Isaac Hiram Root

3 March 1878–20 May 1945 (Age 67)
Heidelberg Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Isaac Hiram

When Isaac Hiram Root was born on 3 March 1878, in Heidelberg Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John M Root, was 35 and his mother, Polly Goshert, was 34. He married Sadie Amanda Spangler on 23 December 1899, in Schaefferstown, Heidelberg Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Millcreek Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died on 20 May 1945, at the age of 67, and was buried in Millbach, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Isaac Hiram Root
Sadie Amanda Spangler
Marriage: 23 December 1899
Louis Root
John T Root
Irene Root
Gertrude K Root
Oscar D Root
Margaret L Root
Eleanor C Root
Rudolph C Root

Spouse and Children


    Sadie Amanda Spangler


23 December 1899
Schaefferstown, Heidelberg Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States


    Louis Root


    John T Root


    Irene Root


    Gertrude K Root


    Oscar D Root


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 18

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

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)

  • Isaac Root, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Isaac H Root, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Isaac I Root, "United States Census, 1910"

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