Clarence Taylor Vandolah

b. 31 March 1889, d. 23 January 1964
     Clarence Taylor Vandolah was buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Kingman Co, KS. He was born on 31 March 1889 at Belmont, Kingman Co, KS. He was the son of William Taylor Vandolah and Alice Blanche Coleman. Clarence Taylor Vandolah married Gertie Mae Dunkelberger on 10 October 1916 at Kingman, Kingman Co, KS. Clarence Taylor Vandolah died on 23 January 1964 at Belmont, Kingman Co, KS, at age 74.

Child of Clarence Taylor Vandolah and Gertie Mae Dunkelberger

Henry Duke of Gloucester

d. 1974
     Henry Duke of Gloucester was the son of King George Windsor V. Henry Duke of Gloucester married Lady Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott in 1935. Henry Duke of Gloucester died in 1974.

Lady Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott

b. 25 December 1901, d. 29 October 2004
     Lady Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott was born on 25 December 1901. She married Henry Duke of Gloucester, son of King George Windsor V, in 1935. Lady Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott died on 29 October 2004 at England at age 102.

Anna Roosevelt

b. 3 May 1906, d. 1 December 1975
     Anna Roosevelt was born on 3 May 1906 at 125 E. 36th St., New York City, New York Co., NY. She was the daughter of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. Anna Roosevelt died on 1 December 1975 at New York City, New York Co., NY, at age 69.

Betsey Cushing

Romelle Theresa Schneider

b. 1916
     Romelle Theresa Schneider was born in 1916. She married James Roosevelt, son of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, on 14 April 1941 at Beverly Hills, CA.

Gladys Irene Owens

b. 1917
     Gladys Irene Owens was born in 1917. She married James Roosevelt, son of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, on 2 July 1956 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

Mary Lena Winskill

b. 5 June 1939
     Mary Lena Winskill was born on 5 June 1939 at Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. She married James Roosevelt, son of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, on 3 October 1969 at Hyde Park, NY.

John Aspinwall Roosevelt

b. 13 March 1916, d. 27 April 1981
     John Aspinwall Roosevelt was born on 13 March 1916 at Washington, DC. He was the son of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. John Aspinwall Roosevelt died on 27 April 1981 at New York City, New York Co., NY, at age 65.

John Aspinwall Roosevelt, the sixth and last child of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, was a businessman, philanthropist and – unlike the rest of the Hyde Park Roosevelts – a Republican. He was also the only one of ER's sons who did not have political aspirations.

John and his next oldest sibling, Franklin Jr., were much closer to ER than the three older Roosevelt children had been in part because by the time they were born, she was more comfortable as a parent and in part because of the polio that struck FDR when John was five years old. Conscious of her husband's disability and determined that the younger children should not miss out on the sports and physical activities that their older siblings had enjoyed, ER learned to swim and skate. She also took John and Franklin Jr. camping and to Europe and urged them to live boldly and self-reliantly.

Educated at Groton and Harvard, John worked at Filene's Department Store in Boston until World War II broke out in 1941. He served in the navy until 1946 and thereafter pursued a business career on the West Coast. In 1952, he became a Republican so he could support Dwight Eisenhower's bid for the presidency. John's defection from the Democratic party and his subsequent leadership of Citizens for Eisenhower caused family friction as ER strongly supported the Democratic presidential candidate, Adlai Stevenson. The tension was exacerbated when John and his family moved into Stone Cottage next door to ER's home at Val-Kill that same year. He and his brother, Elliott, who lived at nearby Top Cottage, did not get along and Elliott left shortly after John and his family arrived. John subsequently acquired what remained of the Hyde Park property Elliott had farmed with ER. More importantly, the presence of John and his family enabled ER to live at Val-Kill until her death in 1962. She saw John's children often and was particularly close to Sara who died in a horseback riding accident in 1960.

