In Memory

Tirzah Gates (Roosevelt) - Class Of 1924

Tirzah Gates (Roosevelt)

Tirzah Gates Roosevelt

December 22, 1907 - May 24, 1961


Monterey - Mrs. Nicholas Roosevelt, 53, died yesterday, May 24, from a brain hemorrhage.  She was stricken Monday.

The former Tirzah Gates, daughter of the late State Senator and Mrs. E.J. Gates of South Pasadena, married Roosevelt  in 1936 in Pasadena.  They moved to Big Sur in 1946 after he retired as assistant to the publisher of The New York Times.  Nicholas Roosevelt's father and Theodore Roosevelt were cousins.

Mrs. Roosevelt left her husband; two brothers, Freeman E. Gates of Pasadena and Howard Stiles Gates '27 of Altadena, and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Vernon Gates '22 of South Pasadena.

Pasadena Star News, May 25, 1961