Jackie Kennedy Onasis


Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born on July 28th, 1929 in East Hampton, Long Island. Jacqueline’s mother was Janet Lee Bouvier, a highly ambitious horseback rider. Jacqueline was nicknamed "Jackie" after her father, Jack Bouvier. Young Jackie’s parents were a very well off coupled. Her father had an estimated fortune of 7 million dollars and Janet came from a wealthy family also, her father had been chairman of the board of Chase National Bank.
Asides for the Bouviers wealth, the other thing they were most noted for was their beauty, Jack in particular. His slim nose, wide set blue eyes, shiny black hair and muscular build earned him the description ...

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looked like Jack Bouvier. (Birmingham)
Though Janet Lee’s family was well off, they were not members of the esteemed highest social caste as were the Bouviers. Janet lived her life with a constant sense of unease because of this difference in lineage.(Birmingham)
Because Black Jack was known for having erratic financial history, James Lee, Janet’s father, offered to allow Janet and Jack to live rent free in a building he owned. This offer came under one condition. Jack would have to cut back on his flamboyant lifestyle. (Heymann)

On March 3rd 1933, the Bouvier family was completed by the birth of Jackie’s sister, Lee. When Lee was born, Jackie was no longer the baby of the family.She spent most of her time tending and riding her horse. Jackie also excelled in school. She was so intelligent that she found all her elementary grade work as boring. Janet had once stated that, "Jackie’s intellectual ambition ran ahead of her ...

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considered good, these girls did.(Guthrie)

Janet did not stay single for long. Two years after her divorce from Jack, Janet remarried Hugh Auchincloss. Auchincloss was a Scottish man with good values and work ethics. Not only was Auchincloss a hard working man but his family had an equally high social standing as the Bouviers. Auchincloss’s fortune was also greater than the Bouviers. Hugh owned a large estate, Merrywood, in Virginia. At Merrywood he lived with Janet, his three children, Jackie and Lee, and soon the two children that Janet and he would have together,

(Lowe)

Jackie did not live in Merrywood for long, she soon went ...

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