J. S. Broshears, a pioneer of Thurston county, died Sunday at the home of A. J. flesher, near Winlock, and was buried in the historic old Bush prairie cemetary south of Tumwater this afternooon. His grave is beside that of his wife who passed away many years ago. Mr. Broshears came across the plains from Illinois to the then Oregon territory in 1846. Several members of this party were killed by Indians. He was an associate of W. O. Bush, the well known pioneer of this county and was prominent in the public affairs of the community in pioneer days.
In addition to a large number of grandchildren he leaves four daughters and a son. They are J. S. Broshears, Jr., living in California; Mrs N. K. Flesher, of Winlock, Mrs. Ida R. Wagner, of near Hebo, Tillamook county, Oregon; Mrs. Frances Carroll, of suburbon Pierce county, Oregon; Mrs. Mary Marshall, of Roy, Wash.
Source: The Morning Olympian, 17 May 1904 (the above transcription is exactly as it appeared in print). Submitted by Alice Harrison, a great-granddaughter of Joseph Smith Broshears.
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