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Ora W. Buffum
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Birth: 1849
Death: Mar. 28, 1923
Fulton County
Illinois, USA

Ora Buffum Drops Dead
Ora Buffum, an aged farmer living about three miles south of town dropped dead Wednesday just before noon while at work in the woods with his nephew Curtis Buffum. They were engaged in splitting a log and the old man had just raised his maul to strike a wedge when he toppled over. After a consultation with the coroner the Taylor ambulance went out and brought the body to the C.D. Taylor undertaking rooms in this city. Coroner Smith said he would be down this morning at 9 o'clock to hold the inquest.
Deceased was around eighty years of age, but was strong and hearty. He was never married and lived alone with his sister, a maiden lady, on a little farm on Big Creek, south of town. Mart Buffum, who lives at the top of Big Creek hill on the middle road to Lewistown, is a brother and Mrs. Eva Taylor, of Cuba, is a sister. No funeral arrangements will be made until after the inquest.

The Cuba Journal
Thursday, March 29, 1923
Front page

Transcribed by Linda Deakin Haynes
Family links: 
  Amos W Buffum (1822 - 1892)
  Lucinda Warfield Buffum (1823 - 1905)
  Cornelia Buffum Huff (1848 - 1919)*
  Ora W. Buffum (1849 - 1923)
  Caroline Buffum Routson (1852 - 1908)*
  Mark A. Buffum (1853 - 1923)*
  Eva Marilla Buffum Taylor (1855 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: No stone ref. John Buffum, Cuba, IL per cemetery book
Wright's Cemetery
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Linda Haynes
Record added: Feb 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104711858
Ora W. Buffum
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