Saxton C. Root

1856–23 November 1936 (Age 80)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Saxton C.

When Saxton C. Root was born in 1856, in Michigan, United States, his father, Roswell Holton Root Sr., was 58 and his mother, Lucinda Vaughn, was 36. He married Fannie J Pardee on 29 February 1920, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Vanderbilt Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1900 and Goodsprings, Clark, Nevada, United States in 1910. He died on 23 November 1936, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Bennington, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States.

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Saxton C. Root
Fannie J Pardee
Marriage: 29 February 1920

Spouse and Children


    Fannie J Pardee


29 February 1920
Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Roswell Holton Root Sr.


    Lucinda Vaughn




    Lucinda Amanda Root


    Roswell Holton Root Jr.


    Harriet Amelia Root


    Caroline Root



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World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed

Age 11

The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English rote ‘glad’ (Old English rōt).2 English: metonymic occupational name for a player on the rote, an early medieval stringed instrument (Middle English, Old French rote, of uncertain origin but apparently ultimately akin to Welsh crwth).3 Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a retting place (Dutch root, a derivative of ro(o)ten ‘to ret’, akin to modern English rot), a place where flax is soaked in tubs of water until the stems rot to release the linen fibers.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Saxton Root in household of Roswell Root, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Saston C Root, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Saxton C Root in household of Samuel E Yount, "United States Census, 1910"

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