Biography of Homer M. Root
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HOMER M. ROOT, County Clerk of Clark County, was born in Chenango County, New York, June 22, 1846, tha son of George and Mary (Bush) Root, also natives of Chenango County. The father has been a farmer all his life. His parents, Milton H. and Sarah (Clark) Root, were natives of Massachusetts, but moved to Guilford, Chenango County, New York, in an early day, where they were engaged in farming and stock-raising, and where they lived until death. The father was quite a politician; was captain of a military company, and was a member of the Masonic lodge. He reared a family of six children that grew to manhood and womanhood, His father came from England and settled in Massachusetts. Our subject's grandfather on the maternal side, William Bush, a native of Massachusetts, was engaged in farming and hotel business, which he followed through life. Our subject's father had a family of four children, three of whom are now living: Homer M., Mrs. Mary J. Barber, of Chenango County; Mrs. Frances W. Duffy, of New York city; and Mrs. Sarah E. Barber, now deceased. The father belongs to the Republican party; is a Mason and Odd Fellow; and both he and his wife were mem bers of the Presbyterian Church, of which he was a deacon.

Homer M. was reared on the home farm, received a common schooling, and taught school in Chenango and Broome counties for five years. In 1869 he came West, locating at Greenwood, Clark County, Wisconsin, where be worked in the woods during the winters and farming in the summers for four years, at the end of which time he went into business for himself. He owns some valuable timber land in Clark County, and has been extensively engaged in logging on Black River and its tributaries, Mr. Root was elected Town Clerk of the town of Eaton in 1874, which office he held in that town and the town of Warner ten years; was District Clerk four years, and was elected to his present office in 1888. He is a Republican politically, and attends the Unitarian Church. He is a man who stands high in the county, and takes an active interest in all niatters pertaining to the county or State.


FROM:
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
Lewis Publishing Company.
Chiago, 1891.