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Her father was an alcoholic who was disowned by his family (Women). Her mother Anna Roosevelt, sometimes called “Granny” because of her old-fashion style, was somewhat distant to her family (Women). When her mother died in 1892 because of diphtheria, she moved in with her maternal grandmother, Mary Ludlow Hall (Roosevelt History). In 1894 when she was ten, her father, whom she rarely ever saw passed because of alcoholism (Roosevelt Bio). When she was sent off to school in England to enroll at Allenwood Academy, she went in a shy and awkward child, but when she was taken under the wing of the headmistress of the academy, Mlle.