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Honorable Elihu Root, Sr.

Born:Feb 15 1845 In:
Died:Feb 7 1937 (at age 91)In:
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Immediate family

Mrs. Clara Frances Root (born Wales)
His wife
Mrs. Edith Grant (born Root)
His daughter
Mr. Elihu Root, Jr.
His son
Mr. Edward Wales Root
His son
Mrs. Josephine Chaffe (born Root)
His daughter
Prof. Oren Root, Sr.
His father
Mrs. Nancy Whitney Root (born Buttrick)
His mother
Mr. Oren Root, Jr., Educator
His brother
<Private> Root
His sibling
<Private> Root
His sibling
    

Education

Hamilton College
New York University School of Law
To 1867
Law Degree

Work

Lawyer
Corporate Law
38th United States Secretary of State
From July 19 1905 To Jan 27 1909
Under President Theodore Roosevelt
41st. Secretary of War of the United States of America
From Aug 1 1899 To Jan 31 1904
Under Presidents McKinley & Roosevelt
United States Senator from New York
From Mar 4 1909 To Mar 4 1915
United States Federal Government State of New York

Personal info

Nationalities: USA
Languages spoken: English
Political view: Republican

Source citations

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Biography of Elihu Root Secratary of State
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Elihu Root on the cover of Time Magazine October 18, 1926
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 8 1937
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Circleville Herald
Date: Feb 8 1937
Publication: Circleville, Ohio, United States Of America
Text: "...grounds n 11 i ma y in nei y son the princess royal went V i During their attack of the smf to to discuss finances j 1 as Dr Allan Roy Dafoe de ROOT FUNERAL TUESDAY NEW YORK Feb 8 Funeral services for Elihu ... Root former secretary of and war will be held tomorrow in the chap of Hamilton college his alma Water at Clinton N Y RIFFLES CHECK NKAUS Harry Riffle county dog war den will begin a check of county March ... gone to St Petersburg Fla for his health He was a patient in Mt Carmel hospital a week re turning to his home the latter part of last week Approximately 420 pounds of grapefruit was contributed ... to the food supply for refu gees Saturday by the county re lief headquarters w Walter was admitted to White Cross hospital Columbus Saturday..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 18 1937
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Daily Globe
Date: Feb 18 1937
Publication: Ironwood, Michigan, United States Of America
Text: "...the Outlook and preached twice a The late ElihuRoot revised the world court statute at 84. Noah Webster completed an enlarged tion of his dictionary at 82. James fourth President of ths United took an active ... to be 84, was consulted even in his last days on every im- portant political question in Oliver Wendell Holmes his at 74 and contributed to the Atlantic Monthly until he died at 36. Lyman Abbott at 80 edited ... Adams served John was doing r man service in framing the Massa constitution at 85 and kep his great mental vigor until h died at the age of 91. John was a power in the House aw as months it has been ... definitely exposed to the or if a girl is going to work as a nurse in a hospital where there are quent cases of scarlet it is ad- to give them injections against When the terial is properly there are if..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 10 1937
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Hammond Times
Date: Feb 10 1937
Publication: Hammond, Indiana, United States Of America
Text: "...com- SIMPLE SERVICES FOR ELIHUROOT CLINTON N Y Feb funeral services were held yesterday for ElihuRoot eminent lawyer and statesman who died in his New York City apartment day of Few except old ... move attorneys defending Major Green colored ter charged with the bath tub slaying of Mrs Mary Harriet Case frankly admitted today that he killed her and appealed to a Queen's jury to save him from ... struck and killed Mrs Case However he hedged his client around with verbal fences that may save his life He insisted that Green did not the slaying Shortly afterward a pale stricken young man Frank W Case ... husband of the slain woman faced the jury His words and mien were impressive and observers felt that It may..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 9 1937
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San Antonio Light
Date: Feb 9 1937
Publication: San Antonio, Texas, United States Of America
Text: "...CAMPBELL owns what is probably the tiniest pistol in It's of Austrian is about an inch and a half long it was given to her in Fort Sam Houston Honors ElihuRoot In respect to former secretary of whose ... funeral is being held flags at Fort Sam Houston and all posts and tions throughout the United States will be at half v A. Pretty brunette With a broken leg of the army branch of the gave fidgeted ... In a hospital here j a greeting to the membere Mrs. W. A. army in- the new Mesdames R. M. ter E. A. W. L. C. J. A. Mitchell and L. At the request of Walthall appointed dames W. A. William Brooke and Carl Groos ..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 8 1937
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The Salt Lake Tribune
Date: Feb 8 1937
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States Of America
