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ROOT (Soundex R300) — See also DEGROOT, GROOT, GROOTENDORST, KOOT, LENROOT, NOOT, ORT, OSTROOT, ROAT, ROATH, ROETHE, ROOD, ROOF, ROOTES, ROOTH, ROOTS, ROTE, ROTH, ROTHE, ROTT, ROUGHT, ROUTT, ROYT, RUETH, RUTH, RUTT, SCHROOTEN, TORR, VINROOT.

  ROOT: See also Albert M. Barber — John Birge — Henry Skillman Breckinridge — Charles Hopkins Clark — Fanny Root Danser — Clayton Riley Lusk — Max E. Neal — Cyrus Baldwin Sammons — Henry Root Stern — Kenneth Herndon Tuggle
  Root, Adrian R. — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Republican. U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 30th New York District, 1867. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Amos — of Jackson, Jackson County, Mich. Republican. Mayor of Jackson, Mich., 1860-61; postmaster at Jackson, Mich., 1861-66. Burial location unknown.
  Root, B. G. — of Illinois. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Root, C. B. — of Plant City, Hillsborough County, Fla. Mayor of Plant City, Fla., 1916-19. Burial location unknown.
  Root, C. J. See Chapman Jay Root
  Root, Carl L. — of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. U.S. Collector of Customs, 1932-47. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Carolyn — of Parma, Jackson County, Mich. American candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976. Female. Still living as of 1976.
  Root, Cedric — of Michigan. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state senate 30th District, 1970; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 56th District, 1974. Still living as of 1974.
  Root, Chapman Jay (1864-1945) — also known as C. J. Root — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Wayne County, Pa., November 22, 1864. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1936 (alternate; member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1940. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Founded Root Glass Company in 1901; in 1915, Root Glass designed and patented the "pod-shaped" Coca-Cola bottle. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., November 20, 1945 (age 80 years, 363 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
  Root, Charles A. — of Uxbridge, Worcester County, Mass. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Charles G. (b. 1855) — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Naugatuck, New Haven County, Conn., August 13, 1855. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1891-92; member of Connecticut state senate 5th District, 1893-94. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Reuben H. Root and Laura E. Root; married 1881 to Carrie M. Chapin.
  Root, Charles H. — of Red Bank, Monmouth County, N.J. Republican. Mayor of Red Bank, N.J.; elected 1909. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Charles W. — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1945-50; member of Minnesota state senate 33rd District, 1951-60. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Claude B. (1880-1970) — of Greenville, Montcalm County, Mich. Born in Calhoun County, Mich., March 6, 1880. Democrat. Osteopath; member of Michigan state senate 25th District, 1933-34; defeated, 1934, 1936, 1950, 1952; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives, 1942 (Montcalm County), 1946 (Montcalm County), 1948 (Montcalm County), 1956 (Montcalm District); member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1949. Died in 1970 (age about 90 years). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Greenville, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Root, Cyril H. (1896-1983) — of Oshtemo Township, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born May 23, 1896. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1950-68 (Kalamazoo County 2nd District 1950-64, 47th District 1965-68); defeated in primary, 1938. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Grange; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in 1983 (age about 87 years). Interment at Grand Prairie Cemetery, Kalamazoo Township, Kalamazoo County, Mich.
  Relatives: Married, October 30, 1918, to Margaret Harvey.
  Root, Daniel — of Chenango County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Chenango County, 1824. Burial location unknown.
  Root, David F. — of Morris, Grundy County, Ill. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940, 1960. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Derwood L. — Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 14th District, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Root, Donald See J. Donald Root
  Root, E. Tallmadge — of Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass. Prohibition candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1940; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1944, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Ebenezer — of Willington, Tolland County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Willington, 1820-21. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Edson V., Sr. (1877-1947) — of Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Mich. Born in 1877. Republican. Superintendent of schools; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Van Buren County, 1935-47; died in office 1947. Died March 12, 1947 (age about 69 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1902 to Mary A. Lyster; father of Edson V. Root, Jr. (1903-1971).
  Root, Edson V., Jr. (1903-1971) — of Bangor, Van Buren County, Mich. Born in Bangor, Van Buren County, Mich., August 27, 1903. Republican. Fruit farmer; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1948-50; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1953-71 (Van Buren County 1953-64, 54th District 1965-71); died in office 1971. Church of Christ. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in 1971 (age about 67 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edson V. Root, Sr. (1877-1947); married 1937 to Frieda Shaefer.
  Root, Edward R. — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Republican. Postmaster at Coldwater, Mich., 1882-86. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Eleazer — of Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis. Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction, 1849-52. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Elias — of Oswego County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Oswego County 1st District, 1862, 1865. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Elias — of North Tonawanda, Niagara County, N.Y. Prohibition candidate for judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1896. Burial location unknown.
