April 5, 1913

A children's funeral is planned for Ed Root, who died from pneumonia yesterday night. It will be held at the Baptist church at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. W.F. Shields. The Bible class, of which the deceased was a member, will furnish the pall bearers. The music will be by the Sunday school children.

Every child in Medford is requested to attend the funeral and bring a flower in memory of their old playmate. The children will march with the remains from the church to the Jackson Street bridge. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery where Ed will be laid to rest by the side of his mother.

Ed Root was taken ill some ten days ago. He had for some time suffered from a bad cold, which settled upon his lungs and developed into pneumonia. He was taken to the hospital nine days ago. As this was his second attack of pneumonia, Dr. Marion, who attended him, was dubious of his recovery from the first, his age and a weakened heart being against it.


Major Gustave H. Schoof, a member of the Canadian Northwest Mounted Police and soldier of fortune, who has seen service in many climes and under many flags, is visiting Medford and may address the school children before leaving.

Major Schoof's latest experience was in Mexico, where he fought with Orozco and Madero in their war with Diaz. He may return now to battle against the new regime.

Major Schoof spent 20 years in Africa fighting and hunting big game. He is a veteran of the Boer War.

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