Edward Root

1888–27 November 1953 (Age 65)
New York, United States

The Life of Edward

Edward Root was born in 1888, in New York, United States. He married Florence T. Leavy on 24 June 1914, in Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Montoursville, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 27 November 1953, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 65.

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Edward Root
1888–1953
Florence T. Leavy
1886–1952
Marriage: 24 June 1914

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 June 1914
Pennsylvania, United States

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 17

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Edward Root, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edward Root, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward Root, "United States Census, 1920"

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