Doctor Simeon Pliny Root

Male 1826 - 1912  (86 years)


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  • Name Simeon Pliny Root 
    Title Doctor 
    Born 24 Feb 1826  Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 8 Jun 1862  Somerset, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    American Civil War (North)
    18th Michigan Infantry Regt., Co.S
    Surgeon, promoted to brigade surgeon in a short time, became division surgeon and medical director, and was a member of Gen. Gillmore's staff. 
    Died 9 Aug 1912  Bellevue, Huron Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Somerset Cemetery, Somerset, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Dr. Simeon Pliny Root, son of Pliny Root and Ruth Cleveland Root , b. Feb. 24, 1826; New York., m. April 7, 1852, Susan E. Haynes.
      He finished his literary studies at the University of Michigan; attended his first course of medical lectures at the Ohio Medical College, and his last course at the Rush Medical College of Chicago, 111., where he graduated in the winter of 1853 and '54.
      He has been in active practice as a physician and surgeon. He went into the army as surgeon of the Eighteenth Michigan volunteer infantry, was promoted to brigade surgeon in a short time, became division surgeon and medical director, and was a member of Gen. Gillmore's staff. He is well known in public affairs in his county and state, and was a delegate to the constitutional convention, from Hillsdale county. He is nearly six feet in height, and weighs 200 pounds.
      Root genealogical records. 1600-1870: Comprising the general history By James Pierce Root
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      Date: 1912-08-12;
      Paper: Jackson Citizen Patriot (Michigan )
      News Notes

      Relatives were in the city, Saturday afternoon, taking the remains of the late Dr. S.P. Root from Bellevue, Ohio
      to Somerset, the former home,for the funeral and burial.The remains were taken there on the 2:45 train and services were held at the church at Somerset, upon arrival, Rev.G.L. Smith officiating.
      Burial was in Somerset cemetery, beside wife, son and daughter, The funeral party was composed of Miss. Eva J. Root, and president J.W. Mauck, of Hillsdale; E.M. Smith, of Albion; Dr.and Mrs. W.F.Dewey, of Bellevue, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Van Buskirk, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. D. T. McCall, of Jackson, and Rev. G.L. Smith, of Lakewood, Ohio.
      Miss Root, Mrs. Dewey, and Mrs. Van Buskirk are the daughters. Dr. Root was 87 years of age. He practiced medicine at Somerset most of his active life.

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    Last Modified 25 Nov 2012 

    Father Pliny Root,   b. 23 Feb 1785, Ludlow, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1862, Somerset, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Ruth Cleveland,   b. 1792, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1876, Somerset, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1810  Ludlow, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3655  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susan Elizabeth Haynes,   b. 25 Jun 1829, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1892, Somerset, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1852 
    Children 
     1. Eva J, Root,   b. 6 Aug 1853, Liberty, Jackson Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1913, Hillsdale, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Cora Isabelle Root,   b. 21 Nov 1857, Somerset, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1892, Somerset Center, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     3. Elma L. Root,   b. 13 Dec 1859, Somerset, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Estella R. Root,   b. 19 Jan 1863, Somerset, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942, Somerset, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Bertram H. Root,   b. 12 Dec 1866, Somerset, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1867, Somerset Center, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +6. Winifred Elizabeth Root,   b. 20 Oct 1868, Somerset, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1940, Bellevue, Huron Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F787  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Feb 1826 - Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - American Civil War (North) 18th Michigan Infantry Regt., Co.S Surgeon, promoted to brigade surgeon in a short time, became division surgeon and medical director, and was a member of Gen. Gillmore's staff. - 8 Jun 1862 - Somerset, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Aug 1912 - Bellevue, Huron Co., Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Somerset Cemetery, Somerset, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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