John Wellborn Root’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jan 10, 1850

Death Date

Jan 15, 1891

Age of Death

41 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Jan 15, 1891



The architect John Wellborn died at the age of 41. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

19th-century American architect whose buildings have been designated National Historic and Chicago Landmarks and also have been entered into the National Register of Historic Places. Known for co-founding the Chicago School style of architecture. He was awarded the AIA Gold Medal in 1958.

His father, the famed planter Sidney Root, sent him and two other boys to England after Atlanta fell to the Union Army during the Civil War. His maternal uncle was Marshall Johnson Wellborn, after whom he was named. His son, John Root Jr., also practiced architecture in Chicago.