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Brookshier, John P. 1836-1910


Posted By: S. Ferrall IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 4/28/2016 at 18:22:45

John P. Brookshier, one of the old pioneer residents of this vicinity, met with a serious accident Tuesday. He slipped and fell, breaking his hip bone, and as Mr. Brookshier is an aged man and has been very feeble, the changes are very much against him.
~Register and Argus, Thursday Jan 13, 1910 (Elkport & vicinity column)

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John P. Brookshier died Sunday, April 3, 1910, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. McGuire, in Elk township, at the age of 74 years, 4 months and 22 days.

Mr. Brookshier was born in Clark county, Ky., Nov. 12th, 1836. He was cast upon his own resources at an early age and chose the occupation of a farmer, in which he was successful.

In 1861 he enlisted in Co. F, 41st Kentucky* volunteers, and served for two years, until he received a severe wound and was disabled for further service, when he was discharged.

In 1863 he came to Clayton County and purchased a small farm of 40 acres, and being successful, became the owner of 215 acres.

On December 9th, 1863, Mr. Brookshire was united in marriage with Miss Mary Andrews. To them were born six children, William, Carrie B., Minnie, Ida M., Mamie and Stella. All of the family have passed away except one daughter, Mrs. Wm. McGuire, who resides on the old homestead and with whom Mr. Brookshier has made his hoe since the death of his wife March 17, 1903.

Mr. Brookshire was a man of strict integrity and while filling many township offices, won the confidence of all who knew him. He was proud of his native state and of the scar he received in the war.

The funeral was held yesterday morning from the old home, Rev. Mr. Hansel officiating. The interment was made in the Elk cemetery with the others of his family.

~Register and Argus, Thursday evening, April 7, 1910

*Note: He served with Co. E, 41st Illinois Infantry (not Kentucky)


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