Theodore Roosevelt, Sr.

Theodore Roosevelt, Sr.

Businessman + Participant + Philanthropist
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.… Read More

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1831 Birth Born on September 22, 1831.
1835 3 Years Old Theodore Roosevelt Sr.'s wife was Martha "Mittie" Bulloch of Roswell, Georgia, who was born in 1835 and died in 1884. They were married on December 22, 1853, at Martha's historic family mansion, Bulloch Hall in Roswell. … Read More


1858 26 Years Old Theodore and Mittie had two daughters and two sons. His eldest child was Anna, nicknamed "Bamie" as a child and "Bye," as an adult for being always on the go. His eldest son was Theodore, Jr. born at 28 East 20th Street in the modern-day Gramercy section of New York City on October 27, 1858. … Read More


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


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.
1878 46 Years Old Died on February 9, 1878.
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