Thursday, February 14, 2013

February 14: T. Roosevelt Suffers Double Loss

On this date in History .... 1884:

Theodore Roosevelt’s wife and mother die hours apart.  His mother died of typhoid fever and his wife died of Bright’s disease, a kidney illness.
Roosevelt was devastated by the double loss.  He had his sister raise his daughter Alice and headed to the Dakota territories where he ranched and even served as sheriff for a couple of years. He came back to the east coast in 1886 and got re-involved in politics, becoming President in 1901.

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