Text: "...at the Continued on Papo Two Column Five Entire Nation Mourns Death NEW YORK Feb 7 funeral services for ElihuRoot a last eminent link to the American statesmanship of a time that has one will be held Tuesday ... in death Root died early Sunday of bron chial pneumonia which developed from a cold contracted two weeks ago Around him when death came were his sons ElihuRoot Jr and Edward Root their wives and Colonel ... and Mrs U S Grant HI his soninlaw and daughter Expressions of grief and of ad miration for Mr Roots long and distinguished career came quickly from other leading Americans sor rowing at the death ... Homeless in Coast..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 7 1937
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Independent
Date: Feb 7 1937
Publication: Helena, Montana, United States Of America
Text: "...sons Elihu Jr and ward Wales Mrs Root died in June 1928 five months after she and Mr Root had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary mm ST St Paul Feb Coroner Mike Leonard said he had found bank ... of is town has notified and is expected here Sunday Cartoon's clothing caught fire from small electric plate causing the which caused his death BOTH MILS ELIHUROOT Veteran statesman who passed away ... than municipal KILLED BY COMMITTEES S B 43 by Hammond and Swertelle providing for a nonparty primary election ballot S B 35 by Pauline to change existing statutes to make members of the state railroad ... to a course that meant defeat In the three-cornered battle 1912 He stuck to his guns strong In the belief..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 11 1937
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McKean County Democrat
Date: Feb 11 1937
Publication: Smethport, Pennsylvania, United States Of America
Text: "...if it came to pass But both parties are united for this splendid move for omy There is everything to be its in sition IN the death of the venerable ElihuRoot of New York the nation loses one of its greatest ... Henry Clay our own late Philander C Knox and ElihuRoot never had a chance to occupy the White House Mr Root was 92 years of age at the time of his death and his Career as a great national leader started ... matters has almost always gone according to political ties of the nine justices in passing Congressional acts In other words justices have ceased to be impartial jurists and become partisan zealots ... The of the too deserve credit for no By A R JOHNSON Pennsylvania Leads the Way The passing week..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 13 1937
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The Lethbridge Herald
Date: Feb 13 1937
Publication: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Text: "...ROOT After long years of public service the death at an advanced age has taken place of ElihuRoot whose i name has been a familiar one both least Because he respects ta own country and the principle ... whose regime he was Secretary of State By societies I and organizations devoted to the arts and sciences education the legal profession and propaganda for peace the efforts of ElihuRoot have been ... and Algiers Why in spite of all the temptations to take sides asks has he ently worked for strict replying Blum believes that Power will be most liked in Spain which in- the preservation of peace DEATH OF ELIHU ... to fancy dross You wouldn't feel so cold if you'd taken my advice and conic ns Queen instead of..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 7 1937
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Avalanche-Journal
Date: Feb 7 1937
Publication: Lubbock, Texas, United States Of America
Text: "...cine Galveston College of Mines and Metallurgy El Paso lo tuye 9 B ElihuRoot Victim Of Illness Today OIKS GREENVILLE Feb 6 last Mrs Mary Catherine 1 Ar late Capt Hunt nold 93 died at her home day she ... of a Friday bile mishap was buried in the James community south of here this af and ritrs for the second will be conducted there at 3 p m Sunday Audie Beauchamp 17 and Elbert Mann 15 wrrc injured fatally when ... public schools and members of farm families in the com munity died without regaining ron They were carried to a hospital Services for Beauchamp a son of Mr and Mrs B A Benuchamp living 8 miles southwest ... of Sudan were conducted at the community at 3 oclock Burial directed by A A ..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 8 1937
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Salamanca Republican-Press
Date: Feb 8 1937
Publication: Salamanca, New York, United States Of America
Text: "...- came the wife of U S Grant 3d and two sons Elihu Jr and Edward Wales Mrs Root died in June 1928 five months after she nnd Mr Root had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sheer power of intellect ... SALAMANCA N Y MONDAY FEBRUARY 8 1937 PAGE ELIHUROOT STATESMAN OF WORLD DIES Continued from Pace For a year after graduation from Hamilton young Root was principal in an academy at Rome N Y But his ... was the for- mula the being Sir Cecil Hurst of Great Britain NINE OLD MEN BECOME CENTER OF COURT FIGHT FUNERAL Relatives Surprise Honoring Wedding Anniversary Friends and relatives surprised Mr and Mrs Alfred ... of Bradford Mrs Ziegler is a sister of the bride After a short motor trip Mr and Mrs Abbott will reside in ton where Mr Abbott is employed ..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 8 1937
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The Kingston Daily Freeman
Date: Feb 8 1937
Publication: Kingston, New York, United States Of America