Elihu Root Root, Elihu (1845-1937) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Clinton, Oneida County, N.Y., February 15, 1845. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1883-85; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1894; U.S. Secretary of War, 1899-1904; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904 (Temporary Chair), 1912; U.S. Secretary of State, 1905-09; U.S. Senator from New York, 1909-15; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1915; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1916; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Member, Union League; American Society for International Law; American Bar Association; American Philosophical Society; American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912. Died, of pneumonia, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 7, 1937 (age 91 years, 358 days). Interment at Hamilton College Cemetery, Clinton, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Prof. Oren Root and Nancy Whitney (Buttrick) Root; married, January 8, 1878, to Clara Wales (died 1928).
  Cross-reference: Willard Bartlett — Thomas Burke
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Elihu Root: Richard William Leopold, Elihu Root and the Conservative Tradition
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, June 1902
  Root, Elisha A. (born c.1886) — of East Granby, Hartford County, Conn. Born in East Granby, Hartford County, Conn., about 1886. Republican. Farmer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from East Granby, 1927-28. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Emery B. — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1928 (alternate), 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Erastus (1773-1846) — of Delhi, Delaware County, N.Y. Born in Hebron, Windham County (now Tolland County), Conn., March 16, 1773. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Delaware County, 1798-99, 1800-02, 1817-21, 1826-28, 1830; Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1827-28, 1830; U.S. Representative from New York, 1803-05, 1809-11, 1815-17, 1831-33 (14th District 1803-05, 12th District 1809-11, 8th District 1815-17, 11th District 1831-33); defeated, 1838; member of New York state senate, 1811-15, 1840-43 (Middle District 1811-15, 3rd District 1840-43); delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1821; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1823-24; defeated, 1824. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 24, 1846 (age 73 years, 283 days). Original interment at Old Cemetery, Delhi, N.Y.; reinterment at Woodland Cemetery, Delhi, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Root, Francis S. — of Suffield, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Suffield, 1902. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Frederick P. — of Monroe County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Monroe County 3rd District, 1880-81. Burial location unknown.
  Root, George F. — of Vermont. Democrat. Candidate for secretary of state of Vermont, 1924; candidate for U.S. Representative from Vermont 2nd District, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Gerald — American Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 10th District, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Glenn A. — of Beulah, Benzie County, Mich. Prohibition candidate for Michigan state board of agriculture, 1951; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1952, 1954, 1958; Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1952; Prohibition candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Charlevoix District, 1956, 1960. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Harry E. — of Norfolk, Litchfield County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Norfolk; elected 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Helen — of Bergen, Genesee County, N.Y. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1964. Female. Still living as of 1964.
  Root, Helen R. — of Hastings, Barry County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Democrat. Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1973; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976, 1980, 1984; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 55th District, 1976; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1979; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984. Female. Still living as of 1984.
  Root, Henry G. — Republican. Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Herbert Taft — also known as Herbert T. Root — of Michigan. Candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 20th Circuit, 1899. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Humphrey G. — of Herkimer County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Herkimer County 2nd District, 1850. Burial location unknown.
  Root, J. Donald — of Geneseo, Livingston County, N.Y. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Root, Jacob H. — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Socialist. Candidate for Pennsylvania state senate 7th District, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Root, James N. — of Suffield, Hartford County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Suffield; elected 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Jasper R. (b. 1857) — of Benson, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Benson, Rutland County, Vt., December 15, 1857. Republican. Farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Benson, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Jesse (1736-1822) — of Connecticut. Born in Coventry, Tolland County, Conn., December 28, 1736. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delegate to Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1778-83; member of Connecticut council of assistants, 1789; superior court judge in Connecticut, 1789-1807; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1807-09; delegate to Connecticut state constitutional convention, 1818. Died in Coventry, Tolland County, Conn., March 29, 1822 (age 85 years, 91 days). Interment at Nathan Hale Cemetery, South Coventry, Coventry, Conn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Root, Jesse Hart (d. 1934) — also known as Jesse H. Root — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Republican. Circuit judge in Michigan 38th Circuit, 1918-34; defeated, 1917; appointed 1918; died in office 1934; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1928; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1928; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932. Died August 22, 1934. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Monroe, Mich.
  Root, Jesse L. — of Nebraska. Justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1908-11. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Mrs. John — of El Paso, El Paso County, Tex. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Root, John B. — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Postmaster at Galveston, Tex., 1853-57, 1860-65. Burial location unknown.
  Root, John Frick (1918-1988) — also known as John F. Root — of Pennsylvania. Born in York, York County, Pa., January 14, 1918. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Ivory Coast, 1969-74. Died in 1988 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Root, John G. — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Republican. President, Farmers and Mechanics National Bank; mayor of Hartford, Conn., 1888-90. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Burial location unknown.
