Elihu H Root

24 December 1911–17 January 1992 (Age 80)
Galesburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Elihu H

When Elihu H Root was born on 24 December 1911, in Galesburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, his father, Ray J Root, was 25 and his mother, Florence Laverne Amstutz, was 23. He married Hazel Ann Hopkins on 6 September 1934, in Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Charleston Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Comstock, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1992. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 17 January 1992, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Galesburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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Elihu H Root
Hazel Ann Hopkins
Marriage: 6 September 1934
Chris Elhiu Root

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 September 1934Calhoun, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 1
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 2
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
    1935 · The FBI is Established
    Age 24
    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    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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    Sources (7)

    • Elihu H Root in household of Ray J Root, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Elihu H Root, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
    • Elihu H Root in household of Ray J Root, "United States Census, 1930"

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