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 Edwin Buttrick Root; Elihu Root, U.S. Secretary of War and State, Nobel Peace Prize 1912; Oren Root, III; Alice Gordon Nichols; Walstein Root and 1 other
Brother of Abigail Pickney and Edward Walstein Root

Occupation: Professor of mathematics
Managed by: Private User
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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
February 15, 1845
Age 6
Clinton, Oneida, NY, USA
September 21, 1863
Age 25
March 21, 1868
Age 29
June 6, 1870
Age 32
June 21, 1873
Age 35
November 16, 1887
Age 49