Edith Roosevelt - 2nd wife of Theodore Roosevelt.  Married in 1896,at 25. She was the ultimate First Lady, as she guarded her family's privacy, while acting as a gentle, high-bred hostess, never critical and always tolerant in the little insincerities of political life.  She gave birth to 5 children & was stepmother to Alice, in which there was a love-hate relationship. She died at 87 - 29 years after her husband in Oyster Bay, NY.

Edith Roosevelt - 2nd wife of Theodore Roosevelt. Married in 1896,at 25. She was the ultimate First Lady, as she guarded her family's privacy, while acting as a gentle, high-bred hostess, never critical and always tolerant in the little insincerities of political life. She gave birth to 5 children & was stepmother to Alice, in which there was a love-hate relationship. She died at 87 - 29 years after her husband in Oyster Bay, NY.

Edith Roosevelt's 1905 Inaugural Gown. A robin’s-egg blue silk gown with a design of plumes and birds woven in gold thread. The pattern for the fabric was destroyed so that the first lady’s dress could not be copied. The skirt was altered and the original bodice removed before the dress was donated to the Smithsonian.

Edith Roosevelt's 1905 Inaugural Gown. A robin’s-egg blue silk gown with a design of plumes and birds woven in gold thread. The pattern for the fabric was destroyed so that the first lady’s dress could not be copied. The skirt was altered and the original bodice removed before the dress was donated to the Smithsonian.

The 26th First Lady of The White House Edith Roosevelt (Theodore Roosevelt's second wife)

The 26th First Lady of The White House Edith Roosevelt (Theodore Roosevelt's second wife)

Family portrait of the 26th American President from c.1901 - c.1909, Theodore Roosevelt, (1858-1919). ~ Pictured here, with his second wife Edith Carow Roosevelt, and the five children, c.1895. ~ {cwl} ~ (Getty Images)

Family portrait of the 26th American President from c.1901 - c.1909, Theodore Roosevelt, (1858-1919). ~ Pictured here, with his second wife Edith Carow Roosevelt, and the five children, c.1895. ~ {cwl} ~ (Getty Images)

Edith Roosevelt: The second wife of Theodore Roosevelt, she remodeled the White House at a cost of $475,000

From Martha to Michelle: The changing faces (and fashions) of America's 43 First Ladies

Edith Roosevelt: The second wife of Theodore Roosevelt, she remodeled the White House at a cost of $475,000

TR learned of the death of his youngest son Quentin in July of 1918. Quentin, a fighter pilot for the US Army Air Corps in WW1, was shot down behind enemy lines.    "Grandfather" Roosevelt hugs baby granddaughter Edith Roosevelt Derby, 1918.

TR learned of the death of his youngest son Quentin in July of 1918. Quentin, a fighter pilot for the US Army Air Corps in WW1, was shot down behind enemy lines. "Grandfather" Roosevelt hugs baby granddaughter Edith Roosevelt Derby, 1918.

Edith Roosevelt  ~ Being in centre of things is very interesting, yet the same proportions remain. When I read “The World is to much with us” or “Oh for a closer walk with God” they mean just what they did, so I don’t believe I have been forced into the “first lady of the land” model of my predecessors.”

Edith Roosevelt ~ Being in centre of things is very interesting, yet the same proportions remain. When I read “The World is to much with us” or “Oh for a closer walk with God” they mean just what they did, so I don’t believe I have been forced into the “first lady of the land” model of my predecessors.”

Edith Roosevelt  1861-1884 ---The second wife of Theodore Roosevelt. She quickly assumed position as First Lady upon the assassination of  President McKinley. It was said of her that she so fiercely guarded the privacy of her family that.."One might live in the same in the house with her for 20 years and never really know her."

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Edith Roosevelt 1861-1884 ---The second wife of Theodore Roosevelt. She quickly assumed position as First Lady upon the assassination of President McKinley. It was said of her that she so fiercely guarded the privacy of her family that.."One might live in the same in the house with her for 20 years and never really know her."

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