Pauline <I>Robinson</I> Pierce


Pauline Robinson Pierce

Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Death 23 Sep 1949 (aged 53)
Rye, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Rye, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 143002073 View Source

Pauline Robinson was born 28 April 1896 in Dayton, Ohio to Ohio Supreme Court justice, James Edgar Robinson (1868-1932) and his wife Lula Dell Flickinger (1875-1957) and died on 23 September 1949 in Rye, New York. She married in 1918 to Marvin Pierce (1893-1969), who later became president of McCall Corporation, the publisher of the popular women's magazines Redbook and McCall's. They had four children together:

Martha Pierce Rafferty (1920-1999)
James Pierce (1921-1993)
Barbara Pierce Bush (born 1925), First Lady of the United States of America
Scott Pierce (born 1930)

W magazine once described Pauline Robinson as "beautiful, fabulous, critical, and meddling" and "a former beauty from Ohio with extravagant tastes". On 23 September 1949, Pauline was killed in an automobile accident in Harrison, Westchester County, New York, when Marvin, who was driving the car, lost control as he reached over to stop a cup of hot coffee from sliding across the seat onto his wife. The car crashed into a tree on Purchase St, killing Pauline instantly at 8:12 a.m. She was 53 years old.

Their third child Barbara Pierce, later became the wife of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush and mother of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush.

Pauline was an avid gardener and served as the Garden Club of America conservation chairman.

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