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198                Ohio Arch. and Hist. Society Publications

learned      and was a life member of the Ohio State

Archaeological and Historical Society.

Joseph Green Butler, Jr., married Harriet Voorhes

Ingersoll, of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, January 10,

1866. Of this union were born Mrs. Blanche (Butler)

Ford, Mrs. Grace Ingersoll (Butler) McGraw, and Mr.

Henry A. Butler. The latter two survive. Mrs. Butler

died in 1921.

Mr. Butler was familiarly known as "Uncle Joe,"

and his wide circle of acquaintances and friends felt a

personal loss, when they learned that his death had

come on the eve of the celebration of his eighty-seven

years of life in the Mahoning Valley.


A librarian of state, national and international repu-

tation died at his home in Oberlin, Ohio, Sunday, Octo-

ber 2, 1927. He was born at Middlefield, Massachu-

setts, February 3, 1862. He was the son of Solomon F.

and Anna (Smith) Root.

He came as a student to Oberlin College, Oberlin,

Ohio, from Dalton, Massachusetts, in 1879. He was

graduated from the College with the degree of A. B., in

1884, and received his A. M. degree in 1887. He was a

law student at Boston University from 1884 to 1885;

cataloguer in the Oberlin College Library from 1885 to

1886, and student at Harvard Law School from 1886

to 1887 and at the University of Gottingen, Germany, in

1898 and 1899. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

For forty years Professor Root was librarian of the

Oberlin College Library; and was, for some time, an

annual lecturer before the Library Schools of Columbia,