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Mary N Buster Mays
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1892
Denton County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 21, 1921
Palacios
Matagorda County
Texas, USA

FUNERAL FOR PILOT POINT SURF VICTIMS SUNDAY AT 10:00 A.M.

BODIES OF MISS VI BUSTER AND MRS. B. MAYS LEFT PALACIOS TODAY

Funeral services for Miss Vi Buster, formerly of Pilot Point, and her sister, Mrs. Mary Buster Mays, wife of Barney Mays of Breckenridge and who were drowned Thursday afternoon in the surf at Palacios, while bathing at the Baptist encampment, will be held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at the First Baptist Church at Pilot Point, their former home. Burial will be made in the Pilot Point cemetery where their father and mother, the late Dr. and Mrs. O. C. Buster, were buried about a year ago. The bodies left Palacios Saturday morning about 5 o'clock and will pass through Denton at 9:20 o'clock Sunday morning. They will be taken from the station to the church where the services will be held.
A number from here will attend the services and among them will be W. T. Fouts and family, Miss Opal Buster of the Normal College, Miss Bird of Pilot Point, who is attending the Normal, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Beck, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Connie Jones, F. C. Davis and family, Miss Nell E. Morris, Charlie Hussey, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Strong, J. B. Kelsay and Miss Maude Elliott.
DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE, Saturday, July 23, 1921
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FUNERAL FOR TWO SISTERS AT PILOT POINT SUNDAY P.M.
THREE RELATIVES INJURED IN AUTO ACCIDENT EN ROUTE TO SERVICES

Funeral services for Miss Vi Buster and Mrs. Mary Buster Mays, sisters who were drowned Thursday at Palacios, were held Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist church at Pilot Point with Rev. Mr. Smith of Fort Worth in charge, assisted by Rev. Mr. Hale of Pilot Point. The services were attended by a large crowd of relatives and friends and the floral offerings were large and beautiful. Interment was made in the Pilot Point cemetery. The services for the two sisters were held at the same time and simultaneously the bodies were lowered into the graves, which were side by side on the lot where their father and mother, the late Dr. and Mrs. O. C. Buster, were buried, during the past fall and winter.
The bodies were received at Pilot Point Sunday morning but rain prevented holding of the services at 10 o'clock as planned and the bodies were taken to the Mays home until the services during the afternoon.
Miss Vi Buster was 19 years of age and Mrs. Mays, wife of Barney Mays of Breckenridge, was 29 years of age. She is survived by one son and her husband, who accompanied the bodies to Pilot Point. The death of the two sisters occurred eight years to a day after the death of their sister, Miss Fannie Buster, who taught in the schools here at one time.
The brothers and sisters surviving are: Clinton, Vardeman, William B. and Enoch Buster of Dallas, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Oxford of Jacksonville and Mrs. Jane Strawther of Anna, all of whom, with their families, were present at the services.
Among the relatives and friends from out of town attending the services were Charley Mays of Fort Worth, Joe McReynolds of Wichita Falls, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Fouts and children of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. McDonald of Dallas, Miss Jewel Buster of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Golliday of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rufner of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. Clay Biggs, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Strawther and W. A. and Misses Annie and Lou Fields of Anna, Mrs. Martha Elliott of Pauls Valley, Okla., J. W. Wrife and family, Mrs. Nora Lawrence, Lee Merrill and family, B. C. Moore, Mr. Hank and Miss Ester Brown of Anna, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Bennett and children and Mr. and Mrs. Will Chapman of Frisco, G. L. Vardaman, J. D. Vardaman and G. W. Meadows of Rector, John Buster of Lewisville and Dr. Burk and family of Aubrey. Denton people attending the services included Charley Hussey, W. T. Fouts, Miss Sidney Fouts, Vardaman and Wardo Fouts, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Strone, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gray and Mr. and Mrs. Connie Jones.

FIVE IN WRECKED CAR

Five of the relatives from Dallas were in an automobile that was wrecked near Carrollton Saturday and three of them sustained painful injuries. The injured were: William Buster, hand cut and bruises on body; Mrs. William Buster, bruised and leg injured; Mrs. O. H. McDonald, body and face bruised and left arm cut. A rear wheel of the car broke down, causing the machine to overturn. The occupants of the car were thrown against a barbed wire fence alongside a ditch with the car on top of them. Several members of the party en route to Pilot Point for the funeral were in another automobile and saw the accident. They carried the wrecked party to Carrollton, where the injured were treated and another automobile was secured for the trip. None of the injuries are serious.
DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE, Monday, July 25, 1921
 
 
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 Parents:
  Oliver Clinton Buster (1846 - 1920)
  Bettie Vardaman Buster (1858 - 1920)
 
 Spouse:
  Barney Mays (1890 - 1940)*
 
 Children:
  Barney Buster Mays (1909 - 1972)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alphus Orlando Buster (1872 - 1908)**
  Lizella Buster Oxford (1877 - 1954)**
  Evaline Buster Strother (1879 - 1954)**
  Anna Oliver Buster Shumate (1881 - 1971)**
  Frances E. Buster (1884 - 1913)*
  Leah Hannah Buster Merrill (1887 - 1968)*
  John Clinton Buster (1890 - 1968)*
  Mary N Buster Mays (1892 - 1921)
  Claudius Vardeman Buster (1895 - 1957)*
  William George Buster (1897 - 1980)*
  Enoch Portman Buster (1899 - 1945)*
  Vi Buster (1902 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Pilot Point Community Cemetery
Pilot Point
Denton County
Texas, USA
Plot: MA 8 Bl 7 Lot 9 Grave 5
 
Maintained by: Bob Willingham
Originally Created by: Sherry
Record added: Jul 27, 2008
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Mary N <i>Buster</i> Mays
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