Obit: Root, Elwin Duane (1885 - 1955)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Root, Gibson, Alton, Lynch, Kelley, Allorie, Baker, Hales, Rowe, Voight, Huntley, Vandeberg, Eibergen, Frischman, Timerson  

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 29, 1955 

Root, Elwin Duane (13 July 1885 - 18 September 1955) 

Elwin Duane Root died at his home in Merrill September 18.  He had been ill for the past two years. 

Mr. Root was born July 13, 1885, in Granton to George Albert and Emma (Gibson) Root.  He moved to Tripoli in 1934 and lived there 20 years. 

Mr. Root was married to Ida Alton of Neillsville April 23, 1908.  He was a member of the Congregational Church of Tripoli for 20 years and was a member of it’s board of trustees until he left Tripoli. 

Surviving are his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Zola) Lynch, Rhinelander, Mrs. Floyd (Frances) Kelley, Hurley, and Mrs. Leonard (Jean) Allorie, Merrill; two brothers, Louis Root, Colfax, and Ross Root, Ladysmith; one sister, Mrs. Allie Baker, Dubuque, Ia.; and seven grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Grace Methodist Church, Merrill.  Burial was in Merrill Memorial Park.   

In another column same issue of the Clark County Press, a correspondent listed the following folks from the Granton and Christie area that attended the funeral of Mr. Root at Merrill— 

Those from here who attended were: Mr. and Mrs. Loren Hales, Mr. and Mrs. Milford Rowe, Mr. and Mrs. George Hales, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Voight, Mr. and Mrs. Harmie Huntley, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Vandeberg, Mrs. William Eibergen, Mrs. Paul Frischman and Mrs. Fern Vandeberg; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Timerson and Mr. and Mrs. Archie Timerson of Christie were also among the group who attended. 



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