Ethel Roosevelt Derby

Ethel Roosevelt Derby

Daughter of Theodore Roosevelt
Born Aug 13, 1891

Ethel Carow Roosevelt Derby was the youngest daughter and fourth child of the President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt. Known as The Queen of Oyster Bay and The First Lady of Oyster Bay by its Long Island residents, Ethel was instrumental in preserving both the legacy of her father as well as the family home, "Sagamore Hill" for future generations, especially after the death of her mother Edith in 1948.… Read More

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1891 Birth Born on August 13, 1891.
1901 9 Years Old In the White House, Ethel often filled in for her mother by placing meal orders and delegating tasks to the staff. She was only 10 years old when her father became President after William McKinley's assassination in 1901. … Read More


1908 16 Years Old Just months before the Roosevelts' departure from the White House, Ethel had her Debut and Coming Out Party in the White House on December 28, 1908. … Read More


1913 21 Years Old On April 4, 1913, she married Richard Derby, a surgeon. … Read More


1960 68 Years Old In 1960, she along with her daughter Edith, made a seconding speech for the nomination of Richard Nixon at the Republican National Convention. … Read More
1977 85 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1977 she made her final visit to the White House to see Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn.
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