Julia Ann Bidwell

30 June 1856–3 May 1946 (Age 89)
Otisville, Genesee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Julia Ann

When Julia Ann Bidwell was born on 30 June 1856, in Otisville, Genesee, Michigan, United States, her father, Joseph Ofket Bidwell, was 27 and her mother, Hulda Lovina Clapp, was 22. She married Ransom Bird Root on 20 January 1877, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Thetford Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Forest Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1870. She died on 3 May 1946, in Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 89.

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Ransom Bird Root
Julia Ann Bidwell
Marriage: 20 January 1877
Effie May Root
Pearl A Root
Britten Earl Root
Lottie May Root
Hettie Alma Root

Spouse and Children

    Ransom Bird Root



20 January 1877
Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States




    Britten Earl Root



    Hettie Alma Root


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World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 23

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
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

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Bidwell, for example in Hertfordshire, from Old English byde(n) ‘tub’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Julia Bidwell in household of Joseph Bidwell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Julia Bidwell in household of Joseph Bidwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Julia A Root in household of Harry A Turnbull, "United States Census, 1940"

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