Teddy Roosevelt lost his mother (typhoid fever) and his wife (kidney failure) on the same day. The photo is of his diary entry from that day.
Teddy struggled with their deaths. The young man, just 25 years old, a member of the New York State Assembly and a father (his wife gave birth two days before her death), decided to move.
He put his daughter in the care of his sister, left his political life, and settled in the Dakota territories. There he became a rancher and a sheriff, read and wrote history, but really you could say he took the time to cope with the deaths.
After two years he came back home, where he took over raising his daughter and returned to his political life.