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The Cape Girardeau Democrat
The Cape Girardeau Democrat
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Description: A Remarkable Reunion. Twelve Children of Levi ROOT Were All Together for the First Time at Newman, Ill.

Date: September 29 1900

Newspaper published in: Cape Girardeau, MO

Newman, Ill., Sept. 26.

The second reunion of the ROOT family was held in this city Monday. There were present 12 children of Levi ROOT, ranging in age from 36 to 70. There are living 79 grandchildren, 108 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. There never has been a natural death in the family of Levi ROOT, but one son was killed during the civil war.

The remarkable part about the gathering is that it was the first time that all the children have been together, and some of them had not met for 28 years. An elegant dinner was served by the two resident children, D. O. and L. L. ROOT, and 96 relatives were present. The 12 children and their offspring reside in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Nebraska.

Submitted: 07/02/16

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