Pearley Bergett Root

29 February 1856–29 February 1948 (Age 92)
Breedsville, Van Buren, Michigan, United States

The Life of Pearley Bergett

When Pearley Bergett Root was born on 29 February 1856, in Breedsville, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, her father, Enos Lewis Root, was 28 and her mother, Jane Nichols, was 25. She married Hilliard Almerian Blood on 17 August 1873, in Montcalm, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Groveland, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Klamath Falls Election Precinct 32, Klamath, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 29 February 1948, in Klamath Falls, Klamath, Oregon, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Klamath Falls, Klamath, Oregon, United States.

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Hilliard Almerian Blood
Pearley Bergett Root
Marriage: 17 August 1873
Perces May Jane Blood
Justus Louis Blood
Willis Alvin Blood
Elmer Ralson Blood
Evert Lester Blood
Ina Leora Blood
Enos Edwin Blood
Charles Henry blood
Harrison Delos Blood

Spouse and Children

17 August 1873
Montcalm, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1859 · Oregon Becomes a State

Age 3

Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Perlie E. West in household of Joseph West, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Perley West in household of Guy Tatman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Perliett Root in household of Enos Root, "United States Census, 1860"

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