Caroline Hannah York

10 September 1834–31 October 1909 (Age 75)
Rinard, Calhoun, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Caroline Hannah

Caroline Hannah York was born on 10 September 1834, in Rinard, Calhoun, Iowa, United States. She married Reuben J. Root in March 1850, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Boone, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Cedar Township, Calhoun, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 31 October 1909, at the age of 75, and was buried in Cedar Cemetery, Cedar Township, Calhoun, Iowa, United States.

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Reuben J. Root
Caroline Hannah York
Marriage: March 1850
Riley James Root
Maggie Caroline Root
Frankie Root
Mary Ann Root
Viola Phoebe Root
Reuben Root
Byron Finley Root

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    March 1850Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 12
    Historical Boundaries: 1846: Boone, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Boone, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 23
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from the city of York in northern England. The surname is now widespread throughout England. Originally, the city bore the Latin name Eburacum, which is probably from a Brittonic name meaning ‘yew-tree place’. This was altered by folk etymology to Old English Eoforwīc (from the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wīc ‘specialized farmstead’). This name was taken over by Scandinavian settlers, who altered it back to opacity in the form Jórvík or Jórk (English York, which became finally settled as the placename in the 13th century). The surname has also been adopted by Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.In some cases also an American shortened and altered form of the East Slavic patronymic Yurkovich or its Croatian, Slovak, or Slovenian variants. Compare Yurk .

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Caroline H Root in household of Reuben J Root, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Caroline York in entry for Mary Ann Criddle, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • Caroline Root in household of Reuben Root, "United States Census, 1880"

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