In 1967, John joined Bache and Company. He retired as a vice-president in 1980. His philanthropic activities included serving as a fund raiser with the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which FDR had founded, membership on the executive committee of the Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America and service as a trustee of the State University of New York.

Within three years of ER's death, John divorced and remarried. In 1970, he sold the Val-Kill properties. Thereafter, he and his second wife lived on an estate in Tuxedo, New York. He died of heart failure in 1981.


Franklin Dleano Roosevelt Jr.

b. 17 August 1914, d. 17 August 1988
     Franklin Dleano Roosevelt Jr. was born on 17 August 1914 at Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. He was the son of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. Franklin Dleano Roosevelt Jr. died on 17 August 1988 at Poughkeepsie, NY, at age 74.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr, the fifth child of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt was a lawyer and a politician. As a politician he favored continuation of many of his parents' policies and worked to secure strong federal and state support for public housing, fair employment practices and civil rights.

Known in the family as "Brother" or "Brud," he and the Roosevelts' youngest son, John, spent considerable time with ER during their childhoods in part because she was a more relaxed parent and in part because of FDR's paralysis. At the same time, his interest in politics enabled Franklin Jr. to forge a close relationship with his father.

After graduating from Groton and Harvard, Franklin Jr. studied law at the University of Virginia. He then joined FDR's 1940 reelection campaign, coordinating youth activities for the Democratic National Committee and working with various Roosevelt college clubs. He also practiced law until he went into the navy in 1941.

When the war ended, Franklin Jr. practiced both law and politics. For the most part his political positions matched ER's and he encouraged her to accept Harry Truman's offer to appoint her to the United States delegation to the United Nations.

Franklin Jr.'s own political career was a combination of appointive and elective office. He was chairman of housing activities for the American Veterans Committee (1945-47), national vice-chairman of Americans for Democratic Action, and vice-chairman of the President's Civil Rights Commission (1949). Beginning in 1949, he also served three terms in Congress representing New York's Twentieth Congressional District. His loss of the 1954 New York gubernatorial nomination to Tammany-backed candidate Averell Harriman effectively torpedoed his elective political career and led to ER's involvement in a subsequent reform movement that resulted in the demise of Tammany and its boss, Carmine DeSapio. Franklin Jr. also lost two later bids for elective office, one for New York state attorney general in 1954 and another bid for governor on the Liberal ticket in 1966

In between those two campaigns, Franklin Jr. broke with ER over the presidential candidacy of John F. Kennedy in 1960. (Previously they had disagreed when he and his brothers, James and Elliott, had supported Dwight Eisenhower for the 1948 Democratic presidential nomination. Eisenhower later declared himself a Republican.) Despite ER's opposition, Franklin Jr. campaigned for Kennedy in the crucial West Virginia primary, which Kennedy won. After Kennedy's election he named Franklin Jr. under secretary of commerce, a position he held until 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson named him head of the Equal Opportunity Commission. He remained in that position until 1966.

As his political career waned, Franklin Jr. became increasingly involved in business, importing foreign cars and working in the banking industry. He also raised cattle on his farm in Dutchess County, New York.

After ER's death in 1962, he served as chairman of the executive committee of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and as ER's literary executor. He also worked on the development of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park.

Franklin Jr. was married five times and had five children. He died of cancer in 1988.


Elliott Roosevelt

b. 23 September 1910, d. 27 October 1990
     Elliott Roosevelt was born on 23 September 1910. He was the son of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. Elliott Roosevelt died on 27 October 1990 at age 80.

Elliott Roosevelt, the second son and third child of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, had a varied career in communications, politics and business.

Named for her father and like him in many ways, Elliott was ER's favorite child and the one for whom she felt the most responsibility. She blamed herself for many of his difficulties – personal and professional – and throughout her life tried to help him however she could. However, ER's favoritism and Elliott's willingness to exploit the Roosevelt name for his own gain led to tensions among the other Roosevelt children and eventually to her own rupture with Elliott.

