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 Edith Mary <I>Speicher</I> Buchanan

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Edith Mary Speicher Buchanan

  • Birth 4 Aug 1874 Liscomb, Marshall County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 22 Apr 1937 Liscomb, Marshall County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Liscomb, Marshall County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Block IV, Lot 3, Grave C
  • Memorial ID 84985906

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The Times Republican
Marshalltown, IA [Monday 4-26-1937] p. 5


Liscomb, April 26 --- (Special) --- Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Buchanan, a lifelong resident of the Liscomb community, will be held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Liscomb Church of Christ in charge of rev. Loren Works. Burial will be on the family lot in the Liscomb cemetery. Mrs. Buchanan was stricken with cerebral hemorrhage last Monday afternoon and died shortly before 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon without regaining consciousness.

She was born Mary Edith Speicher, Aug. 4, 1874, in a little log cabin two miles east of Liscomb on what was known at the old Boardman eighty, now owned by the Dunham family. Her parents were John A. and Julia E. Speicher, pioneer settlers of the Liscomb community, and she spent her entire life in and near Liscomb. She was married to F. A. Buchanan, a widely known Liscomb township farmer, Dec. 25, 1891.

Surviving are Mr. Buchanan and six children, Mrs. Lynn Roosa of Sac City, Mrs. G. B. Clark and Mrs. Myron Baker of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. George B. Tucker of Marshalltown, Ray L. Buchanan of Conrad and Miss Helen Buchanan, who lives at home. One child died in infancy. There are seven grandchildren. A brother, Perry Speicher, lives in San Diego, Calif., and two half sisters, Mrs. May Stephens and Mrs. Lou Spendlove, live at Pittsburg, Kan.

Mrs. Buchanan was a member of the Liscomb Church of Christ and the Women's Bible Class of the Sunday school. She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary of the Harry F. Powers Post of Liscomb and was a charter member of the Liscomb Mother's Club.

Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 about Edith Buchanan
Name: Edith Buchanan [Edith Speicher]
Birth Year: abt 1872
Birth Place: marshall co IA
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Census Date: 1 Jan 1925
Residence State: Iowa
Residence County: Marshall
Locality: Liscomb
Relation to Head: Wife
Mother: Julia Gatley
Mother's Birthplace: Iowa
Father: John Sprecher [Speicher]
Father's Birthplace: PA
Marriage Place: Iowa
Spouse Name: Fred A Buchanan
Roll: IA1925_1839
Line: 8
Household Members:
Name Age
Fred A Buchanan 58
Edith Buchanan 53
Helen Buchanan 8

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  • Added: 14 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84985906
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edith Mary Speicher Buchanan (4 Aug 1874–22 Apr 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84985906, citing Liscomb Cemetery, Liscomb, Marshall County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by limajest (contributor 47216231) .