Alice Hathaway Roosevelt (Lee) (1861 - 1884) MP

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Birthplace: Chestnut Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in New York City,New York, USA
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About Alice Hathaway Roosevelt (Lee)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt (July 29, 1861 – February 14, 1884) was the first wife of Theodore Roosevelt. They had one child, Alice Lee Roosevelt..."

"...Born in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, the daughter of Caroline Watts (née Haskell) and George Cabot Lee, a prominent banker, Alice was tall for the era at 5'7", charming, athletic, strikingly beautiful and intelligent..."

"...Roosevelt, aged 22, married Alice Lee, aged 19, on October 27, 1880 (his 22nd birthday), at the Unitarian Church in Brookline, Massachusetts..."

"...Alice Roosevelt died in New York on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1884, on the fourth anniversary of their engagement, from Bright's disease, and childbirth complications. She was 22 years old. (On the same day and in the same house, Roosevelt's mother, Martha "Mittie" Bulloch Roosevelt also died, of typhoid fever.) T.R. was so distraught by Alice's death that except for a diary entry ("The light has gone out of my life") he hardly ever spoke of her again..."

"...The Roosevelts had one daughter: Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884–1980). According to a number of historians, Roosevelt's need to leave behind or suppress his experiences with his first wife were a source of deep resentment by his daughter. She was unable to get him to talk about her mother in any meaningful way. Her rebellious life finds some explanation in this sad aspect of her relationship with her father..."

"...In the immediate aftermath of his wife's death, Theodore turned the care of their newly-born infant daughter to his elder sister Anna, also known as Bamie, and embarked on a journey of personal discovery to his ranch in the Badlands of North Dakota. From this interlude Roosevelt would emerge a renewed man and would go on to the Presidency of the United States in 1901..."

Alice Hathaway Roosevelt was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, next to her mother-in-law..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2 August 2011, 22:09 UTC, <> [accessed 25 October 2011]

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Alice Hathaway Roosevelt's Timeline

July 29, 1861
Chestnut Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
October 27, 1880
Age 19
Brookline, Mass.
February 12, 1884
Age 22
New York, New York, New York, United States
February 14, 1884
Age 22
New York City,New York, USA
Greenwood Cem., Brookline, Ma