Franklin D. Roosevelt and father portrait in Washington, Washington. D.C.
Item From: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Public Domain Photographs. (1882- 1945)
James Roosevelt I met his sixth cousin Sara Ann Delano, at a party celebrating his distant cousin, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.’s graduation from Harvard University. James Roosevelt I married Sara Delano on October 7, 1880 and had Franklin Delano Roosevelt soon after. He was a good father, but he suffered from continuing heart issues. This led the young F.D.R. to be fiercely protective his ailing father.