The Families of Myron Melvin Root and Elizabeth Stiefel Root

Our Family History

Root Family Reunion - August 9th, 2008

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Myron Melvin Root Family - 1900

Our Heritage

Myron Melvin Root and Elizabeth Stiefel Root were the start of a large and modern clan of Root families. I have included pages for each of Myron and Elizabeth's children.

To access the appropriate page, simply click on the appropriate link in the column to your right. If a link doesn't lead you to another page, it means that page is still "under construction".

Please do not assume that every bit of information you see is accurate. I am relying on information from a variety of sources. This site is a work in progress. As I gather more information, I will continually add photos and documents for all to see. If you find obvious errors or omissions, please email me and I'll correct them.

Above Picture (Taken in 1900 Gypsum, Kansas):
L-R Back Row: Clara, Joseph, Charles, Frank, Myron (Roy)
L-R Front Row: Affa, John, Myron Melvin, Grace, Elizabeth, Elmer

Check out the links in the columns to your right. Each family is (or will be) represented and I will continue to add more material as I find it. I have purposely inserted question marks where dates and places are still a mystery. If you, the viewer, can enlighten me, click on the email links - which you will find at the bottom of each page. I will make corrections as soon as I can. If you click on an active link...and nothing happens, that simply means I don't yet have material for that page.

A good introduction to each of Myron and Elizabeth's nine children can be found HERE. Written by Elmer Root shortly before his death in 1994, it is fairly comprehensive - and a good starting place to better understand our "Fruitful Roots" heritage. More detail can be found - eventually - in each person's own page.

If you do not find the person - or family - you are looking for, please let me know. If you can supply me with written information and photographs, I will cheerfully make additional pages with links to the appropriate places.

Below is an assortment of photographs I have acquired over the years from several family members. If you would like to send digitized photos to add to this site, please contact me for more information.

Elizabeth & Myron RootElizabeth Root with a young Robert Root

(L) Elizabeth & Myron - date unknown (R) Elizabeth with her grandson, Robert Root - circa 1923

Joe - Clara - John - Grace - Elmer

Myron & Elizabeth's surviving children in 1970. Seated, L-R: Joe, Clara;
Standing, L-R: John, Grace, Elmer

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