Moses Root1

ID #41221, (1821-)

Biography

  • Last Edited: 1 Feb 2018

Sources of Information

  1. [S511] Phil Dascola, family tree titled "John Root", published by Ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, from database named philsged, updated Feb 2010, viewed Feb 2018.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Sidney Dwight Root1

ID #41222, (1824-1897)

Sidney Root
1892 photo

Family: Mary H Clarke b. 1831, d. 9 Jan 1886

Biography

  • Sidney Dwight Root was born on 14 Mar 1824, in Montague, Massachusetts.1
  • 1843 Root left Vermont to work for his brother-in-law William Rawson (sister Julia'a husband) in Lumpkin GA as a store clerk. By 1855 he owned the business alone.2
  • He married Mary H Clarke on Tuesday, 17 Apr 1849 in Lumkin, Georgia.1
  • Sidney became a slave-owner upon his marriage - Mary's parents gave the couple 3 slaves as a wedding present.2
  • Sidney wrote an unpubliched memoir 'Memorandum of My Life'. He also wrote? and published 'Primary Bible Questions for Young Children', a booklet that sold around 20,000 copies.2
  • Sidney lived in Atlanta, Georgia, where he operated a dry goods store, and then branched out into cotton and banking. After the fall of Atlanta in 1864, during the Civil War, Union troops occupied his house. He sold his house on South Collins Street to Joseph E. Brown, who served as the governor of Georgia during the war.2
  • Sidney was active in the Civil War, supplying the Confederate Army with goods imported from Europe - blockade running.2
  • An unknown date He promoted a controversial plan to recruit slaves into the Confederate Army - and they would be freed. Eventually J efferson Davis agreed, and then Rober E Lee; however the idea was never implemented.2
  • 1866 the family moved to New York city, for the education of their children.2
  • In 1878 Sidney and Mary moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he devoted his time to religious and other charitable causes.2
  • Sidney Dwight Root died on 15 Feb 1897 in Atlanta, Georgia, at age 72 at his daughter's house.2,3
  • He was buried at the Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.3
  • Last Edited: 5 Feb 2018

Sources of Information

  1. [S511] Phil Dascola, family tree titled "John Root", published by Ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, from database named philsged, updated Feb 2010, viewed Feb 2018.
  2. [S5904] New Georgia Encyclopedia, an encyclopedia of all facets of Georgia such as arts, business, education, etc, www.georgiaencyclopedia.org, article: Sidney Root (1824-1908_ by Matthew M Moye, 13 Apr 2012, ed NGE Staff 2015 8 May, viewed Feb 2018.
  3. [S5907] Find A Grave: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia , Maj Sidney Dwight Root, created by Sharon whitney, Julia Ather, added Nov 2009, memorial number 44287009.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Eliza Root1

ID #41223, (1827-)

Biography

  • Last Edited: 1 Feb 2018

Sources of Information

  1. [S511] Phil Dascola, family tree titled "John Root", published by Ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, from database named philsged, updated Feb 2010, viewed Feb 2018.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Minerva Root1

ID #41224, (1831-)

Biography

  • Last Edited: 1 Feb 2018

Sources of Information

  1. [S511] Phil Dascola, family tree titled "John Root", published by Ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, from database named philsged, updated Feb 2010, viewed Feb 2018.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


William Allen Rawson1

ID #41225, (1810-1879)

Family: Julia Root b. 21 Jan 1818, d. 31 Jul 1865

Biography

  • Last Edited: 1 Feb 2018

Sources of Information

  1. [S511] Phil Dascola, family tree titled "John Root", published by Ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, from database named philsged, updated Feb 2010, viewed Feb 2018.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Mary H Clarke1,2

ID #41226, (1831-1886)

Family: Sidney Dwight Root b. 14 Mar 1824, d. 15 Feb 1897

Biography

  • Last Edited: 1 Feb 2018

Sources of Information

  1. [S511] Phil Dascola, family tree titled "John Root", published by Ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, from database named philsged, updated Feb 2010, viewed Feb 2018.
  2. [S5907] Find A Grave: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia , Mary H Clarke Root, created by Dkown, added Agu 2013, memorial number 115178916.
  3. [S5904] New Georgia Encyclopedia, an encyclopedia of all facets of Georgia such as arts, business, education, etc, www.georgiaencyclopedia.org, article: Sidney Root (1824-1908_ by Matthew M Moye, 13 Apr 2012, ed NGE Staff 2015 8 May, viewed Feb 2018.
  4. [S5907] Find A Grave: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia , Maj Sidney Dwight Root, created by Sharon whitney, Julia Ather, added Nov 2009, memorial number 44287009.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


John Wellborn Root1

ID #41227, (1850-1891)

John Wellborn Root
1850-1891

Family 1: Mary Louise Walker b. 11 Mar 1858, d. Mar 1880

Family 2: Dora Louise Monroe b. 4 Oct 1857, d. 27 May 1913

Biography

  • John Wellborn Root was born on 10 Jan 1850, in Lumpkin, Georgia.1
  • 1873 Root formed a partnership with Daniel Burnham in Chicago. Their work was very influential, being designated as National Historic Landmarks, & National Register of Historic Places.2
  • He married Mary Louise Walker on Sunday, 18 Jan 1880 in Chicago, Illinois.1
  • John Wellborn Root married Dora Louise Monroe in 1882 in Chicago, Illinois.1
  • Burnham & Root were the architects that conceived and built the World's Columbian Exposition, otherwise known as the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. He died before the work was completed.2
  • John Wellborn Root died on 15 Jan 1891 in Chicago, Illinois, at age 41.1
  • The cause of his death was pneumonia - from showing the future site of the Chicago Exposition.2
  • He was buried at the Graceland Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois, The gravestone has a drawinging of one of his last designs, the entrance of a building at the Chicago World's Fair.3
  • The Chicago Exposition - the Chicago World's Fair - is the subject of the book 'The Devil in the White City' by Eric Larson. John Wellborn Root is a major player in the beginning of the book.4
  • Last Edited: 6 Feb 2018

