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Edmund O. Root
September 3, 1862–August 27, 1941

Pioneer Resident Passes Away in Iowa

Edmund O. Root, son of Ozias and Emily Root was born on a farm in Jones Co. Ia, Sept. 3, 1862 and departed this life at his home in Hale on Aug. 27, 1941, at the age of 78 years, eleven months and twenty-four days. He was the youngest of a family of four children, three sisters having preceded him in death. On Aug. 22, 1907 he was married to Cora May Tubbs at Anamosa, IA. His early life was spent on a farm near the Diamond Cemetery. His parents were pioneer settlers of Iowa. When eighteen years of age he moved with his parents to Inman, Ne. Here he took up a homestead near O'Neill and experienced many hardships incident to early pioneer life. He returned to Ia, with his family in 1909. He had been in failing health for several years, the last four months being confined to his bed. He was still a member of the Diamond Willow Camp of Modern Woodman of America at Inman, Ne. Funeral services were held at the Campbell Funeral Home at Olin, Ia. Saturday at 2 p.m. conducted by William N. Lundquist of Moline, Illinois. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter Mrs. Esther Young of Mechanicsville, Ia and one step son, Morris Tubbs, at home.

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