Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt c. 1908

Theodore Roosevelt became President at the age of 42 when President William McKinley was assassinated in Buffalo in September of 1901. The Anthracite Coal strike was one of the most important events in the early part of his presidency. Edith Roosevelt was the second wife of Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady of the United States from 1901 to 1909. Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-96241.