Mrs. Bridget Root, seventy years old, a widow, died at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at a local hospital, after an illness of several months. She was a native of Ireland and had lived in St. Joseph twenty years. Her late residence was in Walker's addition. A brother, P. H. Wood, lives on the Amazonia road near St. Joseph. Two other brothers survive her.

Source: St. Joseph News-Press, 28 November 1912, p. 6