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musician , educator

George Frederick Root, musician, educator.

Background

Root, George Frederick was born on August 30, 1820 in Sheffield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Frederick Ferdinand and Sarah (Flint) Root.

Education

Singing teacher Abbotts School for Young Ladies, New York City, 1844. Organist Mercer St.

Career

Assistant organist Winter and Park St. churches, Boston.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author songs (under pseudonym Wurzel) Hazel Dell, Rosalee, The Prairie Flower, The Flower Queen, 1851. (under own name) The Shining Shore, The Battle Cry of Freedom, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys are Marching, 1853-1855. More than 200 other songs, 70 collections.

Connections

Married Mary Woodman, August 1845, children include eldest daughter, Mistress.

father:
Frederick Ferdinand Root

mother:
Sarah (Flint) Root

spouse:
Mary Woodman