Off topic: A collection of trivia and other interesting facts, quizzes et al
Thread poster: Narasimhan Raghavan
Came across this url in a case of serendipity and thought of sharing it with my colleagues. One example is given below. There are much more out there. Enjoy and all the best.
"When John Tyler's first child came into the world, there were 19 states. When his last was born (nearly half a century later) there were 33.
John Tyler was the first President of the United States not to be elected to the office. He became Vice President under William Henry Harrison in 1841 and, when the new chief died of pneumonia after only one month after being inaugurated, Tyler found himself at America's helm.
The new president's first child had been born in 1815, and he had seven children at the time he took office (not including one who died as an infant). Luckily, he took some time off from his favorite hobby to run the country for a while. His major project, which he finally managed to accomplish just before his first and only term was done, was annexing the Republic of Texas into the United States.
In 1842, his first wife, Letitia, passed away. Two years later he became wed to his second wife, Julia, and upon leaving office, he found himself eager to hear the pitter-pat of little feet around the house again. His youngest child, Tazewell, was 16 when the first of Tyler's children with his new wife was born.
By the time the little Pearl was born in 1860, Tyler had fathered 15 children, 11 of them still living. And Pearl's oldest living sibling, Robert, was 44 years of age when she was born. John Tyler died on the eve of the Civil War in 1861, while Pearl lived well into her 80s, long enough to see World War II, before passing away in 1947.
• Mary Tyler (1815-1848)
• Robert Tyler (1816-1877)
• John Tyler (1819-1896)
• Letitia Tyler (1821-1907)
• Elizabeth Tyler (1823-1850)
• Anne Tyler (1825)
• Alice Tyler (1827-1854)
• Tazewell Tyler (1830-1874)
• David Tyler (1846-1927)
• John Alexander Tyler (1848-1883)
• Julia Tyler (1849-1871)
• Lachlan Tyler (1851-1902)
• Lyon Tyler (1853-1935)
• Robert Fitzwalter Tyler (1856-1927)
Pearl Tyler (1860-1947).]"
[Edited at 2004-01-26 11:52]
[Edited at 2004-01-26 11:53]
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