Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves
American educator
Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves, librarian, educator, historian, editor is a granddaughter of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Her parents are Anna Roosevelt Dall and her first husband Curtis Bean Dall. She is usually known as "Sistie", "Ellie" or "Eleanor". Sistie, as she was affectionately called in the press during her grandparents' tenure in the White House, was named for her mother and grandmother, Eleanor Roosevelt.
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TELEVISION/RADIO; Aristocrat, Democrat and Suffering Wife
NYTimes - about 17 years
TO her admirers, she was manna from heaven, an unwavering voice for the downtrodden and oppressed. To her detractors, she was a dangerous meddler, a dilettante, a traitor to her class. On one point, however, these opponents shared the same view: for more than 30 years, Eleanor Roosevelt was the most powerful woman in America. Tomorrow at 9 p.m.,
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Curtis B. DAll, Wed To F.D.R. Daughter In 20's, Is Dead at 95
NYTimes - over 25 years
Curtis B. Dall, a retired stockbroker and a former son-in-law of President Franklin D. Roosevelt who later became chairman of the Liberty Lobby, died Friday at the Hospice of Northern Virginia in Arlington. He was 95 years old and lived in Alexandria. He died of natural causes, his family said. Mr. Dall was born in Manhattan and graduated from
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NYTimes - almost 33 years
It was family day at the National Conference on First Ladies as three daughters and a granddaughter of former first families discussed the joys and sorrows of their years in the White House. ''It's like a fairy-tale role you enter into and then it's the end, but the fairy tale never ends,'' said Susan Ford Vance. ''I always feel an empathy with
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NYTimes - almost 33 years
Betty Ford and Rosalynn Carter, whose husbands ran against each other for President in 1976, got together here today at what was described as the First National Conference on American First Ladies. Mrs. Ford, chairman of the conference at the Gerald R. Ford Museum here, said she hoped this kind of national exposure would ''open new doors to
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves
  • 2008
    Age 80
    She is an active participant in Democratic Party events in her area, and endorsed Barack Obama for the 2008 Presidential campaign.
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  • 1948
    Age 20
    In 1948, she married Van H. Seagraves.
    More Details Hide Details Together, they had three children (and six grandchildren): Children of Nicholas Delano Seagraves Children of David Delano Seagraves Children of Anna Fierst Seagraves is one of the few living Roosevelt family members who witnessed historic events first hand during the White House years and continues to be a reliable source of information regarding the Roosevelt family. She is very insightful regarding the life and times of the Hyde Park and Oyster Bay branches of the Roosevelt family. Seagraves also is one of the few surviving people who witnessed her grandmother's diplomacy. Each year, when Seagraves' grandmother held a picnic at Val-Kill for delinquent boys, she assisted Mrs. Roosevelt with these events. She was remarkably close to Eleanor Roosevelt throughout her life. Seagraves has enjoyed a career as an educator and librarian. She edited Delano's Voyages of Commerce and Discovery (1994), drawn from the journals of Amasa Delano, as well as The Val-Kill Cookbook (1984). Seagraves concentrated her career on keeping alive many of the causes her grandmother began and supported.
  • 1939
    Age 11
    Her mother would later remarry two more times and a younger half-brother, John Roosevelt Boettiger would join the family in 1939.
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  • 1933
    Age 5
    Sistie, as she was affectionately called in the press during her grandparents' tenure in the White House, was named for her mother and grandmother, Eleanor Roosevelt. When her parents separated in 1933 (they divorced in 1934), she along with her mother and brother Curtis moved into the White House with her grandparents.
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  • 1927
    Born in 1927.
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