The Salem Weekly News June 6, 1918
Joseph Bogue as born in Indiana April 20, 1850. He was one of a family of 16 children of whom four sisters and three brothers survive him. When he was one year of age his parents moved to Iowa in an old prairie schooner drawn by oxen and settled in Henry County near Mt. Pleasant, where they lived during his early days experiencing many frontier hardships.
In 1875 he was married to Hannah Roberts. To this union were born three children - Roy, Minnie and Walter. The wife died in 1887.
On September 1, 1888, he was married to Mrs. Ida Valeen. To this union was born five children - Neva, Beda, Henry , Rosa, and Lee. A stepson, Fritz Valeen also made his home with the family. One daughter Rosa passed away in February 1909. Besides above named relatives he leaves to mourn his loss eight grandchildren and a host of friends. In 1896 the family moved to Lyon County, Kansas, where they lived until 1907 when they moved to Holly, Colorado and managed a dairy until 1909 when they moved on a homestead near Webb, Colorado, where thy have since resided. Deceased was one of the pioneer residents of the Webb vicinity.
Mr. Bogue was slightly injured on April 30 and was taken to Lamar hospital May 2. All was done for him that could be done but on May 8 at 10:00 o'clock he passed away. Blood poison and complications was the cause of his death. His suffering was intense but he bore it patiently. He was a birthright member of the Friends church and lived in that faith all his life, saying shortly before the end that the had no fear of death. His simple noble life has been an example and model for his family and friends. He was a student and lover of nature and always noted the first song of the bird and flower of the season.
He was a kind and affectionate husband and father and will be sadly missed by the family and community.
Two sons, Walter of Cheney Center, Colorado, and Roy of Scranton, Iowa, were with him at the last. A son, Henry Bogue visited his father atthe hospital but returned to Oskaloosa, Iowa, just the day before his father's death.
Two daughters, Mrs. C. M. Trueblood of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and Mrs. B. T. White of Bristol, Colorado, were unable to attend the funeral on account of sickness.
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