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Genealogical Chart Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Author, First Lady, Human Rights Activist

Our great-grandparents 9 Abraham Isaackszen Ver Plank (1606-1691) and Maria Vigne (1613-1689) were also the great-grandparents 7 of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. "What started out as a shy, awkward child starving for love and recognition, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt blossomed over the years to become one of the world’s most admired women. Eleanor was born into a distinguished New York City family to parents Anna and Elliot Roosevelt. Her father, was the younger brother of President Theodore Roosevelt. Her mother died in 1892 and her father died just two years later. In 1903, the tall, slender, graceful, but apprehensive young woman became engaged to her fifth cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Two years later, they married. Her uncle, President Theodore Roosevelt gave the bride away at their wedding. Over the next eleven years Eleanor and Franklin had six children, one of whom died in infancy."


* Copyright: 2002: American Dreams

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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

—Eleanor Roosevelt


"What other single human being has touched and transformed the existence of so many? She walked in the slums and ghettos of the world, not on a tour of inspection, but as one who could not feel contentment when others were hungry." — Adlai E. Stevenson


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