Text: "...to Include all General Mo ElihuRoot Dies Aged 91; Burial at Clinton ors Flint spent a quiet week-end of that Mediterranean port was starv The three had been at the 1 ing and menaced by quet and were driving ... the first real skiing of the Most of the skiing was done at Phoenicia and At nicia about six inches of good snow provided devotees much pleasure on the Simpson Memorial and at Woodstock a six-inch depth ... its ski Jumping exhibition of mountain Sunday Hundreds of Despite the hundreds of cars which jammed the narrow Woodland valley which leads to the Simpson Memorial ski slope above State Trooper Ray Dunn ... of the nation's mourning his death yesterday nt 91, balled him for his In many Simple funeral services will be held tomorrow on the..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 9 1937
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Evening Independent
Date: Feb 9 1937
Publication: Massillon, Ohio, United States Of America
Text: "...could write in six months Such a constitutional authority citizen patri ot and intellectual was ElihuRoot who died Sun day in New York at the age of 91 It was said of him that he was the most brilliant ... to It o not and also the local news published herein Entered at Postoffice Ohio at Matter TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9 1937 ELIHUROOT Thirty years ago when the legislature of the state of New York was wrestling ... warmth of feeling But it may be said of ElihuRoot that when the constitution of the state of New York was being drafted he fought at the side of Al Smith for provisions which many of his wealthy clients ... occasion Theodore Roosevelt declared that he would gladly crawl on his hands and knees from the White House to the capitol to Root..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 8 1937
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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
Date: Feb 8 1937
Publication: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States Of America
Text: "...and i he re- Back of the order for the DEATH CLAIMS ELIHUROOT AT ADVANCED AGE Front Page 1) p secretary in Theodore and concluded 75 treaties with adopted in 1921. Age caused him even then to declina ... of International ElihuRoot would have been practice and he had only a meagor the National Security league which two boys found her cut and senior body background of public service ancl tnp bar associations ... law school of the of New being ad- mitted to the bar in 1867. On Jan. 8, 1878, he married Clara Wales of New To them were born a who became the wife of U. S. Grant and two Elihu and Edward Mrs. Root ... NAVY FLYERS KILLED IN CRASH Fla. Two United States navy flyers were ..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 10 1937
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Hammond Times
Date: Feb 10 1937
Publication: Hammond, Indiana, United States Of America
Text: "...for ElihuRoot eminent lawyer and statesman who died in his New York City apartment day of Few except old and close friends of his boyhood days in this region attended the services which were held ... The in Buffalo ex- to be completed this mer in the West lem area of Manhattan completion in tady foundation work partly com- SIMPLE SERVICES FOR ELM ROOT CLINTON N Y Feb P funeral services were held yesterday ... BATHTUB GUILT BUT HiS LIFE NEW YORK Feb a prising court room move attorneys defending Major Green colored ter charged with the bath tub slaying of Mrs Mary Harriet Case frankly admitted today that he killed ... to testify Defense Attorney Richard J Barry told the jury that Green struck and killed Mrs Case However he hedged his client around..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 9 1937
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Winnipeg Free Press
Date: Feb 9 1937
Publication: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Text: "...Americans of the last fifty years was ElihuRoot pronounced who died in New York on Sunday at the age of 92 Famous men live so long often spend the last decade in obscurity if not oblivion Not so Mr Root ... think that Germany has no interest in Spain and should not be sacrificing its men there ElihuRoot Man of Peace matter of time until Germany and Italy get back to freer forms of government and until ... that no one in Canada entry neutral and from any Sure does not indicate any w Ja future war The motion was defeated but its ant of sympathy with the ideas Parliament and the public certainly desire SPa ... of Canada should not be involved in war either as v profiteers The objection to Mr that passing it would have been a meaningless Trl and..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 8 1937
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Fitchburg Sentinel
Date: Feb 8 1937
Publication: Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States Of America
Text: "...New Moon Feb 11 morn E First Quar Feb 17 lOh even VV Full Moon Feb 25 morn W Last Quar Mar 5 b ELDER STATESMAN ElihuRoot who passed away had lived to see his name become a tradition He was the elder ... continue to labor and earn The cost to these taxpayers and the setback to the of prosperity are Death Takes ElihuRoot Noted Lawyer Statesman and Diplomat For Over Half a Century Was Years of Age NEW YORK ... venerated its political saints But ElihuRoot held an enviable position in a tion of political celebrities How did he arrive at that First he had consummate ability which early started him on a successful ... he acquired the enviable title of elder statesman rnd why his name became a tion years before he..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 10 1937
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The Monessen Daily Independent
Date: Feb 10 1937
Publication: Monessen, Pennsylvania, United States Of America
