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The Delanos: The Family Behind the Roosevelts

Ken Burns’ latest documentary, The Roosevelts, premieres Sunday night on Houston Public Meda, TV 8, and continues all next week. Of course, one of the most famous Roosevelts was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. But have you ever wondered where the name Delano comes from? Turns out, the Delano family, perhaps overshadowed by the Roosevelts, have their own claims […]

Franklin D. Roosevelt with his mother, Sara Ann Delano, and her family.

Ken Burns’ latest documentary, The Roosevelts, premieres Sunday night on Houston Public Meda, TV 8, and continues all next week. Of course, one of the most famous Roosevelts was Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

But have you ever wondered where the name Delano comes from?

Turns out, the Delano family, perhaps overshadowed by the Roosevelts, have their own claims to fame, as we hear from Dr. Thomas Cox, an associate professor of history at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.

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