Ernest Root

11 February 1893–2 October 1953 (Age 60)
Clinton Mills, Clinton, Clinton, New York, United States

The Life of Ernest

Ernest Root was born on 11 February 1893, in Clinton Mills, Clinton, Clinton, New York, United States as the son of Joseph Racine and Lena Brooks. He married Mary Elizabeth Bishop on 6 July 1913, in Tupper Lake, Altamont, Franklin, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 2 October 1953, in Tupper Lake, Altamont, Franklin, New York, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Root
1893–1953
Mary Elizabeth Bishop
1892–1972
Marriage: 6 July 1913
Margaret Mary Root
1914–1995
Francis Arthur Root
1915–1965
Patricia Ann Root
1916–1995
Dorothy Elenor Root
1918–1998
Bob Root
1919–1977
Catherine Cecil Root
1922–1999
Grace Agnes Root
1923–2018
Donald Joseph Root
1924–1973
Dennis Alexander Root
1924–1980
Ernest J. Root
1928–1995
Maurice Frederick Root
1930–1980
Kenneth Roger Root
1935–1986

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 July 1913
Tupper Lake, Altamont, Franklin, New York, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Racine

    Male1865–1917Male

    Lena Brooks

    Female–1896Female

siblings

(4)

    Mabel Racine

    Female1888–Female

    Rose Racine

    Female1891–Female

    Male1893–1953Male

    Bill Root

    Male1896–Male

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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 (2)

  • Ernest Root, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earnest Root, "United States Census, 1930"

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