Text: "...charm was in stark contrast to the usual pontificial uppity of players from over the sea He is deft too in making gracious little im- speeches The Nat Goodwin sort ELIHUROOT Tin death of Klihu Hoot one ... them complete sympathy with his ob- and some of whom were among his most influential cates They contend the Roosevelt plan is unwise because it is de- vious and lacks frankness The honest way to change ..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 18 1937
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The Fredericksburg News
Date: Feb 18 1937
Publication: Fredericksburg, Iowa, United States Of America
Text: "...and arrest of the sit-down strikers until told to go ahead by Governor Murphy And the governor was ignoring that matter pending instructions from Washington ElihuRoot Statesman and Lawyer Dies ELIHUROOT one ... of America's most eminent lawyers and statesmen died in New York at the age of ninety-two Intensively tive all his life he did not cease his activities until he was attacked by pneumonia two weeks before his ... death His passing was deplored by the great men of the nation and many of them would have attended his funeral had the family not de- that only private services should be held in Clinton N Y his ... But that was characteristic of Anne Royall Left a poor widow when her husband a ary war veteran..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 7 1937
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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Date: Feb 7 1937
Publication: Bluefield, West Virginia, United States Of America
Text: "...Mississippi Seriously 111 ELIHUROOT HU ROOT GROWS m ILLNESS Fear Exemptions Up To 25 Gents Would Measure To Further Merchants Also Said To Oppose Exemption hree Children Of America's Eldest Statesman Called ... March 17, 1837, when this section was a part of the state of As is generally known the county was named for General Hugh the Revolutionary who was killed in Batr tie of this fact giving the seat its ... meeting of the citizens of West Is hereby to be held in the Circuit Court room of the Courthouse at Princeton to Pego IN Illness Among Levee Workers Emphasizes Need For Pre Dikes Continue To Hold Against ... To His Aged Widower Is Near 92nd Birthday New Feb. 7-(Sunday) America's oldest statesman and a member of two presidential died early..."
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 9 1937
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The Zanesville Signal
Date: Feb 9 1937
Publication: Zanesville, Ohio, United States Of America
Text: "...or negotiated for use of 30 cars for use ad Either or both types of shelter also ill be employed at Newton and east said or Ex-President Hoover To Attend ElihuRoot Rites jr Feb mer President Herbert Hoover came ... the action to the d last week by City Manager Turn to Page Eleven Face down the body arms under chest as though death had overtaken the girl m last desperate effort to raise herself from the ground ... for refugees In ana and western Kentucky death toll reached 431 The refugee list dropped steadily from its peak nearly a million but dreds of thousands still were less grew more cheerful hourly as the Ohio ... after the advance threw them back nto the provincial capital and bottled up Malaga's exits by land and More than they had killed during the Socialist occupation Students Injured Feb ty Jewish students ......"
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 8 1937
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The Sheboygan Press
Date: Feb 8 1937
Publication: Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States Of America
Text: "...SAFETY Typical American Home Wisconsin friends of enjoyed the broadcast over the NBC Sunday an opportunity Death Of ElihuRoot A great American and a beloved Elihu 92, passed to reward early Sunday morning ... by the fact that seven nations nominated him for the but he owing to his We have often felt that if the sane and logical advice given by the Hon. ElihuRoot had been followed by the senate of the United we ... the Nobel in 1924 the Theodore Roosevelt medal for tion of public and in 1926 the peace prize of the Woodrow Wilson ElihuRoot was a broad-gauged man who lived in the atmosphere of today and whose motto ... of It is a ter of And that character must be formed by exercise of the virtues that make human kindly brotherly ..."
Source: Find a Grave
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Citation text:
Elihu Root
Birth: Feb 15 1845
Death: Feb 7 1937
Cemetery: Hamilton College Cemetery, New York, USA
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 7 1937
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The Lima News
Date: Feb 7 1937
Publication: Lima, Ohio, United States Of America
Text: "...courts are to be highly 2, SNOWBOUND NINE DAYS DISEASE THREAT IN FLOODED AREA GROWS CAREER OF ELIHUROOT NEW Feb. America's eldest and former member of two presidential died early today of bronchial ... introduced in the Committee Chairman Ashurst OPINIONS HERE SPLIT ON CONDOLENCES SUPREME COURT CHANGES President Roosevelt's request that congress grant him power to increase by six justices the of the supreme ... in sympathy with the President's theories of some of which are known only to The President now controls con- The supreme court of the United States today stands be- tween democracy and the bility of The dent ... and daughter were ing in a hospital here day while searchers sought traces of the for a week in the Sierra Nevada mountains west of Carson Mrs. Lanear reported her..."

