George Robert Root

15 April 1862–12 May 1944 (Age 82)
Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of George Robert

When George Robert Root was born on 15 April 1862, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, his father, John Samuel Root, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Ross, was 33. He married Cora Elizabeth Craun on 16 February 1909, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States. He lived in Stonewall District, Rockingham, Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 12 May 1944, in Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Virginia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Robert Root
1862–1944
Cora Elizabeth Craun
1871–1915
Marriage: 16 February 1909

Spouse and Children

    Male1862–1944Male

    Cora Elizabeth Craun

    Female1871–1915Female

MARRIAGE
16 February 1909
Rockingham, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Samuel Root

    Male1826–1898Male

    Elizabeth Jane Ross

    Female1829–1898Female

siblings

(8)

    Charles W Root

    Male1852–Male

    Margaret Jane Root

    Female1853–Female

    Hester Ann Arbelia Root

    Female1855–1919Female

    Ada Alice Root

    Female1857–Female

    Ida Florence Root

    Female1857–Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · Hamilton County History

Age 19

History of Hamilton County Ohio, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches ~~~~~ Compiled by: Henry A. Ford, A. M. and Mrs. Kate B. Ford ~~~~~ L. A. Williams & Co. Publishers 1881
1886

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • George R Roots in household of John L Roots, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George R Root, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Robert Root, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

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