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Silas Weir Roosevelt


Centurion, 1859–1865

Born 18 October 1823 in New York State

Died 24 March 1870 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Charles Tracy

Elected 4 June 1859 at age thirty-five

Archivist’s Note: Brother of Cornelius Van Schaick Roosevelt, James A. Roosevelt, Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, and Theodore Roosevelt; father of James West Roosevelt; uncle of Alfred Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, and W. Emlen Roosevelt; grandfather of Nicholas Roosevelt