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Ethel Carow Derby (Roosevelt)

Birthplace: Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States
Death: December 10, 1977 (86)
Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, 26th President of the USA and Edith Kermit Carow, First Lady
Wife of Dr. Richard Derby
Mother of Richard Derby, Jr.; Edith Roosevelt Williams; Sarah Alden Gannett and Judith Quentin Ames
Sister of Gen. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Medal of Honor; Kermit B. Roosevelt, Sr.; Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt and Quentin Roosevelt
Half sister of Alice Lee Longworth

Occupation: nurse
Managed by: Henn Sarv
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About Ethel Carow Derby

Ethel Carow Roosevelt Derby (1891-1977) was the daughter of Theodore and Edith Kermit Roosevelt. Pragmatic and compassionate even as a girl, Ethel graduated from Washington’s Cathedral School for Girls in 1906, and made her debut in the White House two years later. As First Daughter, she was much more private than her older half-sister, Alice. Ethel married Harvard and Columbia-educated surgeon Richard “Dick” Derby at age 22 in 1913. They lived in Oyster Bay with their children, Richard, Sara Alden, Judith, and Edith. 



  1. The Roosevelt Women By Betty Boyd Caroli. Page 373
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Ethel Carow Derby's Timeline

August 13, 1891
Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States
March 7, 1914
June 17, 1917
Manhattan, New York, New York County, New York, United States
December 11, 1920
Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States
December 11, 1923
New York, New York, United States
December 10, 1977
Age 86
Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States