Olive M. Root
7-Feb-1906, IA

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OLIVE MYRLE ROOT, born 7-Feb-1906 in Forest City, IA;
daughter of Ralph E. ROOT born 1879 & Mary K. BATCHELLER born 1880;
died 5-Mar-1997 at Calef Hill Farm in Sanbornton, NH;
memorial marker in Root-Meader-Tuttle Cemetery, March Road, Sanbornton, NH.

Moved to Annapolis, MD, in 1913; attended Northfield Seminary, East Northfield, MA, 1922-1924; received B.A. 13-Jun-1928, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH.
Executive Secretary 1955-1965, Special Studies Section, Division of Research Grants, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD.  Assistant to the Dean 1966-1969, Harvard University Medical School, Allston, MA.  Biography in "Who's Who of American Women", Volume 4, 1963, and in "American Men of Science", 10th Edition, 1961.


Married 16-Jun-1928 in Annapolis, MD, to Ralph Gibson MEADER;
born 6-Sep-1904 in Eaton Rapids, MI;
son of Robert Eugene MEADER born 1871 & Jennie Editha GIBSON born 1869;
died 5-May-1995 in Franklin, NH, near his long-time summer home;
memorial marker in Root-Meader-Tuttle Cemetery, March Road, Sanbornton, NH.

Children of Olive & Ralph:

  1. Mary Batcheller Meader, born Oct-1938 in Amsterdam, Netherlands;
    birth recorded in New Haven, CT, and with U.S. State Dept., Washington, DC; married 1970s in Sanbornton, NH, to Brian MOKLER, 2 children;

Photographs:

Charlotte Root Tuttle (left)
& Olive Root Meader
mid 1960's

Mrs. Olive Root Meader
Dr. Ralph Gibson Meader, Ph.D.

Christmas 1993


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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