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Joseph Hubbard Root

Montague, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 18 Mar 1894 (aged 71)
Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 100090867 · View Source
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ROOT, JOSEPH HUBBARD, the son of Erastus and Caroline (Hubbard) Root, was born at Montague, Franklin county, February 19, 1823, being a descendant from the early settlers of the town, where he has always lived.

After attending the public schools, at the age of fourteen he was employed as clerk in the store of Edward L. Delano, in Montague, where he remained about six years, when he formed a partnership with Hollis Chenery, continuing in the mercantile business until 1861, when he sold his interest and retired from mercantile life.

Mr. Root has been twice married, his f1rst wife being Sarah A., daughter of Isaac Chenery, of Gill, whom he married in 1853, and who died in 1878. In 1882 he married Mrs. Julia M. Giles, the daughter of Dr. George Wright of Montague.

Mr. Root has held various town offices. He was elected clerk and treasurer of the town in 1867, holding the position for eighteen years. In 1860 he was commissioned a justice of the peace by Governor Banks, which office he still holds. He is a director of the First National Bank of Greenfield, and president of the Turner's Falls Savings Institution.

In 1872 and '76 he was a member of the House of Representatives, and in 1880—'81 a senator from the Franklin district.

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