Maurice Max Root

21 January 1930–8 January 2008 (Age 77)
Milford, Beaver, Utah, United States

The Life of Maurice Max

When Maurice Max Root was born on 21 January 1930, in Milford, Beaver, Utah, United States, his father, Maxwell David Root, was 21 and his mother, Olive Zina Johnson, was 19. He married Janet Smith on 1 September 1948, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Beaver, Utah, United States in 1935 and Cedar City Election Precinct, Iron, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 8 January 2008, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Milford City Cemetery, Milford, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Maurice Max Root
Janet Smith
Marriage: 1 September 1948
Maurice McKay Root
David S Root

Spouse and Children


    Janet Smith


1 September 1948
Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 1

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, the Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 21

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

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)

  • Maurice Max Root in household of Olive Zina Johnson Root, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Maurice M Root in household of Max D Root, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Maurice M Root in household of Maxwell D Root, "United States Census, 1940"

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