Wendell Root


Brief Life History of Wendell

When Wendell Root was born in 1919, in New York, United States, his father, Albert Eugene Root, was 33 and his mother, Nellie Jane Jones, was 35. He lived in Addison, Addison, Steuben, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1944, in Taguig, Rizal, Philippines, at the age of 25, and was buried in Addison, Addison, Steuben, New York, United States.

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Albert Eugene Root
Nellie Jane Jones
Lawrence Albert Root
Wilma Eleanor Root
Wendell Root

Sources (4)

  • Wendell Root in household of Albert E Root, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wendell J Root, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Wendell Root in household of Albert Root, "United States Census, 1930"

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 0

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.


Age 8

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a nickname for a cheerful person, from an unrecorded Middle English rote (Old English rōt) ‘glad, cheerful’.

English: from Middle English rote, route, rotte ‘rote’ (of uncertain origin but apparently ultimately akin to Welsh crwth), perhaps used for a player of the medieval stringed instrument, a kind of harp or fiddle. Compare Rutter .

English: perhaps a habitational name from Wroot (Lincolnshire), from Old English wrōt ‘snout, spur of land’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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