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DOZ Inspirational Biography Mercy James Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Born into the lovely family of the French stockbroker John Vernou “Black Jack” Bouvier iii and the Irish socialite mother Janet Norton Lee on July 28, 1929, in Southampton New York City, Jacqueline was raised to be an amazing woman. She was loved by her father above every other child in the family and was motivated by her paternal grandmother. Jacqueline idolized her father and always tried to learn from each of his steps. She became a confident woman from her early childhood. Being a multitalented woman, Jacqueline could fit into several aspects of life. She was a fantastic horse rider, an enthusiastic woman, and a dancer. Jacqueline demonstrated that the brain is not a respecter of gender but responds to development. She was an avid reader and excellent at learning languages. Life is never a straight journey, even that which appears pleasant can turnaround to give a bitter experience. Things changed after the Wall Street crash in 1929. Her parents divorced, and the once happy family became separated. Though the effect of the divorce was severe on her father, her mother was quick to move on by marrying another man Hugh Dudley Auchincloss Jr. Jacqueline had to move into a new home in merry wood estate Virginia with her mother but never forgot her father and the moments they shared. Though she felt like a stranger sometimes, she was provided with a more DOZ Magazine | February 2019 stable environment and had a better social experience which sometimes made her feel like an outsider because she was the only child from a divorced family in her circle. Divorce has been the source of sorrow for many children especially the female ones because broken homes do more harm than good. In the case of Jacqueline, she found strength in weakness and eventually turned out to be the role model of so many people. She managed her emotions properly, continued her education, and later graduated with a bachelor of arts in French literature from Washington University. She began a journey into fame in 1952 after meeting with John F. Kennedy at a dinner party. He would later become the president of the United States. Jacqueline married John F. Kennedy at the age of 31 making her the youngest first lady since Frances Cleveland. She was also the first Catholic woman to attain the position of the first lady of the United States of America. It was believed that fame and wealth make women lose their dignity and respect, but Jacqueline proved the world wrong by her lifestyle and by also restoring the White House. Following the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, Jacqueline married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Socrates Onassis. Before her death on May 19, 1994, she was an international fashion icon, and after her death, she was recognized as one of the most popular First Ladies and also got a place on the list of Gallup’s Most-Admired men and Women of the 20th century in 1999. Situations can be tough, but none is too difficult to overcome. A broken home is never a reason to fail in life. 12 D eath is inevitable, yet some people have bought a place for themselves in the heart of many people on earth. Though they are gone yet, they live forever as heroes. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is one of the women whose name has found a place in the hall of fame and the heart of many humans as a source of inspiration to become a better person.