Sources of Information

  1. [S511] Phil Dascola, family tree titled "John Root", published by Ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, from database named philsged, updated Feb 2010, viewed Feb 2018.
  2. [S317] Wikipedia, On-line database of general knowledge contributed by the public www.en.wikipedia.org, article: John Wellborn Root, viewed Feb 2018.
  3. [S5906] Find A Grave: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois , John Wellborn Root, created by Find A Grave, added Jan 2001, memorial number 2169.
  4. [S5905] Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City, New York City, NY: Vintage Books, 2003,.
  5. [S317] Wikipedia, On-line database of general knowledge contributed by the public www.en.wikipedia.org, article: John Wellborn Root Jr, viewed Feb 2018.
  6. [S5906] Find A Grave: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois , Dora Louise Monroe Root, created by Daryl & Barbara (Biggs) Mallett, added Jul 2013, memorial number 114166457.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Mary Louise Walker1

ID #41228, (1858-1880)

Family: John Wellborn Root b. 10 Jan 1850, d. 15 Jan 1891

Biography

  • Last Edited: 1 Feb 2018

Sources of Information

  1. [S511] Phil Dascola, family tree titled "John Root", published by Ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, from database named philsged, updated Feb 2010, viewed Feb 2018.
  2. [S5906] Find A Grave: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois , Mary Louise Walker Root, created by Nancy in Oz, added Sep 2012, memorial number 97096241.
  3. [S5905] Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City, New York City, NY: Vintage Books, 2003, p 22.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Dora Louise Monroe1,2

ID #41229, (1857-1913)

Family: John Wellborn Root b. 10 Jan 1850, d. 15 Jan 1891

Biography

  • Last Edited: 1 Feb 2018

Sources of Information

  1. [S511] Phil Dascola, family tree titled "John Root", published by Ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, from database named philsged, updated Feb 2010, viewed Feb 2018.
  2. [S317] Wikipedia, On-line database of general knowledge contributed by the public www.en.wikipedia.org, article: John Wellborn Root, viewed Feb 2018.
  3. [S5906] Find A Grave: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois , Dora Louise Monroe Root, created by Daryl & Barbara (Biggs) Mallett, added Jul 2013, memorial number 114166457.
  4. [S317] Wikipedia, On-line database of general knowledge contributed by the public www.en.wikipedia.org, article: John Wellborn Root Jr, viewed Feb 2018.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


John Wellborn Root1

ID #41230, (1887-1963)

John Wellborn Root Jr
1887-1963

Biography

  • John Wellborn Root was born on 14 Jul 1887, in Chicago, Illinois.1,2
  • John was a significant US architect also, like his father. He was associated with the firm Holabird & Root in Chicago, especially in the 1920's and 1930's, created many Art Deco buildings.1
  • He died on 24 Oct 1963 in Capt Cod, Massachusetts, at age 76.1,2
  • He was buried at the Graceland Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.2
  • Last Edited: 1 Feb 2018

Sources of Information

  1. [S317] Wikipedia, On-line database of general knowledge contributed by the public www.en.wikipedia.org, article: John Wellborn Root Jr, viewed Feb 2018.
  2. [S5906] Find A Grave: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois , John Wellborn Root jr, created by Rommy Lopat, added Jul 2012, memorial number 94374061.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Florence Root1

ID #41231, (1854-1918)

Biography

  • Florence Root was born in 1854.1
  • She died in 1918.1
  • Last Edited: 1 Feb 2018

Sources of Information

  1. [S5907] Find A Grave: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia , Maj Sidney Dwight Root, created by Sharon whitney, Julia Ather, added Nov 2009, memorial number 44287009.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Walter Clarke Root1

ID #41232, (1859-1925)

Biography

  • Walter Clarke Root was born in 1859.1
  • He died in 1925.1
  • Last Edited: 1 Feb 2018

Sources of Information

  1. [S5907] Find A Grave: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia , Maj Sidney Dwight Root, created by Sharon whitney, Julia Ather, added Nov 2009, memorial number 44287009.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Mary Louise Root1

ID #41233, (1888-1973)

Biography

  • Mary Louise Root was born in 1888.1
  • She died in 1973.1
  • Last Edited: 1 Feb 2018

Sources of Information

  1. [S5906] Find A Grave: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois , Dora Louise Monroe Root, created by Daryl & Barbara (Biggs) Mallett, added Jul 2013, memorial number 114166457.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Mrs Elizabeth Curtis (née unknown)1

ID #41234, (s 1619-)

Family: Thomas Curtis b. 1598, d. 13 Nov 1682

Biography

  • Mrs Elizabeth Curtis (née unknown) was born s 1619.2
  • She married Thomas Curtis s 1638.1,2
  • 1639 Thomas and Elizabeth settled in Wethersfield CT.1
  • Elizabeth and Thomas had 7 children.1
  • Last Edited: 5 Feb 2018

Sources of Information

  1. [S5573] Frederic Haines Curtiss, Descendants of Widow Elizabeth Curtiss who settled in Stratford, Conn., 1639-40, Boston MA: Rockwell and Churchill Press, 1903, p xxviii.
  2. [S204] Assumption of Researcher.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.