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William Irvin "Lear" Buis
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1837
Mount Meridian
Putnam County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 1920
Fillmore
Putnam County
Indiana, USA

William's nickname was Lear, as his cousin William Riley Buis also lived in town.

Lear married Loutisha McAninch Aug 19, 1860 in Putnam County at 7 AM, after going 7 miles for a person qualified to tie the knot. They set up housekeeping on 80 acres of land given to them by William's father, about 3/4 mile south of the National Road.

When the Civil War broke out in 1861 his Grandfather Riley paid the money ($100-$300) so that William and his brothers didn't have to go fight. In exchange, William and his brothers split rails until the amount was paid off.

Lear and Loutisha had 4 children: Mary Ellen, Laura A, Emerson Ethridge, and Franklin Everett.

In 1867 their home was destroyed by fire, and in 1872 they sold the farm to Caleb F Buis for $4700, and bought another 160 acres. Loutisha died in 1874 at the age of 33 from tuberculosis - her health was never good after the fire.

Lear married Margaret Ann Masten May 30, 1878 and they had 3 children: Edward Lee, Odessa A, and Elbert Otho. Margaret died in 1891 in an Indianapolis hospital where she had had surgery.

He died in his home in Roachdale after a brief illness, and was buried between his two wives. Their graves are located west of the west drive in the cemetery.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Riley Buis (1808 - 1881)
  Elizabeth Francis Mullinex Buis (1816 - 1889)
 
 Spouses:
  Margaret Ann Masten Buis (1851 - 1891)
  Loutisha McAninch Buis (1841 - 1874)*
 
 Children:
  Emerson E Buis (1865 - 1945)*
  Odessa A Buis Bryan (1881 - 1959)*
  Elbert Otho Buis (1886 - 1959)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elisha Buis (1833 - 1924)*
  William Irvin Buis (1837 - 1920)
  Marcus Linsey Buis (1839 - 1892)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Stilesville Cemetery
Stilesville
Hendricks County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Original Cemetery, Lot 27
 
Maintained by: sleuthesthedead
Originally Created by: J.Sullivan
Record added: Mar 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18570921
William Irvin Lear Buis
Added by: J.Sullivan
 
William Irvin Lear Buis
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