Obituary Record

George Buffington
Died on 10/6/1917
Buried in Herman Cemetery

Published in the Tribune October 10, 1917

George Buffington a Civil War Veteran and an aged and highly respected citizen of this community passed away Saturday Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The deceased was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Feb. 21, 1822 being 95 years, 7 months and 15 days at the time of his death.

He was married to Miss Lusada (Losady) Johnson June 16, 1844 and to this union five children were born three of whom are living. They are: Mrs. Sarah E. Evans of Blair, Mrs. S. M. Parrish of Hermana and J. L. Buffington of Elgin, Neb.

In 1879 he came to Nebraska and settled on a farm two miles southwest of here where he reside till 1893 when he moved to Herman. His wife had passed away July 2, 1888 and on Oct. 26, 1893 he was married to Miss Hanah J. Fox who proceeded him to the Great Beyond in December 1909 and since that time he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. S. M. Parrish of this place. Mr. Buffington has lived a Christian life for the past 74 years having given his heart to God and united with the M. E. Church at the age of 21. He has been a faithful attendant at church until his declining years when he could not be present.

Grandpa Buffington, as he was known by all, was of a pleasant happy disposition and liked by young and old alike and will be mourned by friends both far and near. He served during the Civil War and it was one of his delights to relate incidents which he remembered.

Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church Monday afternoon and burial was made in the Herman Cemetery.

Find A Grave Memorial #58167232

~~~Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clipping on file at the Blair Public Library.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 10/10/1917