"Alice Hathaway Lee. Born at Chestnut Hill [Massachusetts], July 29, 1861. I saw her first on October [18th,] 1878; I wooed her for over a year before I won her; we were betrothed on January 25th 1880, and it was announced on Feb. 16th; on Oct. 27th of the same year we were married; we spent three years of happiness greater and more unalloyed than I have ever known fall to the lot of others; on February 12th 1884 her baby was born and on Feb. 14th she died in my arms, as my mother had died in the same house, on the same day, but a few hours previously. On Feb. 16th they were buried together in Greenwood . . . On Feb. 17 I christened the baby Alice Lee Roosevelt. For joy or for sorrow, my life has now been lived out." — Written at the time of the tragic deaths of Roosevelt's first wife, Alice, and his mother. Both died Feb. 14, 1884.