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Obituary of Edward Root, 1868-1887
McLouth Times, Friday June 17, 1887
We learn of a said accident at Osawkie on Wednesday. While bathing near
dam, E. ROOT, a nineteen year old son of Elder J. A. ROOT of that place,
sucked under the fall of the dam and drowned. The body was secured after
about an hours search, and was buried yesterday. His funeral was largely
attended. He was a young man of sterling worth and highly respected.
Brian's Note: Because the young man's first name isn't given in the obituary, I wanted to find him and give the poor guy a name! Here he is -- Edward, age 13 in the 1880 census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
John A. ROOT Self M Male W 39 IN Farmer OH OH
Winny ROOT Wife M Female W 36 OH Keeping House OH OH
Lucinda ROOT Dau S Female W 16 KS At Home IN ---
* Edward E. ROOT Son S Male W 13 KS Farming IN OH
Eligha A. ROOT Son S Male W 11 KS Farming IN OH
Fanny E. ROOT Dau S Female W 10 KS At Home IN OH
Jesse C. ROOT Son S Male W 2 KS IN OH
John ROOT Son S Male W 1M KS IN OH
Census Place Osawkie, Jefferson, Kansas
Family History Library Film 1254383
NA Film Number T9-0383
Page Number 243B
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