A timeline of key moments from former first lady Rosalynn Carter’s 96 years
Landmarks and notable events in the life of former first lady Rosalynn Carter, who died Sunday at the age of 96:
Aug. 18, 1927:
Eleanor Rosalynn Smith is born at her family home in Plains, Georgia. She is the daughter of Wilburn Edgar Smith, a mechanic, and Allie Murray Smith, a seamstress and postal worker.
Late August 1927:
“Miss Lillian” Carter, a neighbor and nurse who delivered Rosalynn, brings her son, Jimmy, nearly 3 years old, to meet the new baby.