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Theodore Roosevelt's words on Lincoln
10-10-2012, 08:05 PM
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RE: Theodore Roosevelt's words on Lincoln
From the book Theodore Roosevelt by Louis Aughincloss, I found this reference on page 9 to TR and the Lincoln funeral procession:

"The Roosevelts were an old Dutch family who immigrated to Manhattan in the seventeenth century and prospered there. In a photograph of Lincoln's New York funeral procession there can be seen the manson of Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt, one of the city's ten millionaires with a fortune based in real estate and merchandising plate glass. Watching from one of the windows are two little boys, believed to be Cornelius's grandsons, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and Elliot. Their father, Theodore Sr., lived more modestly in a brownstone on East Twentieth Street, where Theodore Jr., the future president , was born in 1858."

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