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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Ernest Root
Mary Elizabeth Bishop
Marriage: 6 July 1913
Margaret Mary Root
Francis Arthur Root
Patricia Ann Root
Dorothy Elenor Root
Bob Root
Catherine Cecil Root
Grace Agnes Root
Donald Joseph Root
Dennis Alexander Root
Ernest J. Root
Maurice Frederick Root
Kenneth Roger Root

Spouse and Children

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


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Racine


    Lena Brooks




    Mabel Racine


    Rose Racine



    Bill Root


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.

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Sources (2)

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

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