material in the diaries and journals of P.K. Roots is owned by Ellen Roots
McBride and the Richard & Frances Hadden Estate 2000-present.
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SPECIAL NOTE: JANUARY 2010
of the late
several years prior to her passing, Frannie Hadden began a book about her
Bishop Logan Roots, and his wife, Eliza Lydia McCook. It was Frannie's
desire to convey the story of their missionary lives in China
during tumultuous revolutionary times, their love of the people, and for each other. After Frannie's death in May 2000,
the effort to complete the book was taken up by her friend and editor, Motoko Huthwaite, as well as two
of Frannie's grand-nieces, Ellen Roots McBride and April Roots Prewitt. Through their
collective efforts over the last ten years, Frannie's book has finally been completed and is now
for sale through Eastbridge Books.
Below is the
link to where the book can be purchased (it will soon be available through
and Alibris), as well as their preview and picture of the dustjacket:
"[Bishop Roots] was no ordinary churchman. One could find in his
drawing room leaders of the Communist Party, as well as those of the
Kuomintang. Here was a man whose influence on the thought patterns of China's
leaders was measureless."
--Captain Evans("Gung-ho") Carlson USMC - in his book Twin Stars over China.
From China with Love is a family portrait drawn by the letters of a married couple madly in love for over thirty years. Because their home is in China, the letters also tell us something about China; but what stands out most are the tender expressions of endearment, of concern, and of love for each other, for their children, and for their friends, both Chinese and foreign, in China and in the United States. It is a delightful experience tracing the love and commitment of two intelligent and eloquent Americans from 1900 until Eliza's death in 1934.
This book will resonate with many young couples today—emailing love letters between America and Iraq or Afghanistan or some other far-flung danger spot—separated by distance and war, but united in loving concern, faith, and hope.
ISBN 1-59988-016-4 (pb) $29.95
Frannie and Dick Hadden
Frannie was born 24
Aug 1910, and Dick on 20 Nov 1910.
They married 23 Aug 1947 in Caux, Switzerland.
Frannie passed away on 15 May 2000, and Dick on 9 July 2003.
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you can download a free version from this website and follow Steps 1, 2 and 3.
Hourglass tree of descendants from Thomas E. Haddon I (? - 1780).
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