Eugene Lloyd ROOT, son of Orville Albert ROOT and Eveline Eliza SANFORD , was born 05 May 1875 in Southington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA. He married Cora L TYMESON 18 August 1897 in Connecticut, USA. He died 1957 in Connecticut, USA. Cora L TYMESON was born 18 January 1877 in Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA. She died 1935 in Connecticut, USA.


Children of Eugene Lloyd ROOT and Cora L TYMESON are:
1. Vera Gladys ROOT, b. 12 September 1904
2. Lloyd Elliot ROOT, b. 02 March 1903
3. Elsie Estella ROOT, b. 18 January 1902

Notes for Eugene Lloyd ROOT:

We know from an article found by Shirley Walter that Eugene Root lived in Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA. He married and had a daughter named Elsie. Elsie went to work as a missionary at the American Baptist Mission Girls' School at Kemendine, Burma. She wrote home to her mother on 28 October 1828, and the letter she wrote appeared in the local newspapers.
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We can see Eugene in 1900 living at Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut, living with his in-laws:
Tymeson Philip W Head Feb 1846 54 Massachusetts
Tymeson Amelia M Wife Aug 1853 46 Massachusetts
Root Deviaise(?) Daughter Jan 1877 23 Connecticut
Tymeson Charles A Son Oct 1878 21 Connecticut
Root Eugene L Son-in-Law May 1875 25 Connecticut
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In 1910, we see Eugene and family living at Meriden, New Haven Connecticut:
Eugene L Roote M 34y
Cora L Roote F 30y
Elsie E Roote F 8y
Loyal E Roote M 7y
Bror G Roote F 5y

(As transcribed)
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From the FARMINGTON VALLEY HERALD, July 7th, 1911:
Unionville
Mrs. J.E. Knibbs and son Milton are spending a week as guests of Eugene Root at hios cottage at East River.

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And in 1920 we can see Eugene living at his own place at Meriden with his wife and three children. They also had Charles Tymeson, Cora's brother living with them.
Root Eugene L Head 45 Connecticut Letter Carrier
Root Cora Wife 43 Connecticut
Root Elsie Daughter 18 Connecticut
Root Lloyd Son 16 Connecticut Office Boy Silver Factory
Root Vera Daughter 15 Connecticut
Tymeson Charles Brother-in-Law 41 Connecticut Foreman Silver Factory
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From the FARMINGTON VALLEY HERALD, June 16th, 1911:
Mrs. Tymeson, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Root and children were Sunday guests at the home of J.E Knibbs.

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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Eugene.

Sources for Eugene Lloyd ROOT:

  1. LDS IGI Records,
  2. findagrave.com,
  3. 1900 US Federal Census,
  4. 1920 US Federal Census,

Notes for Cora L TYMESON:

Cora was the daughter of Philip Tymeson and his wife Amelia.
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in their memory.
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We also thank them for recording the details, in memory of Cora.

Sources for Cora L TYMESON:

  1. LDS IGI Records,
  2. 1900 US Federal Census,
  3. findagrave.com,

Notes for Vera Gladys ROOT:

Vera married a man named Raymond Stone.
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We see Vera in 1930, living at Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut:
Raymond Stone Head Mar 25 Connecticut
Vera Stone Wife Mar 25 Connecticut
Betty Stone Daughter 3 Connecticut
Soris Stone Daughter 1 Connecticut (appears in the transcription as Soris)
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Vera.

Sources for Vera Gladys ROOT:

  1. 1920 US Federal Census,
  2. US Social Security Death Index,

Notes for Lloyd Elliot ROOT:

Lloyd married a girl named Helen Loveland.
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Lloyd and Helen are buried at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA, Plot: section G.
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Lloyd and Helen.

