Oren Root, II

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Oren Root, II

Birthplace: Syracuse, Onondaga, NY, USA
Death: Died in Clinton, Oneida, NY, USA
Cause of death: cirrhosis of the liver
Immediate Family:

Son of Oren Root, I and Nancy Whitney Root
Husband of Anna Julia Higgins; Ida Cecile Gordon and Anna Kay
Father of Oren Root, III; Edwin Buttrick Root; Alice Gordon Nichols and Laura Root
Brother of Elihu Root, U.S. Secretary of War and State, Nobel Peace Prize 1912

Occupation: Professor of mathematics
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About Oren Root, II


Son of Oren and Nancy Whitney (Buttrick) Root; grandson of Elihu and Achsa (Pomeroy) Root, and of Horatio Gates and Mary (Barnard) Buttrick, and a descendant of Capt. James Root of Great Barrington, Mass., and of Major John Buttrick of Concord, Mass. Oren Root, Sr. (1803-1885), graduate of Hamilton, 1833 (LL.D., University of Rochester, 1865), was professor of mathematics, astronomy, mineralogy and geology, 1849-81. Oren Root, Jr., was graduated from Hamilton in 1856; was admitted to the bar in 1858, and practised in Milwaukee, Wis., 1858-59. He was married, first, Dec. 2, 1862, to Anna Julia, daughter of John Higgins of Waterford, N.Y.; she died in September, 1865; secondly in May, 1867, to Ida Cecile, daughter of John B. Gordon; she died in September, 1896; and thirdly, December 16, 1901, to Anna, daughter of Chief-Justice R. D. Kay [error for Robert D. Ray (-R.)] of Carrollton, Mo.

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Oren Root, II's Timeline

May 18, 1838
Syracuse, Onondaga, NY, USA
December 2, 1862
Age 24
May 1867
Age 28
December 16, 1901
Age 63
August 27, 1907
Age 69
Clinton, Oneida, NY, USA