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 8 1937
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Hutchinson News
Date: Feb 8 1937
Publication: Hutchinson, Kansas, United States Of America
Text: "...Speakers will Include Rev. O. N. of and Miss Aberta Garden TABLETS for COLDS and 25c ElihuRoot America's eldest and former member of two presidential cabinets died ot bronchial pneumonia at New York after ... is at the of Death Valley His Death recognized as the hottest region on New Root is gone from the stage of world events where he starred for more than a half century as statesman and Scores of the nation's mourning ... his death yesterday at 91, hailed him for his accomplishments in many Simple funeral services will be held tomorrow on the campus of his alma Hamilton at N. where he was born and grew to Burial will he ... of bronchial pneumonia several days With him at the end were his three Elihu Edward..."

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 12 1937
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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Date: Feb 12 1937
Publication: Bluefield, West Virginia, United States Of America
Text: "...ElihuRoot died at having been one of the most useful men of his The marching hordes of mankind press forward unmindful of his fall from the but the world is not as poor for it has been enriched by his ... man falls the pageant of mankind moves on and Several days ago a brilliant man one whose achievements made him eminent In the minds of his and engraved his name In the book of men's ElihuRoot ... legislative appropriation for the entire Mercer Bhare of the damage was with 23 killed and 125 injured in a total of 175 The economic cost in human lives injured and lost Is beyond With traffic on the increase ... TODAY The population of Graham was announced at 1,500. Mrs. Addison died at Flat Top Yards and i the body was taken to for i A complaint was..."

