Virginia Atkinson Chase born in Edina, Missouri.
Alexander Wilbourne Weddell born in Richmond, Virginia.
Alexander Graham Bell invents telephone.
United States celebrates centennial.
Virginia (Bertie) Chase graduates Miss Brown's School for Girls in New York and tours Europe.
Virginia Chase marries James Harrison Steedman in St. Louis, Missouri.
William McKinley assassinated, Theodore Roosevelt becomes president.
Wright Brothers fly first airplane.
A. Weddell attends George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. and clerks at Library of Congress.
Olympic Games held in the U.S. for the first time.
Louisiana Purchase Exposition held in St. Louis, Missouri.
Panama Canal legally transferred to U.S.
A. Weddell appointed private secretary to minister to Denmark.
A. Weddell passes foreign service exam.
A. Weddell named U.S. consul to Zanzibar.
A. Weddell commissioned U.S. consul to Catania, Italy.
Woodrow Wilson elected President.
16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution established income tax.
A. Weddell commissioned U.S. consul-general to Athens, Greece.
World War I begins after Archduke Ferdinand of Austria is assassinated.
Panama Canal opens.
Woodrow Wilson reelected president.
A. Weddell appointed diplomatic attache to Cairo, Egypt.
U.S. enters World War I.
J. Harrison Steedman is called to active service as naval engineer.
World War I ends.
League of Nations established.
A. Weddell commissioned U.S. consul-general to Calcutta, India.
19th Amendment passed, giving women the right to vote.
First successful commercial radio broadcast.
James Harrison Steedman dies leaving a substantial fortune to his widow Virginia Steedman.
V. Steedman makes a large donation to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C.
V. Steedman departs on world tour with Mr. and Mrs. William Cocke.
Russian White Cross honors V. Steedman for her large donation for refugee relief in Istanbul.
A. Weddell meets Virginia Steedman in Calcutta; they marry after a four-month courtship.
A. Weddell appointed U.S. consul-general to Mexico City.
V. & A. Weddell purchase Warwick Priory in England and ship the stones to Richmond.
First successful television transmission.
Lindbergh makes historic trans-Atlantic flight.
Virginia House completed.
V. & A. Weddell settle in Richmond after his resignation from the foreign service.
Virginia House deeded to Virginia Historical Society.
Stock market crashes, onset of Great Depression.
V. Weddell is delegate to the National Democratic Convention in Chicago; Roosevelt nominated.
V. Weddell organizes state and local chapters of the Woman's Organization for National Prohibition Reform.
A. Weddell appointed U.S. ambassador to Argentina.
21st Amendment repeals Prohibition.
A. Weddell chairs American delegation to the Pan American Commercial Conference.
A. Weddell serves as American representative at Chaco Peace Conference.
V. Weddell presented at the Court of St. James in London.
Spanish Civil War ends.
A. Weddell named U.S. ambassador to Spain.
V. Weddell establishes Fondo de Socorro Español de Mrs. Weddell (Mrs. Weddell's Spanish Relief Fund).
World War II begins when Germany invades Poland.
V. Weddell presented with Medal of Honor of the Red Cross in Madrid for her humanitarian efforts.
A. Weddell retires from the foreign service.
A. Weddell named president of the Virginia Historical Society.
United Nations founded.
Atomic bombs dropped on Japan.
Franklin Roosevelt dies and Harry Truman becomes president.
World War II ends.
A. & V. Weddell die in a train accident in Otterville, Missouri, on New Year's Day.