Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

Female11 October 1884–7 November 1962

Brief Life History of Anna Eleanor

When Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born on 11 October 1884, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, her father, Elliott Roosevelt, was 24 and her mother, Anna Rebecca Hall, was 21. She married President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on 17 March 1905, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1920 and Albany, Albany, New York, United States in 1930. She died on 7 November 1962, in Hyde Park, Hyde Park, Dutchess, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hyde Park, Hyde Park, Dutchess, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Marriage: 17 March 1905
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
General James Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr.
General Elliot Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr
John Aspinwall Roosevelt

Sources (88)

  • Eleanor Roosevelt in household of Franklin D Roosevelt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eleanor Roosevelt, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, "BillionGraves Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1905Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1887 · Monotype Type-Casting Machine

    Age 3

    June 7, 1887, Tolbert Lanston patented his Monotype machine. It typed individual characters instead of lines like the Linotype machine.

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 22

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch: habitational name, either from a farm named Rozenveld (there is one in Zeeland) or from one named Ruiseveld (there is one in Brabant). Rozenfeld could be a compound of Middle Dutch rose ‘wild rose’ (or ‘poppy’?) + velt ‘open country’, or, like Ruiseveld, of Middle Dutch rusch ‘rush, reed’ (roos- in field names) + velt, thus ‘open land growing with rushes’. If the source is Ruiseveld then Roosevelt is a variant of the Flemish surname Van Ruyssevelt, recorded as Roysevelt in 1646 and de Roosevelt in 1652.

    History: The two US presidents Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) and Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945) and the latter's wife Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962) were all descended from a common ancestor, Claes Maertensz(en) van ‘t Rosevelt, who had settled in New Amsterdam in New Netherland (now New York City, NY) from the Netherlands in 1649. It is usually said that he was the son of Maertin Cornelissen Geldersman, who at about this time had bought the farm of Rozenveld (or Rosevelt) in Tholen, Zeeland, from Pieter Jorissen op het Rosevelt and his son Joris Pietersen. However, there is no proof of any kinship between the two men or that Claes came from Tholen. The family became prosperous with the growth of Manhattan. Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York City; his mother was of Irish and Huguenot descent (see Delano ). Franklin Delano Roosevelt was his 5th cousin.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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