Charlotte Root Tuttle
1912 – 1999

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 Charlotte Marion Root, 1916
Charlotte Marian Root
Annapolis, MD, 1916
 Charlotte & John, 1942
Charlotte & John
Sanbornton, NH, 1942
 Charlotte R. Tuttle, 1999
Charlotte R. Tuttle
Reading, MA, 1999

Mrs. Charlotte Root Tuttle passed away Saturday, 19-Jun-1999, at the Wingate Nursing Facility in Reading. Massachusetts.  She was 86 years old.  Charlotte M. Root was born 29-Nov-1912 in Columbia, Missouri, the third child of Prof. Ralph E. Root and Mary K. Batcheller Root.  Her family relocated in 1913 when her father accepted a teaching position at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Charlotte received a B.S. degree in Bacteriology from Ohio Wesleyan University in Columbus, Ohio, attended graduate school at Smith College, and received a M.S. degree in Hygiene from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.  During World War II she worked with Johns Hopkins University and the U. S. Army in the fields of immunology and communicable diseases, notably poliomyelitis and meningitis.

Charlotte was married in New York City on 15-Sep-1945, to John Bauman Tuttle, a petroleum chemist with the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, now known as Exxon.  John and Charlotte moved in 1950 to Pelham Manor, New York, to raise their three sons.  After John's retirement in 1970 they moved to Heritage Village, Southbury, Connecticut.  John and Charlotte traveled regularly to many parts of the world until John became ill in the 1980's.  Charlotte's husband died 27-Oct-1989 in Heritage Village at the age of 83.

Mrs. Tuttle is survived by her older brother, Captain Lloyd E. Root, USN (Retired), 91, of Bellevue, Washington, her three sons, John R. Tuttle, Ph.D. of Rochester, New York, Jeremy B. Tuttle, Ph.D. of Earlysville, Virginia, David B. Tuttle of Reading, Massachusetts, and four grandchildren, Tiffany L. Tuttle, Jade R. Tuttle, Jason D. Tuttle, and John P. Tuttle.  The family will hold a private memorial service next month in Sanbornton, New Hampshire, at the former summer home of her father and mother.

20-Jun-1999 by David B. Tuttle
Photograph Mar-1999 by David B. Tuttle

RedBall  Family Record Page, Charlotte M. Root

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[This page last updated 27-Apr-2011]

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