Born: December 12, 1922
Died: February 29, 1980
Married: Elizabeth Everett
Children: James Root, William E. Root
William Root, Jr. was a teacher at the Browning School for Boys in New York City and the son of William Root, Sr., the proprietor of Lone Pine Camp on Osgood Pond. He also played short-stop and second base for the Saranac Lake Chiefs, a semi-pro baseball team.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, March 3,1980
Mr. Root was born Dec. 12, 1922 in the Bronx, the son of William and Helen Sylvester Root. He attended Riverdale Country Day School and Cornell University. He was a Veteran of World War II, having served in the 10th Mountain Infantry.
He was a member of the teaching staff at the Browning School for Boys and a vestryman in Christ Church in Riverdale. He was also a member of the Saranac Lake Golf Club, BPOE 1508, and he played baseball for the Brighton Blues and the Saranac Lake Chiefs. He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Everett; two sons, James S. and William E., both of the Bronx; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Corrine Everett.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, July 22, 1957
BILLY ROOT TOP HITTER WITH .500 FOR S.L. CHIEFS
By JIM KNIGHT
Billy Root with his late surge of hitting currently leads the Saranac Lake Chiefs in the hitting department with a batting average of 500 even. Warren Schlackenreider follows with an average of .375. Clyde Baker is right behind him with an average of .371. However, Twirp Bell has the most hits on the team with twelve, batting an even .340. Schlirkenreider leads in the runs scored department with eight followed by Billy Root with seven and Clarence Bell and Bob Stringer with six apiece.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, July 2, 1956
Mr. and Mrs. William Root Jr., of Lone Pine Camp and New York City, are the parents of a son born at 9:20 a.m. Friday at the Saranac Lake General Hospital.