“I decided to sire a child every time I killed an elephant. I’m sure my wife was glad that there were only six elephants in American zoos at the time.”
As you’ve seen in our three previous articles about the children of Teddy Roosevelt, the man did this country a service by creating a miniature army of super Americans. Roosevelt children defied gender roles, stormed Normandy into their 50s, and navigated mysterious Amazonian rivers like it was nothing. So as we continue our ongoing Teddy’s Tots series we look into the Roosevelt Daughter who shied away from the limelight…and in doing so still ended up being the first Roosevelt to show up for World War I.
Because you do not fuck with the Roosevelts.
Ethel Roosevelt Derby: Nurse, Philanthropist, and Preserver of the Roosevelt Legacy