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Ozias J. Root
22 August 1827–13 October 1897
Mr. Ozias J. Root was born in Ohio and died at Inman, Holt Co., NE. Oct.13, 1897 being 70 years old on Aug. 22, last. He was married in New York State to Emily Phillips of Connecticut and afterwards lived in Ohio and Iowa, moving to Holt County NE about 17 years ago, with his family making their home on the beautiful Elkhorn River.
Mr. and Mrs. Root lived happily together for forty years, she having gone on to the "better land" over two years in advance of her beloved husband. They raised one son, Edmond, and three daughters, Lovisa, Helen-(Nellie), and Susan, all of whom live to mourn the loss of devoted and exemplary parents, whose lives were models of simplicity and true piety.
Mr. and Mrs. Root Leaned to the Baptist persuasion, but as no organization of that creed was here, they worshipped with all good people, who join with the relatives in mourning their loss as neighbors and Christians. He was a member of the F.&A.M. Lodge No. 93 of O'Neill, NE. His last sickness of two weeks was the culmination of old troubles, kidney and heart disease. His remains were taken to Hale, IA for internment.


Ozias J. Root passed peacefully away last Wed. morning the 13th. They moved here sixteen years ago. His family consisted of himself, his wife and son Edmond O. Root. They owned one section of land and were prosperous farmers. They united with the Christians and were very worthy members. Two years last August, Mrs. Root died after a gradual decline. Brother Root was a very devoted husband; doing all in his power to bear her burdens and to make her comfortable and happy. After her death Mr. Root and his son took her to Iowa where she was buried among relatives and friends. Brother Root's health has been gradually failing ever since. The son E. O. Root has been very kind and watchful through all of his illness. Thursday morning he started on the train for Iowa to bury his father by the side of his beloved wife.


Card of Thanks

We desire to thank our neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved father.
-E. O. Root and Mr. and Mrs. Horace (and Nellie) Bradley

Submitted by: Sandy Dempsey
Source: Inman, NE News, Oct. 19, 1897 Vol. 5.
Note: Ozias and Emily Root are buried at the Diamond Cemetery near Hale, IA.

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