Elliott attended Groton but, unlike his brothers, refused to go to Harvard. Instead he embarked on a series of jobs before settling on a career in communications in the early 1930s. Elliott's flamboyance attracted media attention and when he became manager of the Hearst radio chain in 1933, the press alleged that he had obtained the job on the strength of his family name. ER deplored the publicity his appointment generated and her son's affiliation with strident New Deal critics in Texas. Elliott further distanced himself from his family when as a member of the Texas delegation at the 1940 Democratic National Convention he proposed to nominate Jessie Jones, the head of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, for vice-president rather than support FDR's announced candidate, Henry Wallace. ER, who spoke at the convention, dissuaded him.

Elliott repaired his breach with his parents during World War II when he accompanied FDR as a military aide to the Casablanca meeting of 1943 and the Cairo-Teheran Conference of 1944. As an Army photo reconnaissance pilot he and the men in his unit also played a key role in the D-Day landings.

After FDR's death in 1945, Elliott and his family moved to Top Cottage to be near ER and to enable her to live at Val-Kill as she wished. Mother and son also joined in a farming venture, Val-Kill Farms. The business was not profitable and Elliott eventually sold most of the farm property, which had been part of FDR's estate; however, he continued to live at Top Cottage until he sold the place in 1952. During this period, Elliott also served as his mother's agent, arranging the serialization of the second volume of her autobiography and developing both a television and a radio series that she hosted. Neither of these programs lasted long and the radio show in particular drew criticism over Elliott's willingness to use ER's name to endorse products advertised in the commercials.

Elliot's first book, As He Saw It (1946) was also controversial. Critics attacked the book, which was based on Elliott's experiences as FDR's wartime aide, as inaccurate because it portrayed the British and the Americans as allies against a largely guiltless Soviet Union in the postwar world. ER, who did not agree with Elliott's conclusions but had nevertheless written the book's dedication, defended the book and her son. She continued her support of Elliot by writing the introductions for four volumes of FDR's letters that subsequently he edited.

However, by 1952 the relationship between mother and son had frayed and Elliott left Hyde Park shortly after his brother, John, with whom he did not get along, moved into nearby Stone Cottage.

Thereafter Elliott was involved in several different activities. He raised Arabian horses in Portugal, served as mayor of Miami Beach between 1965 and 1969 and, with a collaborator, produced three non-fiction books about his parents' lives. He also wrote a series of mysteries in which ER was portrayed as an amateur detective.

Elliott married five times and fathered four children. He also adopted the four children of his last wife. He died of congestive heart failure in 1990.


Hall Roosevelt

b. 1891, d. 1941
     Hall Roosevelt was born in 1891. He was the son of Elliott Roosevelt and Anna Rebecca Hall. Hall Roosevelt died in 1941.

Earl Walters

     Earl Walters married Elizabeth Clark.

Child of Earl Walters and Elizabeth Clark

Elizabeth Clark

     Elizabeth Clark married Earl Walters.

Child of Elizabeth Clark and Earl Walters

Catherine Barrington

b. 1776
     Catherine Barrington was born in 1776. She married Rowsell King, son of Timothy King and Sarah Fitch.

Children of Catherine Barrington and Rowsell King

Roswell King

b. 2 April 1796
     Roswell King was born on 2 April 1796 at Savannah, Chatham Co, GA. He was the son of Rowsell King and Catherine Barrington. Roswell King married Julia Rebecca Maxwell on 20 October 1825 at Dorchester, Liberty Co., GA.

Child of Roswell King and Julia Rebecca Maxwell

Barrington King

b. 9 March 1798
     Barrington King was born on 9 March 1798 at Darien, McIntosh Co., GA. He was the son of Rowsell King and Catherine Barrington.

William King

b. 21 November 1804
     William King was born on 21 November 1804 at St. Simon's Island, Glynn Co., GA. He was the son of Rowsell King and Catherine Barrington.

Eliza Barrington King

b. 1808
     Eliza Barrington King was born in 1808. She was the daughter of Rowsell King and Catherine Barrington.

