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  Wallace, Ilo Browne
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NameIlo Browne Wallace
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Indianola, Iowa , United States
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Born March 10, 1888
DiedFebruary 22, 1981 (92 years)
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Last ModifedThomas Walker
Sep 26, 2008 01:21pm
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InfoDaughter of James Lytle Browne and Harriet Lindsay. Married Henry A. Wallace on May 20, 1914.

Ilo Browne Wallace (10 March 1888—22 February 1981) was the wife of Henry A. Wallace, the 33rd U.S Vice President and later Secretary of Commerce. She was the Second Lady of the United States from 1941 until 1945. She was the sponsor of the USS Iowa (BB-61).

Born in Indianola, Iowa, she was the daughter of James Lytle Browne and his wife, the former Harriet Lindsay.

She married Henry Agard Wallace in Des Moines, Iowa, on 20 May 1914. They had three children: Henry Browne Wallace (1915-2005), Jean Wallace, and Robert Browne Wallace. Her husband later became the editor in chief of Wallace's Farmer, an influential Midwestern farming magazine that had been founded by his father, Henry Cantwell Wallace, a future U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

A small inheritance she received from her parents enabled the Wallaces and their business partners to establish, in 1926, Hi-Bred Corn Company, which developed and distributed hybrid maize and eventually transformed agriculture. The company is now known as Pioneer Hi-Bred, the world's largest seed company.

She died at the Wallace estate, Farvue Farm, in South Salem, New York.

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Husband Henry A. Wallace May 20, 1914-Nov 18, 1965
Son Henry Browne Wallace 1915-2005
Son Robert Wallace 1918-2002
Grandson Scott Wallace 0000-
Daughter Jean Browne Wallace 1920-2011
Father In-Law Henry Cantwell Wallace 1866-1924

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