Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]
Mr. Eber Root was an early hotel keeper of Cassopolis, whose name is frequently mentioned in the history of
the village; he came here in the year 1832, from Huron County, Ohio, and was the builder of the old log jail, or
"gaol," as it is called in the Supervisors' records, and was Sheriff in 1835. Mr. Root was a man of good
character, and a genial, pleasant landlord. His first wife, Mary Gamble, who came with him from Ohio, died in 1834,
and hers was the second death which occurred in Cassopolis. His second wife, Eliza Wells, who came from Edwardsburg,
is still living. Mr. Root retired to a farm in La Grange Township early in the fifties, and died there June 19,
1862, aged sixty-three years. His children are Isabella (Mrs. J. P. Osborn), Mary (Worthington) and Jane (wife
of L. D. Smith).
History of Cass Couny, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of some of it's Prominent Men and Pioneers.
Waterman, Watkins & Co., Chicago 1882.