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APPENDIX C

CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE OF THEODORE

ROOSEVELT FROM 1858 TO 1906

1858. October 27. Theodore Roosevelt born in

New York City, son of Theodore Roose

velt and Martha (Bullock) Roosevelt. 1864. Sent to public school, and also received some

private instruction; spent summers at

Oyster Bay, New York. 1873. Became a member of the Dutch Reformed

Church; has been a member ever since. 1876. September. Entered Harvard College.

Member of numerous clubs and societies. 1878. February 9. Death of Theodore Roose

velt, Sr. 1880. June. Graduated from Harvard College;

a Phi Beta Kappa man.
September 23. Married Miss Alice Lee, of

Boston, Massachusetts.
Travelled extensively in Europe; climbed

the Alps; made a member of the Alpine

Club of London. 1881. Elected a member of the New York Assembly,

and served for three terms in succession. 1884. Birth of daughter, Alice Lee Roosevelt.

Death of Mrs. Alice (Lee) Roosevelt, Mr.

Roosevelt's first wife.

was

Death of Mrs. Martha (Bullock) Roosevelt,

Mr. Roosevelt's mother.
Made Delegate-at-large to the Republican

National Convention that nominated

James G. Blaine for President. 1885. Became a ranchman and hunter. 1886. Ran for office of mayor of New York City, and

defeated by Abram
Hewitt.
Spent additional time in hunting.
December 2. Married Edith Kermit Carew,

of New York City.
1888. Birth of son, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.

September. Grand hunt in the Selkirk

Mountains. 1889. May. Appointed by President Harrison a

member of the Civil Service Commission; served for six years, four under President Harrison and two under President Cleve

land. 1890. Birth of son, Kermit Roosevelt. 1891. September. Grand hunt at Two-Ocean

Pass, Wyoming 1892. Birth of daughter, Ethel Carew Roosevelt. 1895. May 24. Appointed Police Commissioner

of New York City by Mayor William

Strong. Served until April, 1897.

Birth of son, Archibald Bullock Roosevelt. 1897. April. Made First Assistant Secretary of

the Navy, under Secretary Long and

President McKinley.

Birth of son, Quentin Roosevelt. 1898. April 25. Congress declared war with

Spain. Roosevelt resigned his position

in the Navy Department. May Helped to organize the Rough Riders,

and was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel,

May 6. May 29. The Rough Riders left San Anto

nio, Texas, for Tampa, Florida. June 2. In camp at Tampa. June 7. Move by coal cars to Port Tampa;

four companies left behind; board trans

port Yucatan. June 13. Start for Cuba, without horses. June 22. Landing of the Rough Riders at

Daiquiri. June 23. March to Siboney. June 24. Advance to La Guasima (Las

Guasimas). First fight with the Spanish

troops. July 1. Battles of San Juan and El Caney.

Roosevelt leads the Rough Riders up San

Juan Hill. July 2. Fighting in the trenches by the

Rough Riders, Roosevelt in command. July 3. Sinking of the Spanish fleet off

Santiago Bay. July 8. Roosevelt made Colonel of the

Rough Riders. August 7. Departure of the Rough Riders

from Cuba. August 9. Spain accepts terms of peace

offered by the United States. August 16. Arrival of the Rough Riders

at Montauk, Long Island.

September 15. Mustering out of the Rough

Riders.
September 27. Nominated by the Republi-

can party for governor of New York. October. Grand campaigning tour through

the Empire State. November. Elected governor of New York

by seventeen thousand plurality. 1899. January 1. Assumed office as governor of

New York,
April 10. Delivered famous address on

“The Strenuous Life," at Chicago. September 29 and 30. Governor appointed

these days as holidays in honor of a reception to Admiral Dewey; grand water

and land processions. 1900. June 19. Republican Convention met at

Philadelphia; Roosevelt seconded the
nomination of McKinley for President
(second term), and was nominated for the

Vice-Presidency.
July, August, and September. Governor

Roosevelt travelled 20,000 miles, deliver-
ing 673 political speeches at nearly 600

cities and towns. November 6. McKinley and Roosevelt car

ried 28 states, Democratic opponents carried 17 states; Republican electoral votes, 292, Democratic and scattering combined,

155. December. Presided over one short session

of the United States Senate. 1901. January 11. Started on a five weeks' hunt

ing tour in Northwest Colorado; bringing

down many cougars.
April. Attended the dedication of the

Pan-American Exposition buildings at
Buffalo, New York, and delivered an

address.
September 6. Received word, while at Isle la

Motte, Vermont, that President McKinley had been shot; hurried at once to Buffalo; assured that the President would recover,

joined his family in the Adirondacks. September 14. Death of President McKinley.

Roosevelt returned to Buffalo; took the oath of office as President of the United States at the house of Ansley Wilcox;

retained the McKinley Cabinet. September 15 to 19. Funeral of President

McKinley, at Buffalo, Washington, and
Canton, Ohio. President Roosevelt at-

tended.
September 20. First regular working day

of President Roosevelt at the White

House.
December 3. First annual message delivered

to Congress.
December 4. Senate received Hay-Paunce-

fote canal treaty from the President. December 17. First break in the McKinley

Cabinet. Postmaster General Smith re

signed; was succeeded by H. C. Payne. 1902. January 3. Grand ball at the White House,

Miss Alice Roosevelt formally presented to Washington society.

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