Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt Is Born
Archibald, nicknamed both "Archie" and "Archikins", was born in Washington, D.C., the fourth child of president Theodore Roosevelt and his second wife, Edith Kermit Carow.
His siblings included brothers Quentin, Theodore Jr. and Kermit, sister, Ethel and half-sister Alice. Archibald was named for his great-great-great grandfather on his father's side, Archibald Bulloch, a patriot of the American Revolution.
After being expelled from Groton, Archie was educated at Phillips Academy, Andover and Harvard University, where he graduated in 1916. Upon graduation, Archie's first employment was at the Bigelow Carpet Company, Thompsonville, Connecticut.
Archie married Grace Lockwood at the Emmanuel Church in Boston, Massachusetts on April 14, 1917. Grace was the daughter of Thomas Lockwood and Emmeline Stackpole of Boston. The couple spent most of their married life in a pre-Revolutionary house on Turkey Lane in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, not far from Oyster Bay, where they raised four children – Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt, Jr. (1918–1990), Theodora Roosevelt, Nancy Dabney Roosevelt (1923), and Edith Kermit Roosevelt (1927-2003).