Boyd Caroli

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Cleveland, Frances Folsom (21 July 1864–29 October 1947), wife of Grover Cleveland, wife of Grover Cleveland, was born in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of Oscar Folsom, an attorney, and Emma Harmon. Frances Folsom knew Grover Cleveland as her father’s law partner. When Oscar Folsom died in an accident in 1875, his law partner took over management of his estate and became in effect, although not in fact, Frances Folsom’s guardian. Twenty-seven years her senior, he played the part of doting uncle to “Frankie” while piling up remarkable political victories, rising from mayor of Buffalo to governor of the state....

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