Saturday, March 21, 2015

Matthiews' American Armoury : Theodore ROOSEVELT

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE, President U.S.A., of Washington, D.C. (Son of Theodore Roosevelt, and Martha Bulloch, a descendant of Archibald Bulloch, the first Revol. Gov. of Georgia. — Descended from Klaas Martensezen Van Roosevelt, from Zeeland, Holland, settled in New Amsterdam 1649, m Jannetje Samuels-Thomas).

Born at N.Y. City, Oct. 27, 1858 ; succeeded to the U.S. Presidency Sept. 1901, inaugurated Mar. 4, 1905; Grad. Harvard Univ. 1880; LL.D. Columbia Univ., 1899; LL.D. Hope College, 1901 ; LL.D. Yale, 1901 ; LL.D, Harvard, 1902; Gov. of New York, 1898-1900; Mem. N.Y. State Assembly, 1882-83-84 ; Lieut, and Capt. 8th Regt. N.G.S.N.Y., 1884-88; U.S. Civil Commr., 1889-94; Police Commr. N.Y., 1895; Assist.-Sec. of the U.S. Navy, 1897-98; Col. ist Regt. U.S.V. Cavalry (Rough Riders), Santiago de Cuba, Spanish-American War; in (istly) Oct. 27, 1880, Alice Hathaway Lee; m (andly) Dec. 2, 1886, Edith Kermit, Carow.

(By 1st m.)
i. Alice Lee, m Feb. 17, 1906, Nicholas Longworth.
(By 2nd m.)
i. Theodore, b Sept. 13, 1887.
ii. Kermit, b Oct. 10, 1889.
iii. Archibald B., b April 17, 1894.
iv. Quentin, b Nov. 19, 1897.
i. Ethel C.

Arms — Argent, on a mount vert, a rose bush with three roses in full bloom proper.
Crest — Three ostrich feathers per pale gules and argent.
Motto — Qui plantavit curabit.

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