Marriages: Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt and Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt was married to Alice Hathaway Lee, who was the daughter of an important New York City banker named George Cabot Lee and his wife, Caroline Haskell Lee. Alice died at the age of twenty-two, two days after the birth of their daughter, Alice. Tragically, Roosevelt's mother also died the same day.
SCANDALS & GOSSIP
Roosevelt's daughter Alice was a true character. She was banned from the White House numerous times after her father's term ended. She became such a fixture in Washington that she gained the nickname “Washington's Other Monument.” Her father found her hard to handle remarking once, “I can run the country or I can control Alice, but I can't possibly do both.”
Alice was married in the White House East room to Representative Nicholas Longworth in 1906.
Roosevelt married long time acquaintance Edith Kermit Carow on December 2, 1886, in London. She had grown up next door to Theodore in New York City. Together, they had four sons and one daughter. Edith was an active first lady, remodeling the White House and arranging the wedding of her stepdaughter.