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Quentin Roosevelt I (1897 - 1918)

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Quentin Roosevelt
1897 - 1918
Born
November 19, 1897
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July 14, 1918
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Quentin Roosevelt I was born on November 19, 1897. He is the child of Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and Edith Kermit (Carow) Roosevelt, with siblings Theodore, Kermit, Ethel, and Archibald. He died on July 14, 1918 at 20 years old.
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From Wikipedia: Quentin was the youngest son of President Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady Edith Roosevelt. Inspired by his father and siblings, he joined the United States Army Air Service where he became a pursuit pilot during World War I. He was killed in aerial combat over France on Bastille Day (July 14), 1918. As of 2020, he is the only child of a US President to die in combat.
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Quentin was only four years old when his father became president, and he grew up in the White House. By far the favorite of all of President Roosevelt's children, Quentin was also the most rambunctious. Quentin's behavior prompted his mother, Edith, to label him a "fine bad little boy." Amongst Quentin's many adventures with the "White House Gang" (a name assigned by T.R. to Quentin and his friends), Quentin carved a baseball diamond on the White House lawn without permission, defaced official presidential portraits in the White House with spitballs, threw snowballs from the White House's roof at unsuspecting Secret Service guards, and occasionally rode on top of the family elevator with his friend, Charlie Taft. Charlie, the son of Secretary of War and future President William Howard Taft, was also part of the White House Gang. He quickly became known for his humorous and sometimes philosophical remarks. To a reporter trying to trap the boy into giving information about his father, Quentin admitted, "I see him occasionally, but I know nothing of his family life." The family soon learned to keep him quiet during dinner when important guests were present. Once, when his brother Archie was terribly ill, it was Quentin (with the help of Charles Lee, a White House coachman), who brought the pony Algonquin to his room by elevator, sure that this would make his brother smile. As a young man, Quentin displayed a natural mechanical aptitude. He could fix almost anything, and rebuilt a motorcycle to present to a friend as a gift.
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Quentin Roosevelt I passed away on July 14, 1918 at age 20. He was born on November 19, 1897. He is the child of Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and Edith Kermit (Carow) Roosevelt, with siblings Theodore, Kermit, Ethel, and Archibald.
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In 1897, in the year that Quentin Roosevelt I was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1900, Quentin was only 3 years old when the U.S. population exceeded 75 million, rising about 13 million from the 1890 census. 87.9% of the population was white, 11.6% was African-American, 0.7% was Hispanic, and 0.5% was Native American, Asian, and other minorities.

In 1906, Quentin was merely 9 years old when the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1918, in the year of Quentin Roosevelt I's passing, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

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