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Catalog Number WF 4584
Caption ROOT, Cornelius
Description Cornelius Root owned the ANACORTES AMERICAN from the late 1930s until May 1950 when he sold the newspaper to Wallie Funk. Root was a journalism teacher at the University of Washington and a mentor to Wallie Funk. The 1948 city directory listed Root's occupation in Anacortes as the newspaper, but his private address was in Seattle. Shortly after selling the newspaper in 1950, Root was piloting his private plane back to Washington from a trip to California. On board were his wife and children. The plane crashed and there were no survivors.
Date 1940s c.
Photographer BRADY, Ferd
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects People
Place - Anacortes, WA
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People ROOT, Cornelius
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms people
Object Name Negative