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Bushfield, John A. (1856-1940)

BURSHFIELD, PEARSON, HOFFMAN

Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 4/21/2018 at 20:41:10

Former Atlantic Man, Father of Gov. Bushfield, Dead

John A. Bushfield, 83, pioneer resident of Miller, S.D., father of Gov. Harlan J. Bushfield of that state and former Atlantic printer, died late Wednesday of complication which followed a broken hip suffered in a fall six weeks ago.

Born in Ohio, Aug. 9, 1856, Mr. Bushfield came to Iowa when a young man and in 1878 began work as a printer on the old Atlantic Telegraph, of which the late Sen. Lafe Young was publisher. While employed here, he was married to Cora Pearson, daughter of Richard Pearson, who operated a livery stable in Atlantic a number of years ago. Mrs. Bushfield preceded her husband in death 15 years ago.

The Bushfields homesteaded in Hand county, South Dakota, in 1883 and subsequently moved to Miller, where Mr. Bushfield was editor of the Miller Press for more than 40 years. He was also formerly postmaster at Miller under the administrations of Presidents McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt and was a colorful and dominant personality in the early history of that section of South Dakota.

Surviving besides Gov. Bushfield are two daughters, Miss Dollie, of Miller and Mrs. E.J. Hoffman of St. Paul; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Burial will be at Miller.

~source: Atlantic News-Telegraph; Friday, August 9, 1940

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