Final call comes to Pioneer - January 6, 1922

Funeral services for Mrs. A. J. Flesher, a pioneer of Grand Prairie since 1871 who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs W. H. S. Clark in Winlock last Friday morning, January 6 were held from the Baptist Church Sunday afternoon January 8./p>

The passing of Mrs. Flesher removes one of the oldest pioneers from the state. Her maiden name was Nancy Broshears, her father being one of the first settlers in the Puget Sound country. She was a grand-daughter of Gabriel Jones of Virginia who migrated to the territory of Washington in 1844. The gold rush attracted her ancestors to California in 1849, but after the age of sixteen, Nancy Broshears was wooed and won by Andrew Jackson Flesher, the marriage taking place July 23, 1871 at Grand Prairie east of Winlock (at Tom Champ home) where they made their home until about a year ago, when failing health compelled the husband to give up the strenuous farm life and they came to Winlock and made their home with their daughter Mrs. W. H. S. Clark. Nine children were born to this union, four of whom died as children. Mrs Mary Lucas who passed away three years ago, was a daughter of the deceased. Besides her husband, three sons and one daughter, W. W. Flesher of Fords Prairie, Elmer and Joe of Grand Prairie and Mrs. W. H. S. Clark of Winlock, two sister, Mrs. J. Marshal of Bremerton, and Mrs. A. P. Wagner of Tidewater, Ore, and sixteen grandchildren survive. She was a member of Trillium Circle Woman of Woodcraft and members of the order attended the funeral in a body. Rev. Hamby preached the funeral service. The poll bearers were life-long friends of the deceased. Internment was made in the Winlock cemetery under the direction of Lelund Carrermole.

Source: 1922 newspaper obituary "as transcribed by a relative many years ago". Submitted by Alice Harrison.

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