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Mr. Jackson Broadus, Jr. 1861-1908


Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 2/25/2020 at 12:12:57

Denison Review, Wednesday, Apr 08, 1908, Denison, IA, Page: 6

This Well-known Colored Man Passes
Away April 2
For many years the name of Broadus has stood in Denison for that of much respected member of the colored race. Mr. Jackson Broadus. He has a son of the same name who came to Denison some eight years ago and took position as cook at the north Main Street restaurant now familiarly known as the Elite. He was of quiet ways, attending to his business well and grew to have the esteem of all who knew him. He had contracted rheumatism nd this going to his heart had made that member weak and by reason of this weakness came to his death a little after midnight on Wednesday night of the last week. He was in his room over the restaurant when taken sick and later removed to a cot on the ground floor. When the doctor arrived the patient was beyond his help.

Jackson Broadus was born in Platte County, Mo., April 4, 1861 just as his parents were coming out of slavery. He was married in 1893 and had a wife and daughter, the girl being now eleven years old. These have been living at Leavenworth, Kans., and were in attendance at the funeral. There were also from out of town two brothers, James of Leavenworth and William of Indianola. Of course his aged father was the chief mourner. The funeral was held on Saturday at 10:30 in the Methodist Church it being the anniversary of the 47th birthday of the deceased. A strong and appropriate sermon was given by Rev. Thuresson. There were many flowers and a good attendance of citizens.


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