ROOT, Oren [1838-1907] -- American educator, D.D.
D.D. (Rutgers college,1891)
LL.D. (Union college, 1895)
Oren Root, Jr.
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.
| Professor of English in the State University of Missouri |
| President of Pritchett college, Glasgow, Mo. |
| Entered the ministry of the Presbyterian church |
| Professor of mathematics at Hamilton college |
| Changed to that of the Dutch Reformed church |
| Pastor at Utica, N.Y. |
| D.D. |
| LL.D. |
"Brief Elementary Trigonometry" (1899). "The Columbian Speaker" (1874,co-editor) "The Franklin Speaker" (1875,co-editor) "The Hamilton Declamation Quarterly" (1895,co-editor)
- Brother: ¤ROOT, Elihu [1845-1937] American statesman