J. S. Broshears, a pioneer of the earliest days of Western civilization, died Sunday, at the home of his son-in-law, A. J. Flesher, near Winlock. He came over the plains from Illinois to thes State, then it was part of Oregon Territory, in 1846, and associate of the Bush and Simmons imigration, who were the true American pioneers of the Northwest. Internment took place Tuesday in the Bush Prairie burial ground, his grave being beside that of his wife, who died many years ago. He leaves four daughters and a son, the latter being a resident of California. The daughters are Mrs. N. K. Flesher, of Winlock, Mrs Ida R. Wagner, of Hebo, Oregon; Mrs. Frances Carroll, of Pacific county and Mrs. Mary Marshall of Roy. There are a large number of grandchildren and a few -very few- contemporanous pioneers are left to shed a tear to his memory.

Source: The Washington Standard, 20 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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