Myron Leroy (Roy) Root
Born on the Kansas plains, Roy had an early fascination with mechanical things. Like his brothers before him, he chose to become a Free Methodist minister.
In his early twenties, Roy met and married Lou Della Walker. In due time, their first son, Burton Titus Root, was born. Before Burton turned two, Roy and Della embarked on an historic journey from the raw plains of Kansas to the city of Spokane. Traveling in a 1909 REO Runabout, they were the first people to drive a car from the east to the city of Spokane. Many years later, Roy & Della wrote their impressions of the journey. Go here to read their memoir.
Roy and Della had a large family. After Burton, 6 more sons were born and one daughter. One son died at birth.
Roy & Della's Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration - 1957
Seated, L-R: Roy, Della. Standing, L-R: Burton, Lois, Paul, Eldon, Elmer, Merle, Myron (Mike)
Roy & Della Root - Wedding Day 1907
Front Row L-R: Lois, Elmer, Eldon; Back Row L-R: Burton, Paul
©2007 - 2008 William Root