Candice Millard Quotes: When He Arrived He Found That The Two

When He Arrived, He Found That The Two Most Important Women In His Life-his Mother And His Young Wife-were Dying. At 3:00 A.m. On February 14, Valentine's Day, Martha Roosevelt, Still A Vibrant, Dark-haired Southern Belle At Forty-six, Died Of Typhoid Fever. Eleven Hours Later, Her Daughter-in-law, Alice Lee Roosevelt, Who Had Given Birth To Theodore's First Child Just Two Days Before, Succumbed To Bright's Disease, A Kidney Disorder. That Night, In His Diary, Roosevelt Marked The Date With A Large Black "X" And A Single Anguished Entry: "The Light Has Gone Out Of My Life.
— Candice Millard —

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