Fillmore, Abigail Powers, 1927, Biographical Sketch
THE DAUGHTER of a Baptist clergyman, and a school teacher of a backwoods' district, Mrs. Fillmore, like several of her predecessors in the White House, was glad to delegate the administration of it to another; in this instance, her daughter, Mary Abigail Fillmore, a graduate of a normal school, who continued to teach school even after her father became Vice-President. Being of a scholastic mind, it was she who induced Congress to install a library in the President's home, the mansion having been until then a bookless desert. Both she and Mrs. Fillmore died shortly after the expiration of the President's term. Subsequently he married again, his second wife being Caroline (Carmichael) Mcintosh, a widow of Morristown, N. J.
1. Brief Biographies of our Presidents and the First Ladies of the Land, 1927, American Weekly, Inc., page 14.
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