Catherine Barrington King

b. 1810
     Catherine Barrington King was born in 1810. She was the daughter of Rowsell King and Catherine Barrington.

Julia Rebecca Maxwell

b. 1 June 1808
     Julia Rebecca Maxwell was born on 1 June 1808 at Carrickfergus Plantation, Liberty Co., GA. She married Roswell King, son of Rowsell King and Catherine Barrington, on 20 October 1825 at Dorchester, Liberty Co., GA.

Child of Julia Rebecca Maxwell and Roswell King

Roswell King

b. 28 August 1836
     Roswell King was born on 28 August 1836 at Farmington, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Roswell King and Julia Rebecca Maxwell. Roswell King married Catherine (?)

Roswell and Catherine were enumerated in the 1870 Liberty Co., GA federal censu. He was a farmer, age 33, she was 28. Children in the household were Frederick W. 8, Charlton 6, and William 4.

Widower Roswell was enumerated in the 1880 Liberty Co., GA federal census. He was a farmer, age 43. Children in the household were Fredrick 19, Charlton 17, William 14, Georgia 11, Roswell 10, and Bayard 8.

Roswell was enumerated in the 1900 Liberty Co., GA, federal census. He was a farmer age 63. There was no one else in the household.

Catherine (?)

b. circa 1841
     Catherine (?) was born circa 1841 at PA. She married Roswell King, son of Roswell King and Julia Rebecca Maxwell.

Israel Isbell IV

     Israel Isbell IV married Eliza Huff Springer.

Child of Israel Isbell IV and Eliza Huff Springer

Eliza Huff Springer

     Eliza Huff Springer married Israel Isbell IV.

Child of Eliza Huff Springer and Israel Isbell IV

Mildred Janet Stelzer1

b. 29 November 1899, d. 23 April 1981
     Mildred Janet Stelzer was born on 29 November 1899 at Akron, Summit Co., OH.1,2 She was the daughter of Adolph Jacob Stelzer and Edith Mason. Mildred Janet Stelzer married Richard Erasmus Neale circa 1917.1 Mildred Janet Stelzer married Archie Cupler circa 1925.1 Mildred Janet Stelzer married Clyde Harry Stinard circa 1950.1 Mildred Janet Stelzer died on 23 April 1981 at Akron, Summit Co., OH, at age 81.1,2

Child of Mildred Janet Stelzer and Richard Erasmus Neale

Child of Mildred Janet Stelzer and Archie Cupler

Citations

  1. [S570] Chris Augustine, "Adolph Stelzer," e-mail to James H. Holcombe Jr., 6 August 2005.
  2. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 277-30-7584.

Gretchen Marguerite Stelzer

b. 6 August 1906, d. 8 May 1994
     Gretchen Marguerite Stelzer was born on 6 August 1906 at Akron, Summit Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Adolph Jacob Stelzer and Edith Mason. Gretchen Marguerite Stelzer married Harry Haigon West on 22 July 1933.1 Gretchen Marguerite Stelzer died on 8 May 1994 at Akron, Summit Co., OH, at age 87.

Citations

  1. [S570] Chris Augustine, "Adolph Stelzer," e-mail to James H. Holcombe Jr., 6 August 2005.

Archie Cupler1

     Archie Cupler married Mildred Janet Stelzer, daughter of Adolph Jacob Stelzer and Edith Mason, circa 1925.1

Child of Archie Cupler and Mildred Janet Stelzer

Citations

  1. [S570] Chris Augustine, "Adolph Stelzer," e-mail to James H. Holcombe Jr., 6 August 2005.

Beverly June Cupler1

b. 1932
     Beverly June Cupler was born in 1932 at OH.1 She was the daughter of Archie Cupler and Mildred Janet Stelzer.

Citations

  1. [S570] Chris Augustine, "Adolph Stelzer," e-mail to James H. Holcombe Jr., 6 August 2005.