Etc. -- John Henry Hughson's 1908 obituary
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A transcription of a page 5 article in the 23 Apr 1908 Waterford Star.


Mr. John H. Hughson of Brookings, S.D., the subject of this sketch, was born near Waterford, Norfolk County, Ontario. 

His parents were James and Mary Hughson, natives of Scotland, who came to America in 1840 and settled at Boston, where his father followed his trade of stone mason. He died in 1850 leaving a family of five children, of whom John Henry was the only survivor. 

Upon the death of his parents he began life on his own responsibility as a farm laborer with Mr. Aaron Culver at Tyrrell. At the age of 21 he moved to Michigan and from there to South Dakota in 1874. 

He encountered great difficulties but [succeeded] in amassing a goodly portion of this world's goods by farming, thoroughbred stock raising, and the culture of fruit and ornamental trees, of which the latter was his special delight. 

Mr. Hughson died 20 Mar 1908, of pneumonia, after only five days illness. He is survived by a widow and two sons. He was a faithful member of the Methodist church, and in politics a staunch Republican. 

The funeral services were conducted by his pastor, assisted by the other clergyman of Brookings, after which the cortège wended its way to the cemetery escorted by the members of the A. F. & A. M., [and] the A. O. U. W., of which he was a valued member.

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