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ROOT, Oren [1838-1907] -- American educator, D.D.

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D.D. (Rutgers college,1891)
LL.D. (Union college, 1895)

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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. BDNA  -30-
 

Chronology

1866-1877
Professor of English in the State University of Missouri
1873-1876
President of Pritchett college, Glasgow, Mo.
1874
Entered the ministry of the Presbyterian church
1880
Professor of mathematics at Hamilton college
1890
Changed to that of the Dutch Reformed church
1890-1894
Pastor at Utica, N.Y.
1891
D.D.
1895
LL.D.

Selected Works

  • "Brief Elementary Trigonometry" (1899).
  • "The Columbian Speaker" (1874,co-editor)
  • "The Franklin Speaker" (1875,co-editor)
  • "The Hamilton Declamation Quarterly" (1895,co-editor)
  • Associated

    • Brother: ROOT, Elihu [1845-1937] American statesman

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