John Ellis Roosevelt

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John Ellis Roosevelt

Death: Died
Place of Burial: Kings, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Barnwell Roosevelt and Elizabeth Roosevelt
Husband of Nannie Mitchell Roosevelt
Father of Anita B Roosevelt; Gladys Dick and Jean Schermerhorn Roosevelt
Brother of Robert Barnwell Roosevelt; Margaret Barnhill Roosevelt and Helen Roosevelt
Half brother of Maj. Granville R. Fortescue, Rough Rider

Managed by: Douglas Arthur Kellner
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About John Ellis Roosevelt

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John Ellis Roosevelt (February 25, 1853 - March 9, 1939) was a lawyer and the president of the Elkhorn Valley Coal Land Company and secretary of the Broadway Improvement Company. He owned the John Ellis Roosevelt Estate.


He was born on February 25, 1853 to Robert Barnwell Roosevelt and Elizabeth Ellis. He had a brother, Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, Jr. (1866-1929).

On February 19, 1879 he married Nannie Mitchell Vance (1860-1913) in Manhattan and they had two children, Gladys Roosevelt (1889-1926) who married Fairman Rogers Dick (1885-1976) and Jean Schemerhorn Roosevelt (1891-1984).

His wife died on September 26, 1912 of typhoid.

In 1916 he married Edith Hammersley (1884-1943) and then tried to have the marriage annulled.

In 1926 his daughter, Gladys Roosevelt (1889-1926) was killed in a horse riding accident at the Meadow Brook Hunt Club.

He died on March 9, 1939 in Delray Beach, Florida.

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John Ellis Roosevelt's Timeline

February 25, 1853
Age 28
Age 35
New York, United States
Age 38
New York, United States
March 9, 1939
Age 86
Kings, New York, United States