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Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt (August 6, 1861September 30, 1948), second wife of Theodore Roosevelt, was First Lady of the United States from 1901 to 1909. public domain image from whitehouse. ... August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. ... Martha Washington, Original First Lady of the United States. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Edith Kermit Carow knew Theodore Roosevelt from infancy; as a toddler she became a playmate of his younger sister Corinne. Born in Norwich, Connecticut, daughter of Charles (1825-1883) and Gertrude Tyler Carow (1836-1895), she grew up in an old New York City brownstone on Union Square -- an environment of comfort and tradition. After the death of a stillborn sibling the previous year, Edith was born. Young Edith Carow had a younger sister, Emily Tyler Carow (1865-1939). Throughout childhood she and "Teedie" were in and out of each other's houses. Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (September 27, 1861- February 17, 1933) was the younger sister of former President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt and an aunt of former First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt. ... Norwich, known as The Rose of New England, is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Union Square Union Square (also known as Union Square Park) is an important and historic intersection in New York City, located where Broadway and the Bowery came together in the early 19th century. ... The expected result of pregnancy is the birth of a living child. ...


Attending Miss Comstock's school, she acquired the proper finishing touch for a young lady of that era. A quiet girl who loved books, she was often Theodore's companion for summer outings at Oyster Bay, Long Island; but this ended when he entered Harvard College. Although she attended his wedding to Alice Hathaway Lee in 1880, their lives ran separately until 1885, when he was a young widower with an infant daughter, Alice. Oyster Bay is the name of a hamlet and census-designated place on the North Shore of Long Island in Nassau County in the state of New York, USA. The hamlet is also the site of a station on the Long Island Rail Road and the eastern termination point of... Mercator projection of Long Island Long Island is an island in New York, USA. It has an area of 1,377 square miles (3567 km²) and a population of 7. ... Harvard Yard Harvard College is the undergraduate section and oldest school of Harvard University, having been founded in 1636. ... Alice Hathaway Lee was only seventeen when she first met Theodore Roosevelt on Oct 18, 1878 Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt (July 29, 1861 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts – February 14, 1884 in Manhattan, New York) was the first wife of Theodore Roosevelt and the mother of their only child together, Alice... Alice Roosevelt, taken about 1900. ...

Theodore Roosevelt and Edith were married in London in December 1886. They settled down in a house on Sagamore Hill, at Oyster Bay, headquarters for a family that added five children in ten years: Theodore Jr., Kermit, Ethel Carow, Archibald Bulloch, and Quentin. Throughout Roosevelt's intensely active career, family life remained close and entirely delightful. For a short time before reaching the White House, she found herself in competition with future First Lady Helen Taft when Mrs. Taft gave birth to Helen Taft on August 1, 1891 almost two weeks before Ethel Roosevelt was born on August 13, 1891. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3904x4928, 1278 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Edith Roosevelt ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3904x4928, 1278 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Edith Roosevelt ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... Sagamore Hill was the home of President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. ... Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt Jr. ... Kermit Roosevelt, explorer, author and soldier, accompanied his father on expeditions to Africa and the Amazon Kermit Roosevelt I (October 10, 1889–June 4, 1943) was a son of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. ... Ethel Roosevelt Derby in 1912 - Ethel was Theodore Roosevelts second daughter Ethel Carow Roosevelt Derby (August 13, 1891-December 10, 1977) was the youngest daughter and fourth child of the President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt. ... Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt (April 9, 1894 - October 13, 1979) was an American businessman. ... Lt. ... White House portrait Helen Herron Nellie Taft (June 2, 1861 - May 22, 1943), wife of William Howard Taft, was First Lady of the United States from 1909 to 1913. ... Helen Herron Taft Manning (August 1, 1891 in Cincinnati, Ohio-February 21, 1987), was the daughter of President of the United States William Howard Taft and his wife Helen. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ...

Roosevelt Family, 1903

After William McKinley's assassination, Mrs. Roosevelt assumed her new duties as First Lady with characteristic dignity. She meant to guard the privacy of a family that attracted everyone's interest, and she tried to keep reporters outside her domain. The public, in consequence, heard little of the vigor of her character, her sound judgment, her efficient household management. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (747x722, 116 KB) Pres. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (747x722, 116 KB) Pres. ... William McKinley, Jr. ...


But in this administration the White House was unmistakably the social center of the land. Beyond the formal occasions, smaller parties brought together distinguished men and women from varied walks of life. Three family events were highlights: the debut of "Princess Alice" in 1902, the wedding of "Princess Alice" to Nicholas Longworth, and Ethel's debut. A perceptive aide described the First Lady as "always the gentle, high-bred hostess; smiling often at what went on about her, yet never critical of the ignorant and tolerant always of the little insincerities of political life." Cover of Time Magazine (March 9, 1925) Nicholas Longworth (November 5, 1869-April 9, 1931) was a prominent American politician in the Republican Party during the first third of the 20th century. ...


After his death in 1919, she traveled abroad but always returned to Sagamore Hill as her home. She kept till the end her interest in the Needlework Guild, a charity which provided garments for the poor, and in the work of Christ Church at Oyster Bay. Mrs. Roosevelt came out of retirement in 1932 and gave a seconding speech on the behalf of Herbert Hoover in his bid for re-election, thus campaigning against her nephew-in-law FDR. She died at her Oyster Bay home in New York on September 30, 1948, at the age of 87. Retirement is the status of a worker who has stopped working. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964), the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933), was a world-famous mining engineer and humanitarian administrator. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ... Oyster Bay is the name of several places: Oyster Bay, New York, a hamlet in the town of Oyster Bay (town), New York, on Long Island, New York, United States of America Oyster Bay, Florida, a bay in Lee County, Florida, United States of America Oyster Bay, New South Wales... NY redirects here. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Preceded by
Ida Saxton McKinley
First Lady of the United States
1901–1909
Succeeded by
Helen Herron Taft

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