History Tip of the Day – April 11th

George S. Patton marries Beatrice Ayer, May 26, 1910

Beatrice was a remarkable woman, capable of making conversation in German, French, Spanish, and Italian. She wrote a book and had a passion for music and drama. Her ferocious passion for her husband was such that, on one occasion, she physically attacked an officer who had disparaged her beloved Georgie. Patton had to pry her off the man when she knocked him down and was banging his head on the floor. She and Patton were married thirty-five years, enduring countless separations as he waged war in Mexico, Africa, France, and Germany. After Patton’s death, she never remarried, and died eight years after him.