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January 21st, 2017

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Presidential parents: Garfield and Wilson

Two of the longest lived Presidential parents died on January 21.

In 1888, Eliza Ballou Garfield (mother of President James A. Garfield) died. Born on September 21, 1801, she was the second mother to outlive her President-son. She lived 86 years 123 days, and ranks #8 on the list of longest-lived Presidential mothers.

In 1903, Joseph Ruggles Wilson (father of President Woodrow Wilson) died. He was born on February 28, 1822, and died at the age of 80 years 327 days, ranking him eighth on the list of longest-lived Presidential fathers.