Do you know that Aida de Acosta was Spanish-American?
|Aida de Acosta|
|Born||Aida de Acosta|
July 28, 1884
Elberon, New Jersey
|Died||May 26, 1962 (aged 77)|
|Other names||Mrs. Oren Root Sr.; Mrs. Henry Breckinridge|
|Known for||First woman to fly a powered aircraft solo|
Founder of first U.S. eye institute
Founder/director of first U.S. eye bank
|Spouse(s)||Oren Root Sr., Henry Breckinridge|
|Children||Oren Root Jr., Alva de Acosta Root|
|Parent(s)||Ricardo de Acosta, Micaela Hernández de Alba y de Alba|
- Oren Root III, son of Oren Root II and nephew of American statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elihu Root, in 1908; they divorced in 1922. They had a son, Oren Root IV (1911-1995), and a daughter Alva de Acosta Root (born 1914 and named for suffragette-heiress Alva Belmont).
- Colonel Henry S. Breckinridge, whom she married in 1927 and divorced in 1947. He was attorney to Charles A. Lindbergh during the Lindbergh kidnapping case, and assistant secretary of war under Woodrow Wilson.