Charlotte M. Root
29-Nov-1912, MO


CHARLOTTE MARIAN ROOT, born 29-Nov-1912 in Columbia, MO;
daughter of Ralph E. ROOT born 1879 & Mary K. BATCHELLER born 1880;
died 19-Jun-1999 in Reading, MA.  [   Obituary Notice ]

Maryland High School Diploma awarded 19-Jun-1930, Annapolis, MD;
B.Sc. Bacteriology, 1934, Ohio Wesleyan University, Columbus, OH;
M.Sc. Hygiene, 3-Jun-1941, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

From "Ohio Wesleyan Magazine", March 1943, "Women Can Be Doctors":

"Charlotte Root, '34, is one of our few alumnae in the field of medical research.  She was a teaching fellow in Zoology at Smith College, 1934-36, and Histological technician in the Department of Anatomy at Yale Medical School the following year.  In the spring of 1938 she went to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to work as a volunteer technician under Dr. Howard Brown, professor of Bacteriology, and in the fall registered in the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health as a candidate for the degree of Master of Hygiene in Bacteriology; at the same time she she started work as a bacteriological technician in a research laboratory of the Department of Epidemiology, receiving her degree in 1941.  Shortly afterward the laboratory was placed under contract with the government, working for the Meningococcal Meningitis Commission of the Board for the Investigation of Influenze and Other Epidemic Diseases in the U. S. Army.  Much of Miss Root's time during the past year has been spent in Army camps doing carrier surveys."

Department of the Army - Commission on Meningococcal Meningitis

Phair, J. J., Smith, D. G., and Root, C. M. The use of chicken serum in the species and type identification of neisseria. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, 1943, vol. 52, pp 72-73.

Phair, J. J., Schoenbach, E. B., and Root, C. M. Meningococcal carrier studies. American Journal of Public Health, 1944, vol. 34, pp 148-154

Married 15-Sep-1945 in New York, NY, to John Bauman TUTTLE;
born 16-Apr-1906 in Ravenna, OH;
son of Arthur H. TUTTLE born 1871 & Martha BAUMAN born 1876;
died 27-Oct-1989 in Heritage Village, Southbury, CT.

Children of Charlotte & John:

  1. John Root Tuttle, born May-1946 in New York, NY; married Jun-1970 in Woonsocket, RI, to Therese (Terri) LAVALLEE, 2 children;
  2. Jeremy Ballou Tuttle, born Oct-1947 in New York, NY; married Mar-1971 in Baltimore, MD, to Sara Jane (Sally) STASKO;
  3. David Bauman Tuttle, born Oct-1948 in New York, NY; married (1) May-1973 in Sanbornton, NH, to Mildred Suzanne LAMB; married (2) Mar-1981 in Jamaica Plain, MA, to Nancy Viola CARABER, 2 children;


Charlotte Marian Root
age 3 – Summer 1916
7 Franklin Street
Annapolis, Maryland

Charlotte Root Tuttle
age 86 – March 1999
Wingate at Reading
Reading, MA

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  • Original documents and 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;
  • U.S. Army Medical Department, Department of Medical History –
    Commissions on Acute Respiratory Disease (CARD);

[This page last updated 27-Apr-2011]