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William Emlen Roosevelt

Son of James Alfred Roosevelt

     William Emlen, b. April 30, 1857, in New York City. President of the banking firm of Roosevelt & Son, Wall Street, New York, and officer in a large number of corporations. He is secretary and director of the Broadway Improvement Company, trustee of the Union Trust Company, the New York Life and Trust Company, and the Institution for Savings of Merchants and Clerks; director of the Chemical National Bank, the Gallatin National Bank, the Astor National Bank, the National Starch Company, the Mix Telegraph Company, the Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York. Member of the Metropolitan, Century, City, Seawanhaka-Corinthian Yacht and other Clubs, the Downtown Association and the Sons of the American Revolution. Trustee and secretary of the Roosevelt Hospital; trustee of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary; trustee and treasurer of New York Dispensary. Was 16 years an officer of National Guard, State of New York, resigning in January, 1898, his commission as major and quartermaster of the First Brigade.
     October 4, 1883, he m. Christine Griffin Kean, daughter of John Kean, b. March 27, 1814, d. January 17, 1895, m. Lucy Halsted, daughter of Caleb O. and Caroline Louisa (Pitney) Halsted. Son of
     Peter Philip James Kean m. Sarah Sabina Morris, daughter of General Jacob Morris of Otsego County, N. J., (son of Lewis Morris, signer of the Declaration of Independence), and Mary Cox. Son of
     John Kean of Beaufort, S. C., Representative at the Continental Congress, m. Susan, daughter of Peter Van Brugh and Mary (Alexander) Livingston.
     The children of William E. and Christine Roosevelt are:
     1. Christine Kean, b. Aug. 3, 1884.
     2. George Emlen, b. Oct. 13, 1887.
     3. Lucy Margaret, b. Nov. 7, 1888.
     4. John Kean, b. Sept. 22, 1889.
     5. Philip James, b. May 15, 1892.

Source: Whittelsey, C. B. (1902) The Roosevelt Genealogy, 1649-1902. Hartford: J. B. Burr & Co.

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