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BUCHAN, Alex 1860-1927


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/15/2015 at 10:53:03

Alex Buchan Dies From Scalding Injuries

Passed Away at His Home Tuesday Evening

Alex Buchan died at his home in this city late Tuesday afternoon as the result of injuries received on Aug. 4th when a valve blew out on a threshing machine engine and he was severely scaled. The burns on his body healed up very satisfactorily, but internal injuries caused from a door of the engine striking him in the abdomen brought on fatal results.

Funeral services, to be conducted by Rev. H. C. Chambers, will be held at the Presbyterian church in this city Friday afternoon.

Mr. Buchan had been a resident of Iowa for more than sixty years. He was born in Woodstock, Ontario, on June 26th, 1860, and came to Tama county, Iowa, with his parents when he was seven years old. The family resided on a farm in Tama county for a number of years, when they removed to Grundy county, where with the exception of one year, Mr. Buchan resided up to the time of his death. He was married to Miss Minnie Longnecker on the 17th of February, 1886. The wedding ceremony took place in the same house in which Mr. Buchan died. Twelve children were born to this union, all of whom with the wife and mother survive. The children are Mrs. Christie Kurstetter, from Charles City; Mrs. Margaret Taylor from Waterloo; Mrs. Archie Kern and Mrs. Jess Allgood, of Grundy Center; Mrs. Rachel Peppler and Mrs. Emma Loeb from Waterloo. The sons are Will, John and George of Waterloo; James, Arnot and Theodore from Grundy Center. Pauline and Alice Buchan, nieces of the deceased, have been making their home with the Buchan family. There are twenty-four surviving grandchildren. All of the children will be here at the funeral.

Mr. Buchan came from a family of nine sons and one daughter. Six of the brothers are still living. They are Mike from Palo Alto, Calif.; John from Sibley and Dave, Henry, Robert and Andrew from Fairmont, Minn. All of the brothers except Mike, from California, are expected to be here at the funeral.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 September 1927, pg 1


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