  Root, John H. — of Norfolk, Litchfield County, Conn. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Norfolk; elected 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Root, John W. — of Indiana. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 2nd District, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Joseph Mosley (1807-1879) — also known as Joseph M. Root — of Erie County, Ohio. Born in New York, 1807. Republican. Member of Ohio state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Ohio 21st District, 1845-51; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1856 (speaker); delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Erie County, 1873. Died in 1879 (age about 72 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Root, Joseph Pomeroy (1826-1885) — also known as Joseph P. Root — of Connecticut; Wyandotte (now part of Kansas City), Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Greenwich (now part of Quabbin Reservoir), Hampshire County, Mass., April 23, 1826. Physician; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1855; member Kansas territorial council, 1857; Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, 1861-63; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Minister to Chile, 1870-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1884. Died in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., July 20, 1885 (age 59 years, 88 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Root (1789-1855) and Lucy (Reynolds) Root (1789-1871); married, September 9, 1851, to Frances Eveline Alden; second great-grandnephew of William Pitkin and Abraham Davenport (1715-1789); fifth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; first cousin twice removed of Daniel Davis; first cousin thrice removed of John Davenport and James Davenport; first cousin five times removed of Roger Wolcott; second cousin once removed of Noah Davis; second cousin twice removed of Timothy Pitkin, Abraham Davenport (1767-1837) and Theodore Davenport; second cousin thrice removed of Pierpont Edwards and Daniel Pitkin; second cousin four times removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott, Sr. (1726-1797); third cousin once removed of Thaddeus Betts; third cousin twice removed of Aaron Burr, Theodore Dwight, Elijah Hunt Mills, Gold Selleck Silliman, Henry Waggaman Edwards and Benjamin Silliman; third cousin thrice removed of Josiah Cowles, Moses Seymour, Aaron Kitchell, Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Roger Griswold and Frederick Wolcott; fourth cousin of Frederick Walker Pitkin; fourth cousin once removed of Abel Merrill, Charles Robert Sherman, Gideon Hard, Elisha Hunt Allen, Benjamin Douglas Silliman, Gouverneur Morris, Aaron Augustus Sargent, John Robert Graham Pitkin and Walter Harrison Blodget.
  Political families: Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Conger-Hungerford family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Bolton-Whitney-Brainard-Wolcott family of Cleveland, Ohio; Wolcott-Packwood-Griswold family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Root, Lyman C. (b. 1852) — of Allegan, Allegan County, Mich. Born in Lorain County, Ohio, September 29, 1852. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Allegan County 1st District, 1915-18; defeated in primary, 1922. English ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Lyman C. — of Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn. Prohibition candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Stamford, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Marv — of Bend, Deschutes County, Ore. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Oregon 2nd District, 1968; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Root, Morris J. — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Myron H. — of Oshtemo Township, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Supervisor of Oshtemo Township, Michigan, 1917-18. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Norman (1798-1867) — of Athens, Athens County, Ohio. Born in Canaan, Litchfield County, Conn., January 22, 1798. Mayor of Athens, Ohio, 1842-43, 1853-64. Died September 21, 1867 (age 69 years, 242 days). Burial location unknown.
  Root, Oren — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for borough president of Manhattan, New York, 1949. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Paul B. — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Richard L. — of Kentwood, Kent County, Mich. Mayor of Kentwood, Mich., 2002-. Still living as of 2007.
  Root, Richard V. — of Wayne, Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1959; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Root, Robert — of Fullerton, Orange County, Calif. Mayor of Fullerton, Calif., 1972-74. Still living as of 1976.
  Root, Roland — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Village president of Coldwater, Michigan, 1856-57. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Roswell — of Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Supervisor of Plymouth Township, Michigan; elected 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Roswell L. — of Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich. Postmaster at Plymouth, Mich., 1871-81. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Russell W. (b. 1898) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Diamond, Grundy County, Ill., August 22, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1947. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Moose. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Samuel — of Essex County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Essex County, 1868-69. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Shirley C. — of Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles County, Calif. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Root, Tallmadge See E. Tallmadge Root
  Root, W. E. — of Wood, Mellette County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 44th District, 1941-44. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Warren L. — of Outagamie County, Wis. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly from Outagamie County 1st District; elected 1902. Burial location unknown.
  Root, Wayne Allyn (b. 1961) — also known as Wayne A. Root — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y., July 20, 1961. Libertarian. Sports reporter and handicapper; radio and television host and anchorman; television producer; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2008. Jewish. Still living as of 2008.
  Relatives: Son of David Root and Stella Root.
  See also Wikipedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Root, Wilbur M. — of Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wis. Wisconsin insurance commissioner, 1891-95. Burial location unknown.
  Root, William — Member of New York state assembly from Oneida and Oswego counties, 1820-21. Burial location unknown.
  Root, William A. — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944, 1952, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Root, William Albert (b. 1850) — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Elizabethtown, Essex County, N.Y., January 5, 1850. Republican. Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1917; member of Vermont state senate from Bennington County, 1919, 1923; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1924. Episcopalian. Burial location unknown.
  Root, William H. — of Haverhill, Essex County, Mass. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Root, William Walter (b. 1837) — also known as William W. Root — of Mason, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Cato, Cayuga County, N.Y., June 28, 1837. Physician; major in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1870; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1884. Methodist. English ancestry. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harvey Root (1810-1891) and Polly A. (Barnes) Root (1816-1891); married, January 2, 1867, to Margaret Snell.


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