Theodore Roosevelt, Sr.
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Theodore Roosevelt, Sr.

Philanthropist and Father of President Theodore Roosevelt
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Born Sep 22, 1831
Hometown New York City
Died Feb 9, 1878
Death Place New York City

Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. was the father of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and the paternal grandfather of American first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. He was the son of Cornelius Van Schaak Roosevelt and Margaret Barnhill. He was a fourth-generation Dutch New Yorker and participant in the Roosevelt family business of plate-glass importing, Roosevelt and Son. Roosevelt Sr. was a noted New York City philanthropist. He helped found the New York City Children's Aid Society, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, and the New York Children's Orthopaedic Hospital. A participant in the dazzling New York society life, he was described by one historian as a man of both "good works and good times. " In December 1877 he was nominated to be Collector of the Port of New York but was rejected by the U.S. Senate.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1831 Birth Born on September 22, 1831.

TWENTIES

1853 21 Years Old Thee married Martha Stewart "Mittie" Bulloch (1835—1884) of Roswell, Georgia on December 22, 1853. … Read More

THIRTIES

1864 32 Years Old …  The elder Roosevelt meticulously listed every donation received in a Union League Report dated December 1864. … Read More

FORTIES

1877 45 Years Old …  In December 1877 he was nominated to be Collector of the Port of New York but was rejected by the U.S. Senate. … Read More
1878 46 Years Old Died on February 9, 1878.