Blaine L. Root
29-Sep-1884, IA

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BLAINE LEVI ROOT, born 29-Sep-1884 in Akron, IA;
son of Lewis F. ROOT born 1852 & Sarah E. POLLOCK born 1854;
died 22-Feb-1976 in Vermillion, SD.


Married (1) 26-Mar-1912 to Minnie Alice STRADER;
born 9-Mar-1890 in Sioux City, IA;
daughter of ?Samuel STRADER born __ & Catherine ROBERTSON born __;
died Jul-1918 in Sioux City, IA.

Children of Blaine & Minnie:

  1. Bonnie Louise Root, born 26-Nov-1913 in Akron, IA; married ?1953 to Lew HELMS; died 22-Sep-1979 in Concord, CA.
  2. Gene Robertson Root, born 13-Jun-1915 in Akron, IA; married Phyllis GROSS, 3 children; died 22-Apr-1983.
  3. Eleanor Catherine Root, born 15-May-1917 in Akron, IA; married 25-Jul-1942 in San Diego, CA, to Albert Vincent FITGERALD, 3 children;

Married (2) Dec-1918 to Louise STRADER;
born ____;
daughter of Samuel STRADER born __ & Catherine ROBERTSON born __;
died ____.

Children of Blaine & Louise:

  1. Elaine Faye Root, born 10-Jun-1919 in Sioux City, IA; married 31-Aug-1940 to Travis PHILLIPS, 3 children; died 3-Jan-1998 in Hayward, CA.
  2. Virginia Beth Root, born 29-Jan-1921 in Sioux City, IA; married 1-Jan-1945 in San Francisco, CA, to Gordon Carl NELSON, 6 children; died 6-Sep-1998 in Daly City, CA.
  3. Margaret Leone Root, born 6-Jun-1922 in Sioux City, IA; married 22-Sept-1946 to Milton Joseph CRASE, 3 children;

Married (3) 1952 to Ruth COLBY;
born ____;
daughter of _____ COLBY born __ & __?__;
died ____.


Photographs:

The Root Brothers
Summer 1909
Akron, IA

(clockwise from top)
(Robert) Ross Root
(Lewis) Roy Root
Ralph Eugene Root
Blaine Levi Root


Sources:

  • Family history information collected from living relatives by Mrs. Olive Root Meader;
  • Root family notes compiled by Captain Lloyd E. Root, CEC USN (Ret.), of Bellevue, WA, for the Root/Meader/Tuttle reunion, Sanbornton, NH, 1990;
  • Root family GEDCOM information retrieved from the Internet, 1998;
  • "Descendants of Thomas Roote", MS-Word report received Jan-2000 from Richard G. Nelson of California;

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[This page last updated 27-Apr-2011]

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