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  • ID: I24646
  • Name: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt <<$>>-<<<
  • Surname: Roosevelt
  • Given Name: Anna Eleanor
  • Suffix: <<$>>-<<<
  • Prefix: First Lady
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 11 Oct 1884 in New York, New York
  • Death: 7 Nov 1962 in New York, New York of bone marrow tuberculosis
  • Burial: UNKNOWN Hyde Park, New York
  • Reference Number: 74136
  • _UID: 1B0B99B5B79C444584EFD88A132F9B858740
  • Event: Alt. Birth Alt Birth 12 Oct 1884 New York, New York, New York, USA
  • Event: Alt Birth 12 Oct 1884 New York, Ny
  • Event: First Lady of the United States Title Bet 1933 and 1945
  • Event: U. S. representative to the United Nations. Appointed Bet 1946 and 1962 New York, New York, New York, USA
  • Event: Alt Death 7 Oct 1962 New York, New York, New York, USA
  • Event: Pic
  • Note:
    A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved--and for some years one of the most reviled--women of her generation. She was born in New York City on October 11, 1884, daughter of lovely Anna Hall and Elliott Roosevelt, younger brother of Theodore. When her mother died in 1892, the children went to live with Grandmother Hall; her adored father died only two years later. Attending a distinguished school in England gave her, at 15, her first chance to develop self-confidence among other girls. Tall, slender, graceful of figure but apprehensive at the thought of being a wallflower, she returned for a debut that she dreaded. In her circle of friends was a distant cousin, handsome young Franklin Delano Roosevelt. They became engaged in 1903 and were married in 1905, with her uncle the President giving the bride away. Within eleven years Eleanor bore six children; one son died in infancy. "I suppose I was fitting pretty well into the pattern of a fairly conventional, quiet, young society matron," she wrote later in her autobiography. In Albany, where Franklin served in the state Senate from 1910 to 1913, Eleanor started her long career as political helpmate. She gained a knowledge of Washington and its ways while he served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy. When he was stricken with poliomyelitis in 1921, she tended him devotedly. She became active in the women's division of the State Democratic Committee to keep his interest in politics alive. From his successful campaign for governor in 1928 to the day of his death, she dedicated her life to his purposes. She became eyes and ears for him, a trusted and tireless reporter. When Mrs. Roosevelt came to the White House in 1933, she understood social conditions better than any of her predecessors and she transformed the role of First Lady accordingly. She never shirked official entertaining; she greeted thousands with charming friendliness. She also broke precedent to hold press conferences, travel to all parts of the country, give lectures and radio broadcasts, and express her opinions candidly in a daily syndicated newspaper column, "My Day." This made her a tempting target for political enemies but her integrity, her graciousness, and her sincerity of purpose endeared her personally to many--from heads of state to servicemen she visited abroad during World War II. As she had written wistfully at 14: "...no matter how plain a woman may be if truth & loyalty are stamped upon her face all will be attracted to her...." After the President's death in 1945 she returned to a cottage at his Hyde Park estate; she told reporters: "the story is over." Within a year, however, she began her service as American spokesman in the United Nations. She continued a vigorous career until her strength began to wane in 1962. She died in New York City that November, and was buried at Hyde Park beside her husband.

    Source: http://www2.lucidcafe.com/lucidcafe/library/95oct/roosevel.h tml

    Eleanor Roosevelt
    American First Lady & Humanitarian
    1884 -1962
    ------------------------------------------------------------ (Anna) Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884 in New York. Her family called her Eleanor. She was the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, but won fame in her own right for her humanitarian work, and as a role model for women in public life. One of her most noted quotations, and an excellent reflection of her attitude about life is: "It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."

    Eleanor married a distant cousin, Franklin Roosevelt, in 1905. Her father was deceased, but the bride was given away by her uncle, the President of the United States.

    When her husband was stricken with polio in 1921 she began to work on his behalf, making frequent fact-finding trips during his terms as governor of New York, and later as President. While First Lady, she went on nationwide lecture tours, and held over 350 press conferences for woman reporters only. She wrote a daily newspaper column and articles for many magazines. Eleanor was also a civil rights activist during her husband's tenure as President.

    Roosevelt served as a United States delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1951. In 1946 she was elected chairman of the UN's Human Rights Commission. She helped draft the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1961 she returned to the General Assembly. Later in 1961 President John F. Kennedy appointed her head of the Commission on the Status of Women.

    Eleanor Roosevelt wrote four books: This is My Story (1937); This I Remember (1950); On My Own (1958); and Tomorrow Is Now (published in 1963 after her death).
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    Source:http://www.wic.org/bio/roosevel.htm

    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Tribute to Greatness
    ------------------------------------------------------------ World-renowned, respected, and admired, Eleanor Roosevelt made many lasting and meaningful contributions to the welfare of mankind which have stood the rigorous test of time. Her humanitarian efforts on behalf of children, the oppressed and the poor earned her the love of millions throughout the world. She was, as President Truman said, "First Lady of the World."

