Chester Arthur, Born October 5, 1829, was one of five Presidents who was never elected — he took office after James Garfield's assassination and served nearly a full term as the 21st President of the United States.
Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur - wife of Pres. Chester Arthur - Their marriage was a little strained because she was loyalties to the Confederacy, while her husband was not. They had 3 children (one son died at the age of 3) - another son and a daughter lived to adulthood. In January, 1880, Ellen caught a cold & quickley developed pneumonia. She died 2 days later at 42.