Biography of Alfred E. Root
Madison County, NY Biographies





Root, Alfred E., p. o. Chittenango, the popular druggist of Chittenango, is a native of Brooklyn, N. Y., where he was born in 1863. His father, now deceased, was Edward Root, who came to this place in 1873, at that time a shoe dealer, etc. Mr. Root's genealogy is traceable on both sides to the American Revolution. He was about ten years of age when the family came to Chittenango and completed his education at the Polytechnic Institute here. He embarked in business as a dispensing druggist in 1889, building up a large and growing trade. In 1887 J. R. Costello became a partner. The firm carry a large general stock of goods and their commodious store is the center of commercial activity. The department of pharmacy, still an important feature of their trade, is presided over by Mr. Root. In 1886 he married Beatrice Kellogg Walrath, daughter of Hon. Peter Walrath of this place, who died September 26, 1896. A daughter. Beatrice, born September 26, 1896. was born of that union. Not alone in business circles, but in church and society, Mr. Root takes a prominent place. Republican in politics, he has been one of the school board four years, and superintendent of the Sunday school of the Presbyterian church ten years.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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