On American History TV, the two wives of President Woodrow Wilson. Ellen Axson, who died in the White House during the summer of 1914. And Edith Bolling Galt, who married the widowed president in December 1915. After Woodrow Wilson's stroke, it was Edith who carefully guarded access to the president and who ignited a debate that continues to this day over how much power she exerted. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event.