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Samantha Smurr Buffington
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Birth: 1842
Death: Apr. 25, 1929

Samantha Jane SMURR was born October 1842 in Ohio, the daughter of Harvey SMURR and Anne HADLEY. She married Julius A. CONDE 31 July 1859; Darius PINNEY 22 Feb 1877 and Samuel BUFFINGTON 16 Feb 1881 and outlived all three husbands. She had 4 children by CONDE, one by PINNEY and two by BUFFINGTON: Samuel Arthur and Olive Samantha.

Obit Transcribed by Kate Jacques, PhD:
Delphos Republican
May 3, 1929

Samantha Smurr was born October 6, 1842 at Sullivan, Ohio, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.F. Long, April 25, 1929, making her aged at the time of her death, 86 years, 6 months and 19 days.

She is survived by one aged sister, Miss Caroline Smurr; six children, Norman, Frank and Elzy Conde, John O. Pinney and Mrs. C.F. Long of Delphos, and Arthur Buffington, of DeBeque, Colorado, 28 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

At the age of ten years, she moved with her patents to Liberty Mills, Indiana. In the year 1858 she was united in marriage to Julius Conde. To this union six children were born: Frank, Norman and Elzy, and two dying in infancy, while in the year 1921, Mrs. Scott Sage, preceded her mother in death.

After Mr. Conde's death, she was again united in marriage to Dryus Pinney, to whom there was born one child, John O. Pinney, who survives his mother.

Mrs. Pinney came to Kansas in the year 1878. It was here that Mr. Pinney died, after which she was married to Samuel Buffington. Two children were born, Olive and Arthur, who survive their mother.

I have sought round this verdant earth

For fading joy;

I have tried every source of mirth,

But all, all will cloy.

Funeral services were held at the home conducted by Rev. Paul J. Vielguth at 2:30 Friday afternoon and burial made in the Delphos Cemetery.

Four grandsons, Roy Conde, Harold Long, Eli Pinney and George Conde, and two great-grandson, Howard Courtney and Ernest Smith, acted as pall-bearers. 
Family links: 
  Samuel Buffington (1842 - 1896)
  Darius Pinney (1836 - 1880)*
  Ellsworth Merton Conde (1852 - 1936)*
  Lewis Norman Conde (1860 - 1932)*
  Benjamin Franklin Conde (1864 - 1941)*
  Lennie Evalee Conde Sage (1866 - 1921)*
  Martha Conde (1868 - 1871)*
  John Oliver Pinney (1876 - 1958)*
  Samuel A. Buffington (1882 - 1963)*
  Olive Samantha Buffington Griffin (1884 - 1973)*
*Calculated relationship
Delphos Cemetery
Ottawa County
Kansas, USA
Maintained by: Sheila
Originally Created by: Janece Carter Streig
Record added: May 18, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5458518
Samantha <i>Smurr</i> Buffington
Added by: Kate Jacques
Samantha <i>Smurr</i> Buffington
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Samantha <i>Smurr</i> Buffington
Added by: Janece Carter Streig
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