Amos Ives Root

9 December 1839–30 April 1923 (Age 83)
Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States

The Life of Amos Ives

When Amos Ives Root was born on 9 December 1839, in Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States, his father, Samuel Homer Root, was 29 and his mother, Louisa Hart, was 27. He married Susan Hall on 29 September 1861, in Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Springfield Township, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Medina, Ohio, United States for about 23 years. He died on 30 April 1923, in Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amos Ives Root
Susan Hall
Marriage: 29 September 1861
Ernest Rob Root
Maud Eliza Root
Constance Meroa Root
Merva Root
Carrie Belle Root
Huber Hall Root

Spouse and Children

29 September 1861
Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 21

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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 (3)

  • Amos J Root in household of Samuel Root, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amos I Root, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Amos I Root, "United States Census, 1910"

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