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 9 1937
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The Zanesville Signal
Date: Feb 9 1937
Publication: Zanesville, Ohio, United States Of America
Text: "...for use Either or both types of shelter also will be employed at Newton and east of said Ex-President Hoover To Attend ElihuRoot Rites Clinton N Y Feb mer President Herbert Hoover came here today ... Eleven Face down the body arms under chest as though death had overtaken the girl in a last desperate effort to raise herself from the ground A sprinkling of sleet was tale evidence that the body had lain ... reiterated belief the worst was over Red cross officials faith in this view was reflected in shaping of a program for refugees in ana and western The death toll reached The refugee list dropped steadily from ... - had roved the city after the weeping advance threw them back nto the provincial capital and bottled p Malaga's exits by land and sea More than they had killed during the ocialist occupation Mr today ... for..."

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
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Elihu Root
Gender: Male
Birth: Circa 1845 - New York, United States
Residence: 1860 - Kirkland, Oneida, New York, USA
Age: 15
Father (implied): Oren Root
Mother (implied): Nancy W Root
Siblings (implied): Edward W Root, Oliver P Root
Census: Township:KirklandSheet:61 County:OneidaFamily:460 State:New YorkLine:23 Date:1860Image:66 See household members
Household
Relation to head; Name; Age
Head (implied); Oren Root; 55
Wife (implied); Nancy W Root; 46
Son (implied); Edward W Root; 18
Son (implied); Elihu Root; 15
Son (implied); Oliver P Root; 4
; Nancy J Pinckney; 10
; Anson J Upson; 37
; C Eugene Knox; 26
; C H T Peters; 46
; Ann Sheridan; 20

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
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Elihu Root
Gender: Male
Birth: Circa 1845 - New York, United States
Residence: 1880 - New York, New York, New York, USA
Age: 35
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Lawyer
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
New dwelling: X
Father's birth place: New York, United States
Mother's birth place: Massachusetts, United States
Wife: Clara W. Root
Child: Edith Root
Census: Township:New YorkEnum. District:19th WardImage:289 County:New YorkRoll:1254895 State:New YorkSheet:443-A Date:1880-00-00Line:1 See household members
Household
Relation to head; Name; Age
Head; Elihu Root; 35
Wife; Clara W. Root; 26
Daughter; Edith Root; 1
Other; Lena Sharper; 24
Other; Martha Chapman; 30
Other; Bertha Jeanson; 35
Other; Charles Jeanson; 33

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 8 1937
Citation text:

Bonham Daily Favorite
Publication: Bonham, Texas, United States of America
Date: Feb 8 1937
Text: "...In the chapel of Hamilton College at Clinton, N. Y« Mr RootV alma mater. Thurc will be no honorary pallbearers. Around him as death came in tho early morning hours were his roro*. ElihuRoot Jr., and Edward Root ... to complete the structure. Highway 78 from Bonham to tho river la in excellent condition, havinc been dragged by the State Highway Department since the recent rain*. unmmmmw i i ..... —11— ElihuRoot Dead, Last ... ; Mrs. ElihuRoot Jr., and Mrs. Edward IVot. Ool and Mrs. U. 8 Grant III, his son-in-law and daughter. Expressions of grief rfWfW^allmlra«* tion for Root’s long and dMti'ign»«toed career came quickly from ......"

