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Oren Root, II

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Syracuse, Onondaga, NY, USA
Death: August 27, 1907 (69)
Clinton, Oneida, NY, USA (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; Walstein Root; Laura G. Gilbert; Alice Gordon Nichols and 1 other
Brother of Abigail Pickney and Edward Walstein Root

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
February 15, 1845
Age 6
Clinton, Oneida County, New York, United States
September 21, 1863
Age 25
March 21, 1868
Age 29
June 6, 1870
Age 32
June 21, 1873
Age 35
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, United States
November 16, 1887
Age 49