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Earl Curtis Bucher
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1888
Death: Jul. 4, 1908

Father: James Bucher
Mother: Ione CURTIS Bucher
From the Holt County Sentinel-July 10, 1908
Death of Earl Bucher
We are reminded of the adage, "Death Loves the Shining Star," when we were called to announce the death of Earl Curtis Bucher. The death angel came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Bucher on the morning of July 4, 1908, and took there from the first born.
Earl Curtis Bucher was born in Holt County, near Oregon, Mo., October 30, 1888. Died July 4, 1908, being at his death 19 years, 8 months, and 4 days of age. He united with the Christian Church in October, 1902, under the preaching of Rev. Chilton of St. Joseph, and since that time has lived a consistent and useful Christian life, taking a prominent part in Sunday School and church work. At the time of his death he was secretary of the Sunday School at Union.
Earl was always glad to do what he could do to help the Cause of Christ.
Earl received his early school training at Union school house, near his home. He entered the High School at Oregon in 1903 from which he graduated in 1907. Earl's school life was all that could be desired, he being earnest and thorough in all work. His earnest life commanded the respect of teachers and pupils alike and made for him a host of friends in the town.
With a fine healthy physique, he possessed a large brain and a warm heart; he was sympathetic and tender of heart as a woman, and the optimism of his cheerful nature always caused his countenance to be illumed with a sunny smile. One of his principle characteristics was his honest, fearless candor. He was as frank as a young man as one could find in 10,000 -he hated shams. To his father and mother he was an ideal son, chum and companion, and to his sister and brother, he was a most tender and chivalrous brother and associate. In his relations with everyone he showed all the elements of genuine manhood and intrinsic worth. He grew into the affections of all that knew him, because of his rugged virtues of head and heart.
His illness was brief, but he suffered untold agony. He received an abrasion of the hand by a nail, which soon brought a sudden and unexpected attack of tetanus and all its attendant suffering, and in spite of all that the best medical attention and nursing could do, death came and relieved him of his horrible suffering. With that patience that characterizes the true Christian, Earl sleeps that "sleep that knows no wakening"-God called him home to that beautiful world beyond, but his past life remains to have its influence in the world for good. The grief that envelopes the once happy family is shared in a measure by the entire community. The shock of this sad death has cast a sad gloom over our entire community.
He was the son of James and Ione Bucher, who with a brother and sister, and a very large circle of relationship have the keen sympathy of all our people.
Funeral services were held from family home, in the Union district on Sunday last, July 5, the music being furnished by a quartette consisting of Messrs.' Grover Hamm, Perry Brooks, Misses Alberta Bragg and Mary Moore. Beautiful floral tributes were placed on the casket from his many friends and classmates. The interment was in the Maple Grove cemetery, the funeral services being conducted by his pastor, Elmer Dawson of the Oregon Christian Church.
Family links: 
  James Franklin Bucher (1860 - 1913)
  Ione Curtis Bucher (1861 - 1958)
  Bessie M Bucher (1886 - 1887)*
  Earl Curtis Bucher (1888 - 1908)
  Paul O Bucher (1890 - 1971)*
  Hazel Beatrice Bucher Coffman (1898 - 1929)*
*Calculated relationship
Maple Grove Cemetery
Holt County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Cynthia Kenny
Record added: Jul 20, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 133072967
Earl Curtis Bucher
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