Cleveland, Rose

WRITER (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
BORN 13 Jun 1846, Fayetteville, New York - DIED 22 Nov 1918, Bagni di Lucca, Toscana
GRAVE LOCATION Bagni di Lucca, Toscana: Cimitero degli Inglesi, Via Letizia

Rose Cleveland was the sister of Grover Cleveland, who became president of the USA in 1885. Because he was unmarried she acted as First Lady until he married Frances Folsom in 1886.

In 1890 she started a lesbian affair with the rich widow Evangeline Simpson. Their relationship ended when Evangeline married the clergyman Henry Benjamin Whipple, but after his death in 1901 they came together again. She died in 1919 of the Spanish fever. Evangeline Whipple was buried next to her in 1930 at the English Cemetery in Bagni di Lucca, Toscany.

Images

The grave of Rose Cleveland at the Cimitero degli Inglesi, Bagna di Lucca.
Picture by Androom (18 Feb 2018)

 

The grave of Nelly Erichsen, Rose Cleveland and Evangeline Whipple at the Cimitero degli Inglesi, Bagna di Lucca.
Picture by Androom (18 Feb 2018)

 

Sources
Rose Cleveland - Wikipedia


Clifford, Lucy

Published: 25 Nov 2018
Last update: 25 Nov 2018