|Birth: ||Dec. 3, 1893|
|Death: ||Apr., 1918|
Madison registered for the WWI draft on June 5, 1917 in Taylorville, Illinois. He was listed as medium height, slender with hazel eyes and light brown hair. At that time he was employed as a hotel clerk by E. V. Condon in Taylorville.
The following obituary for Madison R. Busby, son of F. M. Busby and Laura Ann Oller Busby was printed in the Daily Breeze newspaper, Taylorville, Illinois April 9, 1918.
BUSBY'S BODY WILL ARRIVE TOMORROW A.M.
His Casket on Exhibition at Bulpitt Parlors is Red, White and Blue
The remains of Madison R. Busby, member of the 41st U.S. Infantry, who died in Fort Crook, Nebraska, Monday morning after a short illness from pneumonia, will arrive over the Wabash from St. Louis at 10:36 a.m. Wednesday.
The arrangements for the funeral are still held up by the failure of any word to arrive from his brother, Peter Busby who is in Washington.
Undertaker B. E. Bulpitt sent in a special order to a Chicago casket house yesterday morning for a casket in red, white and blue, and the result of his suggestion, which arrived this morning, is the most beautiful thing of its kind ever used here.
The lower section of the case is blue with red and white folds draped entirely around it just above the silver handles.
Above the red and white drapery comes the main cover which is of white and has a top of blue with forty eight white stars.
It is really quite impossible to describe the real beauty of the casket, which is on display at the Bulpitt parlors.
Francis Marion Busby (1855 - 1928)
Laura Ann Oller Busby (1857 - 1916)
Minnie M. Busby (1883 - 1886)*
Jason K. Busby (1887 - 1962)*
Madison Randolph Busby (1893 - 1918)
Oak Hill Cemetery
Plot: Block 3, Lot 42, Site 5
Created by: Willis Oller
Record added: May 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36775605