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Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt
Alice Hathaway Roosevelt, who died only four years after she was married

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Theodore Roosevelt Wrote in His Diary
February 3, 1880

Roosevelt's "sweet life" was Alice Hathaway Lee, whom he married 10 months after his February 3 diary entry. Sadly, Alice Hathaway died four years later, after giving birth to the couple's first child in 1884. Only a few hours earlier, Roosevelt's mother, Martha Bulloch Roosevelt had died in the same house.

After the double funeral and the christening of his new baby daughter, Alice, on February 17, 1884, Roosevelt wrote, "For joy or for sorrow my life has now been lived out."

Yet, Theodore Roosevelt's life had only just begun.

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