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.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

George Robert Root
Cora Elizabeth Craun
Marriage: 16 February 1909

Spouse and Children


    Cora Elizabeth Craun


16 February 1909
Rockingham, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Samuel Root


    Elizabeth Jane Ross




    Charles W Root


    Margaret Jane Root


    Hester Ann Arbelia Root


    Ada Alice Root


    Ida Florence Root


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


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

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.

Possible Related Names

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"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.