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🚨Eleanor Roosevelt Dead at 78

Nov. 7, 1962 - Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt died tonight. The former First Lady, famous as the wife and widow of the 32nd President of the United States and an international figure in her own right, died at 6:15 p.m. in her home at 55 East 74th Street. The death of Mrs. Roosevelt, a noted humanitarian, author and columnist, delegate to the U.N., and active force in the Democratic party is being mourned all over the world. President Kennedy and former President Harry S. Truman announced plans to attend Mrs. Roosevelt’s funeral. Mrs. Roosevelt succumbed four weeks after her birthday, which was Oct. 11, and 6 weeks after she entered a hospital with anemia and a lung infection. Her family announced that a private funeral service would be held at St. James’s Protestant Episcopal Church in Hyde Park, N.Y., at 2 p.m. Saturday. Mrs. Roosevelt will be buried next to her husband, who died on April 12, 1945. Besides her five children, Mrs. Roosevelt is survived by 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


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