LEWIS FLETCHER ROOT, born 27-Jan-1852 in Athens County, OH;
son of Levi ROOT born 1809
& Mary (Polly)
STEWART born 1809;
died 1943 in Akron, IA.
Moved with his parents & siblings in 1867 to Grundy
County, MO, where his step-mother Rachel Cohen owned land.
Moved his own family to Plymouth County, IA, in 1883 and
homesteaded a "quarter section" (160 acres) of
prairie land. After 7 children and many years on the prairie,
retired from farming and moved into Akron, IA, in 1912.
Root Families of Plymouth County, Iowa - 1917, "History of Plymouth County"
The Root Family of Akron, Iowa - 1982, "Our Life 1882-1982"
Married 25-Feb-1875 in Grundy County, MO, to
Sarah Eleanor POLLOCK;
born 23-Aug-1854 in Olivesburg, OH;
daughter of Robert POLLOCK born 1820 &
Nancy Ann CANTWELL born 1824;
died 29-Jul-1920 in Akron, IA.
Children of Lewis & Sarah:
- Lewis Roy Root,
born 22-Nov-1875 in Trenton, MO; married 19-Jun-1901
to Mamie Jane DEE; died 2-Jun-1955 in Ann Arbor, MI.
- Dolly (Dot) Leone
Root, born 6-Feb-1877 in Trenton, MO; married
9-Sep-1903 to Levi Julian CROSS of Akron, IA; died 27-Oct-1965.
Ralph Eugene Root,
born 18-Jul-1879 in Trenton, MO;
married 28-Dec-1904 to Mary Keziah BATCHELLER, 4
children; died 23-Sep-1961 in Franklin, NH.
- Edith May Root,
born 12-Mar-1881 in Akron, IA; married Herman BUROW;
died 1955 in Sioux Falls, SD.
- Blaine Levi Root,
born 29-Sep-1884 in Akron, IA; married (1) 26-Mar-1912
to Minnie Alice STRAIDER, 3 children; married (2) Dec-1918
to Louise STRAIDER, 3 children; married (3) 1952 to
Ruth COLBY; died 22-Feb-1976 in Vermillion, SD.
- Anna Faye Root,
born 6-Aug-1886 in Akron, IA; married 14-May-1913 to
Charles Wayne GOSTING; died Dec-1985 in Sidney,
Cheyenne County, NE.
- Robert Ross
Root, born 23-Aug-1888 in Akron, IA; married
8-Feb-1910 to Anna May MONTAGNE; died Oct-1969 in
Lewis F. Root & Family
rear, from left: Blaine Levi, Ralph Eugene, Anna Faye, Robert Ross, Lewis Roy
front, from left: Edith May, Lewis Fletcher, Sarah Pollock, Dolly (Dot) Leone
- 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;
- "The Generation of the Upright", Edward
Norton Cantwell, 1911, Fulton, IL; descendants of William
Cantwell 1776-1858 & Nancy Ann Williams 1779-1850;
- 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;
- Information on the Cross family received Jan-2003 from
Glen A. Jones of Oregon;