Sources for Lloyd Elliot ROOT:

  1. 1920 US Federal Census,
  2. findagrave.com,

Notes for Elsie Estella ROOT:




Miss Elsie Root, Local Missionary
I don't know a great deal about Elsie except that in August 1928, she left Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA and sailed to India for an onward journey to Burma where she worked as a Missionary at the American Baptist Mission Girls' School at a place named Kemendine.
We know this from a letter she wrote to her mother on 28 October 1928 telling of her experiences at the school. The letter was published in the local press at Meriden headed "Young Meriden Woman Who Left Last August To Teach In Burmese School".
A copy of the newspaper article was found by Shirley Walter in a scrap book which belonged to her grandfather, Howard Ernest Roberts. Howard was Ann Knibbs' son from her first marriage.

Click onto the link beneath her photograph above to see the full newspaper article.
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From the FARMINGTON VALLEY HERALD, December 1st, 1932:
Special Program Seen At Everyman's Class Open To The Public.
Everyman's Bible class will hold a public meeting Sunday evening at the Congregational church at 8 o'clock. Miss Elsie Root of Meriden, a former missionary to Burma will be the speaker, and there will be special music.

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We don't know for sure how long Elsie remained in Burma, but she is reported as an attendee at a conference at Kemmendine in 1932.
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From the The Newton Graphic, June 1932:
Andover-Newton Theological School Has 33 Graduates on June 8
Degrees were awarded by President Everett C. Herrick to the following: Master of Religious Education:—Myrtle Florence Audi of Philadelphia. Pa.; Helen Lind Chapman, Roxbury, Mass.; Elizabeth Irene Foshey. of Lyndonville. Vermont; Edith Sophia Keirstead of Andover, Mass.; Gertrude Rosamond Marchant of Providence, R. I.; Lucille Sampler Reese of Macon, Ga.; Elsie Estella Root, Meriden, Conn.

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Elsie married a man named the Rev. Lewis S Pratt from Lee, Maine on 7 July 1936 in Maine, USA. They had a daughter Elizabeth, born in about 1941.
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From the Andover Newton Theological School, General Catalogue of the Newton Theological Institution, 1826-1943:
Elsie Estella (Root) Pratt. 2 M.R.E.
b. Merriden, Conn., Jan. 18,1902. New Britain Normal Sch. 1924;
Mar. Rev, Lewis Stephen Pratt d. Brooklyn, N.Y., Apr, 27, 1943

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From the 129th Annual Report of the American Baptist Mission Society, and 72nd Annual Report of the Woman's American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1943:
Mrs. Lewis S. Pratt
Elsie Root Pratt, of Markapur, South India, died on April 27, 1943, in
the Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York. In the five years she had spent in India Mrs. Pratt had endeared herself to both missionaries and
Indian Christians.
Born in Meriden, Conn., January 18, 1902, she was baptized at the
age of sixteen. She was a graduate of the New Britain Normal School
and of Andover-Newton Theological Seminary. South India was not her
only field of service. In 1928 she went to the Kemmendine Girls’ School in Rangoon, Burma, under the Woman’s Board. Ill health forced her return to the homeland in 1930.
After a period of deputation work throughout the churches she was married to Rev. Lewis S. Pratt, pastor at Lee, Maine. In the fall of 1937 they were appointed and sailed as missionaries to South India. After a year of language study they were designated to Markapur for general and station work. In the spring of 1942 Mrs. Pratt underwent a serious operation and when it seemed wise for her to return to the United
States for further medical attention arrangements were made for her to
travel by plane. She left India on February 25 and arrived in Miami, Fla.,
on March 6 and went to New York City for special X-rays and treatments.
Her condition became rapidly worse and she died before the arrival of her husband. Deep sympathy is extended to him and to their little daughter, Elizabeth, two and a half years of age.
Friends in America and India who mourn her early death thank God for the privilege of having known such a winsome, Christian personality.

__________ Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Elsie.

Sources for Elsie Estella ROOT:

  1. LDS IGI Records,
  2. Newspaper Article,