Sunday, November 30, 2014

Died Monday Evening at Home of Her Son

   Sarah E., widow of Charles Root, died Monday evening at the home of her son, Lavern E. Root, on Greene street.  She was in the 79th year of her age.

   Mrs. Root was born in McDonough on Dec. 28, 1834, and was a daughter of Samuel and Harriet Curtis Elwood, for many years well known residents of that town.  She married Charles Root, a native of Oxford, and for a great many years they resided in McDonough.  About ten years ago Mr. Root had a shock and they removed to this village, where he died a few months later.

   The subject of this sketch was a woman well liked by her acquaintances for her friendly and kindly acts.  She was a sufferer for years from a cancer, but her last illness was of a bronchial nature and her weakened constitution succumbed to that disease.

   Mrs. Root is survived by one son, Lavern e. Root, a brother, Solomon Elwood of McDonough, a sister, Mrs. Alfred Smith of McGraw, and a foster sister, Mrs. Henry A. Mowry of this town.

The funeral was held at the house yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. A. O. Austin, pastor of the Methodist church officiating.  Interment was at McDonough.

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