|Birth: ||Oct. 21, 1872|
|Death: ||Sep. 28, 1936|
Melissa Sofia Priest was born to Sarah Ann (Fleming)and Josiah Priest on October 21,1872. She married Reuben Lee Buswell on March 4, 1891 in Iroquois County, Illinois. Her husband was always called Lee and they lived in two rooms of his family home for the first year of their married life Later they lived on a farm near Rensselaer and settled permanently on their own land near Donovan, Illinois.
They built a new house there where they raised their family of five children: Floyd Auburn, Blanche Mearl, Delmer Earl, Lena Ellen, and Dorothy May.
Melissa was widowed at the age of 52. At that time, she moved into Donovan while her son Delmer and his family moved to the farm.
When Melissa died in 1936, she was survived by her son Delmer and his family. She was predeceased by her husband, her son Floyd Auburn and a daughter Blanche Merle.
She was buried in the Buswell Cemetery.
Reuben Lee Buswell (1869 - 1924)*
Floyd Auburn Buswell (1893 - 1894)*
Blanche Mearl Buswell (1894 - 1906)*
Delmer Earl Buswell (1898 - 1949)*
Lena L Buswell Eaken (1907 - 1995)*
Dorothy M. Buswell Judy (1913 - 1997)*
Maintained by: Nicki
Originally Created by: Joel Smith
Record added: Oct 02, 2012
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