WOMEN: Death of a Lady

Edith Kermit Carow, born during the Civil War, was brought up in a brownstone house in New York's then-fashionable Union Square. Her upbringing was strict. The only suitable entertainments , were symphony concerts, the theater (if it was Shakespeare), and an occasional children's party, at one of which she met a neighbor, twelve-year-old Theodore Roosevelt. Sixteen years later, they were married in London. Roosevelt was then a widower of three years, his first wife having died soon after the birth of their only child, Alice.

A woman with an instinct for privacy, Mrs. Roosevelt reportedly never let her picture appear...

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