John Hussey Root

Brief Life History of John Hussey

When John Hussey Root was born in August 1860, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Horatio Root, was 44 and his mother, Abigail Whittier Hussey, was 44. He had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Emma M. Smith. He lived in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States for about 50 years.

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John Hussey Root
Emma M. Smith
Frederick Stanley Root
Edward James Root
Howard Francis Root
Florence A. Root
Marshall Crawford Root

Sources (15)

  • John S Root in household of Horatio Root, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Unknown, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • John Root in entry for Marshall Crawford Root, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1868 · Land in Groton Given to US Navy for Navy Station

In 1868, the State of Connecticut gave the Navy 112 acres of land along the Thames River. This became the location of the Naval Submarine Base. It was designed to hold 1,400 men and 20 submarines. During WWII it was expanded to 497 acres. 

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a nickname for a cheerful person, from an unrecorded Middle English rote (Old English rōt) ‘glad, cheerful’.

English: from Middle English rote, route, rotte ‘rote’ (of uncertain origin but apparently ultimately akin to Welsh crwth), perhaps used for a player of the medieval stringed instrument, a kind of harp or fiddle. Compare Rutter .

English: perhaps a habitational name from Wroot (Lincolnshire), from Old English wrōt ‘snout, spur of land’.

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

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