Presidents: William Howard Taft

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In January 1904, he became Secretary of War under President Theodore Roosevelt. President Roosevelt felt that Taft was his logical successor when he decided not to run for re-election in 1908. Taft became the Republication Convention nominee and won the … Continued

Wives of Presidents: Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt

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Alice Hathaway Lee was born on July 29, 1861 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of George Cabot and Caroline Watts Haskell Lee. She is described as “Considered tall for the era at 5’6”, she had “blue-gray eyes … Continued

Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt became president following the assassination of President McKinley. He would run again in 1912 as an independent candidate. He gained national fame when he served as a Rough Rider during the Spanish-American War. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. was born … Continued

Many with my surname live in the same area but I can’t prove we are related

If they are all in the same area, than more than likely there is a common ancestor somewhere in the mix. However, finding that connection is not easy. Now, let me clarify.  If the surname is a common one such … Continued

Presidents: William McKinley

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William McKinley was our third President to be assassinated. The 25th President was also the last president to serve in the American Civil War. William McKinley, Jr. was born on January 29, 1843 in Niles, Ohio. He was the seventh … Continued

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