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Lawyer

Joseph Cullen Root, American lawyer.

Background

Root, Joseph Cullen was born on December 3, 1844 in Chester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Aurelius Clark and Eliza (Abbott) Root.

Education

Educated Cornell College, Iowa, 1 year, Northern Illinois College, 1½ years. Graduate Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1865. Studied law with Honorary A. T. Wheeler Lyons.

Admitted to bar, 1883.

Career

Vice president. Lion Surety & Bond Company, Omaha, since 1908. Director Corn Exchange National Bank, Omaha, 1910. Founded, 1882, and head consul, 1882-1890, Modern Woodmen of America.

Founded, 1890, and later sovereign commander Woodmen of the World. Governor AK-Sar-Ben. Founded Lyons (Iowa) Young Men’s Association Library, 1859. Alderman and tax collector, Lyons, 1884-1885.

United States deputy collector, 2d Iowa District, 1884-1888. Mayor Lyons, Iowa, 1886-1887. President Associated Fraternities America, 1908.

Author: Consolidation (drama), 1870. Ritual Modern Woodmen, 1882. History of Modern Woodmen, 1888.

Ritual V.A.S. Fraternity, 1888. Ritual Woodmen of the World, 1890. Eminent Choppers, 1900.

Ritual Columbian Circles, 1905. Ritual Boys of Woodcraft, 1909. Ritual Knights of AK-Sar-Ben, 1906, Root Family Genealogy, 1907.

Home: Omaha, Neb.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Consolidation (drama), 1870. Ritual Modern Woodmen, 1882. History of Modern Woodmen, 1888.

      Ritual V.A.S. Fraternity, 1888. Ritual Woodmen of the World, 1890. Eminent Choppers, 1900.

      Ritual Columbian Circles, 1905. Ritual Boys of Woodcraft, 1909. Ritual Knights of AK-Sar-Ben, 1906, Root Family Genealogy, 1907.

Connections

Married Louise M. Inslee, September 21, 1868.

father:
Aurelius Clark Root

mother:
Eliza (Abbott) Root

spouse:
Louise M. Inslee