ROOSEVELT, Edith Kermit (néeCAROW) [1861-1948] -- American first lady
United States, FLOTUS 27
President [Theodore] Roosevelt,
was born in Norwich, Conn., Aug. 6, 1861;
daughter of Charles and Gertrude Elizabeth (Tyler) Carow;
granddaughter of Isaac and Eliza (Mowatt) Carow, and of Daniel and Emily (Lee) Tyler,
and a descendant of Isaac Quereau and Judith Quentin (Huguenots)
who emigrated from France after the revocation of the edict of Nantes,
first to Holland and then to New York city,
and of Job Tyler and Mary, his wife,
who emigrated from Shropshire, England,
were admitted to the town of Newport, R. I., 1638 (Colonial Records, Vol. 1., p. 92)
and settled at Andover, Mass., 1639.
She was educated in New York city, and was married Dec. 2, 1886, to Theodore Roosevelt.
They made their home at Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y.
Following are the names of their children:
Theodore, Jr., born Sept. 13, 1887;
Kermit, born Oct. 10, 1889;
Ethel Carow, born Aug. 10, 1891;
Archibald Bulloch, born April 9, 1894;
Quentin, born Nov. 19, 1897.
On the accession of her husband to the Presidency she removed to the White House,
where her social duties were made secondary to those of her household,
and the home-life at Sagamore Hill with its well ordered routine
of study and recreation in which the whole family joined, was maintained.
- Spouse: ¤ROOSEVELT, Theodore [1858-1919] American politician, 26° POTUS, reformer, soldier, author