James Roosevelt Roosevelt
|James Roosevelt Roosevelt|
|Born||April 27, 1854|
|Died||May 7, 1927 (aged 73)|
|Spouse(s)||Helen Schermerhorn Astor
Helen Rebecca Roosevelt
|Parent(s)||James Roosevelt I
Rebecca Brien Howland
|Relatives||William Backhouse Astor, Jr. (father-in-law)
Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor (mother-in-law)
James Roosevelt "Rosy" Roosevelt (April 27, 1854 – May 7, 1927) was an American heir, diplomat and the older half-brother of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR).
James Roosevelt Roosevelt was born on April 27, 1854. He was the son of James Roosevelt I (1828–1900) and his first wife, Rebecca Brien Howland (1831–1876), who were second cousins. He was described as "an aimless if charming member of New York society's sporting set." When his father died in 1900, the estate was split between Rosy and FDR.
On November 18, 1878, Rosy married Helen Schermerhorn Astor (1855–1893), the second daughter of businessman William Astor, Jr. (1829–1892) and socialite Caroline Schermerhorn (1830–1908). Roosevelt and Helen had two children:
- James Roosevelt "Tadd" Roosevelt, Jr. (1879–1958), who married Sadie Messinger (c. 1880–1940)
- Helen Rebecca Roosevelt (1881–1962), who in 1904 married Theodore Douglas Robinson (1883–1934), the eldest nephew of President Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)
After his first wife's death in 1893, Roosevelt married Elizabeth Riley in 1914.
Roosevelt died on May 7, 1927. His second wife outlived him, and died in 1948.
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