Woman of the Century/Anna Livingston S. Morton
MORTON, Mrs. Anna Livingston Street, wife of the Vice-President of the United States, born in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 18th May, 1846. Her father was a lawyer, William I. Street, a brother of the poet, Alfred B. Street. Her mother was Miss Susan Kearney, a cousin of General Phil Kearney. ANNA LIVINGSTON STREET MORTON. Miss Street was a pupil in Madame Richards' select school in New York City. She became the wife of Honorable Levi P. Morton, in New York City, in 1873. She is a most happy wife and the mother of five daughters, Edith, Lina, Helen, Alice and Mary, all yet under twenty years of age. In person Mrs. Morton is one of the most attractive women that have ever graced society in Washington. She is domestic in her tastes and takes deep interest in the education of her daughters. She is fond of reading and is a highly cultivated French scholar. Observation and travel have refined her taste in both art and literature. While the Vice-President and Mrs. Morton made Washington their home, the residence on Scott Circle dispensed a cordial hospitalitv during the social season. The house was perfect in all its appointments and was always thronged with visitors on reception days. Mrs. Morton's taste in dress is very simple as to style and cut, but rich and in harmony throughout. Vice-President and Mrs. Morton are the first to fill that place as house-holders in Washington since Mr. Colfax's regime. During the winter, regularly, one of the finest receptions is given by them, to meet the President and Mrs. Harrison, and it is followed by receptions and dinners, which include as guests the notable officials and distinguished citizens of the nation's capital. Mrs. Morton has enjoyed unusual advantages socially all her married life, and has spent much time abroad. The American colony in Paris were proud of her refined manners and the elegant hospitality of the American legation when Mr. Morton was minister plenipotentiary to France. In the rooms of the Washington home there are many works of art and choice souvenirs. One of these is a life-size portrait of Mrs. Morton, in a crimson dress, by Bonnat. With honors, happy In >me life and promising children, Mrs. Morton is to be called one of the happiest of women, and she looks it. Her greeting to even the humblest of strangers crossing her threshold is always as gracious as to the most elegant of her visitors, and therein lies the secret of her popularity, her kindness of heart and gentleness of manner to all.