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Kermit Roosevelt (1889 - 1943)

Major Kermit Roosevelt
Born in Oyster Bay, New Yorkmap
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Husband of — married 11 Jun 1914 in Madrid, Spainmap
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Died at age 53 in Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Nov 2009
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Son of US President Teddy Roosevelt. He was an explorer and served in both world wars.


Kermit was born in 1889. He is the son of Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Carow.

US Army
World War I & World War II veteran

He was a veteran of WW 2 and suffered from depression. According to the special on "The Roosevelts, an Intimate History" a film by Kenneth Burns, Kermit suffered from depression and was an alcoholic.

He committed suicide in 1943, but to protect his mother, who was in her 80's, she was told that he had died in his sleep of congestive heart failure.


  • "British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 26 October 2019), Captain Kermit Roosevelt in entry for President Theodore Roosevelt, 11 Jan 1919; citing Obituary, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, page , Records extracted by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch. The British Library, London; FHL microfilm 102,001,208.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 22 September 2021), Kermit Roosevelt in household of Theodore Roosevelt, Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1135, sheet 19A, family , NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 995; FHL microfilm 1,375,008.

Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator

  • Interment Control Forms, 1928–1962. Interment Control Forms, A1 2110-B. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774–1985, Record Group 92. The National Archives at College Park, College Park, Maryland.


Thank you to Carol Gibson for creating WikiTree profile Roosevelt-319 through the import of Gibson_Peck Family Trees.ged on Jan 26, 2013.

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Roosevelt-319 and Roosevelt-46 appear to represent the same person because: I've corrected the profile of Roosevelt-319 and am initiating a new merge with Roosevelt-46.
posted by [Living Gibson]
Corrected name and death date and place. Added sources. Thanks to Mary H .
posted by [Living Gibson]
where did you find your source for the death of Kermit B Roosevelt? What did the middle initial stand for?

Thanks for your help.

posted by M. (Stewart) H.
Roosevelt-319 and Roosevelt-46 do not represent the same person because: deathdate is different with no valid source for proof of documentation.
posted by M. (Stewart) H.
Please merge the two duplicates together for the US Presidents Project !
posted by Maggie N.
Please merge the two duplicates together for the US Presidents Project !
posted by Maggie N.