BUCHAN, Ernest W. 1891-1918
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Date: 12/11/2016 at 09:52:25
Ernest William Buchan, a well-known farmer of Lincoln township, Grundy county, died Monday of this week (December 9th, 1918) of double pneumonia.
He was the eldest son of William and Luella Buchan and was born in Washington township, this county, August 23rd, 1891, and has lived all his life in the county. At the time of his death he was 27 years, 3 months and 16 days of age.
On November 30th, 1911, he was married to Miss Florence Elliott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Elliott, well known residents of Lincoln township, and they have made their home on the Elliott farm since their marriage.
He leaves besides the wife, one daughter one year old, father, two brothers, James, now in France, and Lyle, and three sisters, Mrs. Orlin Stout, living east of Grundy Center, Ana, of Chicago and Nellie at home. The mother died ten years ago next February.
Ernest Buchan was a young man of the highest character, a hard worker a kind and loving husband and father, a dutiful son and as such will be greatly missed, not only in the home circle, but in the community where he is known.
He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge of this city.
His sister, Nellie, was visiting in Chicago with her sister, Ana, at the time of his death and the sisters did not arrive here until early Wednesday morning, several hours after the funeral.
Brief burial services were held at the grave Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Fred P. Fisher, pastor of the Methodist church of this city.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 December 1918, pg 1
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