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Monday, November 19, 2007

1901 Obituary of Charles Henry Roosevelt, Grandson of Elbert Roosevelt, One of the Early Settlers of Pelham Manor

What follows is an obituary that appeared in the Year Book of the Holland Society of New-York for Charles Henry Roosevelt of Pelham Manor. He lived in the Roosevelt family homestead on today's Shore Road and was a grandson of Elbert Roosevelt, one of the early settlers of the Manor of Pelham.

"CHARLES HENRY ROOSEVELT died early on Sunday morning, March 24, 1901, at his home, on Pelham Road, Pelham Manor. He was born in 1832. His father was the Rev. Washington Roosevelt, minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, and a grandson of Elbert Roosevelt, who was one of the early settlers of the manor of Pelham-on-the-Sound.

Mr. Roosevelt was the manager of many large estates, and owned valuable real estate himself in Pelham Manor and in New Rochelle. He studied law in Poughkeepsie and after admission to the bar practised in New York City and Westchester County. He was a member of the State and County Bar Association, the Westchester Bar Association, the St. Nicholaas Society and Huguenot Lodge, F. & A. M., of New Rochelle. He was one of the oldest members of the Holland Society having been elected in 1885. He served as Vice-President for Westchester County in 1892."

Source: Banta, Theodore M., Year Book of The Holland Society of New York, p. 103 (NY, NY: The Holland Society of New York, 1901).

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