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 9 1937
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Freeport Journal-Standard
Publication: Freeport, Illinois, United States of America
Date: Feb 9 1937
Text: "...the ex cess slightly above the previous low est for FORMEfiTRESIDENTAr BIER OF ELIHUROOT Former President Herbert Hoover came here today for the funeral of Elihu statesman and who died in New York Hoover ... The brides Harold was best and Oalz on n short wedding trip and will reside on n farm southeaBt of Polo after the first of HOSPITAL NEWS MnrentGross of the Pence Chllton performed the marriage ceremony Sunday ... served by Chllton and the bride and groom on a shortwedding The groom Is employed as a cheese mnker at the Peck near Evangelical Hospital and Fred South Galena welcomed a baby daughter last night ... of is visiting her John South Galena Chi cago an Tllinolls Central Is confined to his home with a throat William a patient nt Francis..."

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 8 1937
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Saint Charles Daily Cosmos Monitor
Publication: Saint Charles, Missouri, United States of America
Date: Feb 8 1937
Text: ".... ICIiliu Root Funerul NEW YORK, Feb. H. -Funeral »;€>rvlces for Elihu Root, prominent statesman and long a figure in national affairs, will be held tomorrow from the chapel of Hamilton College, his alma ... be the most important held so far. Killed in Plan« Crash RALEIGH, N. C., Feb., 8. Four were killed near here yesterday when a plane, thought to have ben from Miami, crashed in a farm yard. i)ne of the dead ... THIS EVENING A meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary will bo held tonight at 7:45 o'clock in the Memorial Hall at Blanchctte Park. Although the response thus far has been good. Mayor Edward Schnare ... for the contribution. There are now more than 33 barrels in grocery-stores throughout St. Charles where..."

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 11 1937
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El Paso Herald Post
Publication: El Paso, Texas, United States of America
Date: Feb 11 1937
Text: "...-building buying power. Youth Flees; Prime Depart /~\LIVER WENDELL HOLMES died at ^ 94, alert to the last; ElihuRoot at 92, in full possession of his faculties. Louis D. Brandeis, in his 81st year, is still ..."

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 10 1937
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Jacksonville Daily Journal
Publication: Jacksonville, Illinois, United States of America
Date: Feb 10 1937
Text: "...Home.

{ Congregationai Church Gmln met i ------------ ¡yesterday afternoon at the iiome of i The death of ElihuRoot reminds -Mrs. W. A. Richard*. 202 Sreul« Ko?-j one of Jacksonville*;-, physidsn«. Dr ... Funeral for Mrs. Seliolfield mnM ni rck unih boa re! Sort ir ^ \rrComiuoirtiTuo*-rlay Vrimmon nt M.E. Fhtiroh to each guest Pnras were won bv Le-Rov Vieira, first ; Rob Pr-nnc',’., second and Virginia ... ! and thc to:»- applied to good use Murravville, Feb, §. — Lftrgely attended funeral services were held t the Murrayvlllp Methodist church this afternoon at 2 o’clock for Mrs, Phillip Schoiiteld, who ... passed away Saturday :* to Luktf * iifrquta! m Mohne Tb‘- un ice;, wcie \i\ charge of Rev Krsth Sc hol field of Mol me. assisted..."

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Feb 18 1937
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Cambridge City Tribune
Publication: Cambridge City, Indiana, United States of America
Date: Feb 18 1937
Text: "...by Governor Murphy. And the governor was ignoring that matter pending instructions from Washington. Gen. Franco ElihuRoot» Statesman and Lawyer, Dies E*LIHUROOT, one of America's ^ most eminent lawyers ... and statesmen, died in New York at the age of ninety-two. Intensively active all his life, he did not cease his activities until he was attacked by pneumonia two weeks before his death. His passing was deplored ... by the great men of the nation and many of them would have attended his funeral had the family not decided that only private services should be held in Clinton, N. Y., his birthplace. By intellectual brilliancy ... or for the next half century. I said the -tragedy of the thing was that this..."

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