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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
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.

Family links: 
  Riley Buis (1808 - 1881)
  Elizabeth Francis Mullinex Buis (1816 - 1889)
  Margaret Ann Masten Buis (1851 - 1891)
  Loutisha McAninch Buis (1841 - 1874)*
  Emerson E Buis (1865 - 1945)*
  Odessa A Buis Bryan (1881 - 1959)*
  Elbert Otho Buis (1886 - 1959)*
  Elisha Buis (1833 - 1924)*
  William Irvin Buis (1837 - 1920)
  Marcus Linsey Buis (1839 - 1892)*
*Calculated relationship
Stilesville Cemetery
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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