    Her entire life was dedicated to others, even in the face of serious setbacks. When her husband's promising career seemed doomed by the crippling effects of polio, her help and encouragement gave him the will to persevere that eventually brought him to the Presidency of the United States.

    Both in private and public life, Mrs. Roosevelt manifested an unequaled concern for others. She taught at a school she had set up for poor children, ran a factory for the jobless and was an ardent advocate of equal rights--when that was an unpopular stand to take.

    As First Lady, Mrs. Roosevelt was an energetic and outspoken representative of the needs of people suffering from the Great Depression. Many of her ideas were incorporated into the New Deal Social Welfare Program.

    During World War II, she expanded her activities to the world stage, working at the United Nations to help found UNICEF and establish the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Later, she was named chairman of the Human Rights Commission and, at age 61, was asked to serve as a delegate to the first meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

    Eleanor Roosevelt was quoted as saying "You get more joy out of the giving to others, and should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give."

    Eleanor Roosevelt is truly a paragon of greatness.
    ==========
    Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

    A shy, awkward child,starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved--and for some years one of the most reviled--women of her generation.

    She was born in New York City on October 11, 1884, daughter of lovely Anna Hall and Elliott Roosevelt, younger brother of Theodore. When her mother died in 1892, the children went to live with Grandmother Hall; her adored father died only two years later. Attending a distinguished school in England gave her, at 15, her first chance to develop self -confidence among other girls.

    Tall, slender, graceful of figure but apprehensive at the thought of being a wallflower, she returned for a debut that she dreaded. In her circle of friends was distant cousin, handsome young Franklin Delano Roosevelt. They became engaged in 1903 and were married in 1905, with her uncle the President giving the bride away. Within eleven years Eleanor bore six children; one son died in infancy."I suppose I was fitting pretty well into the pattern of a fairly conventional, quiet, young society matron," she wrote later in her autobiography.

    In Albany, where Franklin served in the state Senate from 1910 to 1913,Eleanor started her long career as political helpmate. She gained a knowledge of Washington and its ways while he served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy. When he was stricken with poliomyelitis in 1921,she tended him devotedly. She became active in the women's division of the State Democratic Committee to keep his interest in politics alive. From his successful campaign for governor in 1928 to the day of his death, she dedicated her life to his purposes. She became eyes and ears for him, a trusted and tireless reporter.

    When Mrs. Roosevelt came to the White House in 1933, she understood social conditions better than any of her predecessors and she transformed the role of First Lady accordingly. She never shirked official entertaining; she greeted thousands with charming friendliness. She also broke precedent to hold press conferences, travel to all parts of the country, give lectures and radio broadcasts, and express her opinions candidly in a daily syndicated newspaper column, "My Day."

    This made her a tempting target for political enemies but her integrity,her graciousness, and her sincerity of purpose endeared her personally to many--from heads of state to servicemen she visited abroad during World War II. As she had written wistfully at 14: "...no matter how plain a woman may be if truth & loyalty are stamped upon her face all will be attracted to her...."

    After the President's death in 1945 she returned to a cottage at his Hyde Park estate; she told reporters: "the story is over." Within a year,however, she began her service as American spokesman in the United Nations. She continued a vigorous career until her strength began to wane in 1962. She died in New York City that November, and was buried at Hyde Park beside her husband.

    Note: Eleanor "Anna" Roosevelt (1st Lady) and Theodore Roosevelt II are 1st cousins. Their common ancestors are Theodore Roosevelt and Martha Bullock.
  • Change Date: 21 Jul 2011 at 01:00:00



    Father: Elliot Roosevelt Sr <<$>> b: 28 Feb 1860 in New York, New York
    Mother: Anna Rebecca Hall -<<< b: 1863 in New York, New York

    Marriage 1 Franklin Delano Roosevelt I <<$>>-<<< b: 30 Jan 1882 in Hyde Park, Dutchess,New York
    • Married: 17 Mar 1905 in New York New York New York
    Children
    1. Has Children Anna Eleanor Roosevelt <<$>>-<<< b: 3 May 1906 in Hyde Park, Dutchess, New York, USA
    2. Has Children James Roosevelt <<$>>-<<< b: 23 Dec 1907 in Hyde Park, Dutchess, New York, USA
    3. Has No Children Franklin Delano Roosevelt II <<$>>-<<< b: 1909
    4. Has Children Elliott Roosevelt <<$>>-<<< b: 26 Oct 1910
    5. Has Children Franklin Delano Roosevelt II <<$>>-<<< b: 17 Aug 1914 in Campobello, New Brunswick, Canada
    6. Has No Children John Aspinwall Roosevelt >< b: 13 Mar 1916
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