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Biographical Sketch of Samuel W. Buzzard

Samuel W. Buzzard was born in Harrison county, Missouri, September 10, 1859. He is the son of Andrew L. Buzzard, whose biography appears in this work. Our subject removed with his parents to Daviess county at the age of four years and has resided here ever since. He completed his education at the State University, at Columbia, and in 1877 entered the bank as clerk. Two years later he was promoted to the position of cashier and has since discharged the duties of that responsible office with entire satisfaction to all the patrons of the bank. Mr. Buzzard was married in Jamesport, February 20,. 1881, to Miss Phila, daughter of Abraham Benjamine, a native of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Buzzard was born in the State of Iowa, April 15, 1865. They are the parents of one child, Leonora. Mr. Buzzard is a member of Jamesport Lodge No. 201, A. F. & A. M., and is also a member of the I. O. O. F. He is a capable and trustworthy business man, and one whose future is...

Biography of Andrew L. Buzzard

Andrew L. Buzzard was born in Greenbrier county, West Virginia, December 10, 1836. His parents were also natives of that State. His mother’s maiden name was Elizabeth Kincaid and her ancestry were of Irish extraction. In 1852, at the age of fourteen, our subject immigrated, with his parents, to Daviess county, Missouri, and in 1857 began business on his own account as a farmer and stock-dealer which business he still conducts on an extended scale, in addition to his banking operations. Mr. Buzzard entered the Farmer’s Bank January 1, 1877, as cashier in which capacity he continued until 1880 when he was elected to the office of president and his son .Samuel W., succeeded him as cashier. This bank has a capital stock of $50,-000 and does a general banking and collecting business with all the principal points in the country. Mr. Buzzard was married in Harrison county, Missouri, December 19, 1858, to Miss Julia A., daughter of David and Mary A. Travis, natives of ‘Tennessee. Mrs. Buzzard was born near Bloomington, Illinois. Their family consists of four children: Samuel W., Halleek, Effie Lee and Edwin. Politically, Mr. Buzzard is a Democrat and was elected by his party to represent the county in the Thirty-first General Assembly, which trust he discharged with great credit to himself and to the entire satisfaction of his constituency. He is an ardent supporter of all educational institutions and was instrumental in securing the fine school building which is the pride of the town. Mr. Buzzard owns several large well stocked and equipped farms in addition to his city property and is one of...

Buzzard, Susie Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. Susie Buzzard, long a resident of Wallowa county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nelvin Cobb, at Santa Rosa, California early Friday morning, March 8, 1940. Mrs. Buzzard was born in Iowa about 75 years ago and came to Oregon with her husband and small family in the eighties. They settled on a homestead in the North End of Wallowa county when it ws still almost unknown and thus were pioneers of the district. A. D. Buzzard, who preceded his wife in death by several years, was the first postmaster at Flora and their home was known far and wide for its hospitality and friendliness, and it was here that they spent most of their lives and where most of their children were reared to manhood and womanhood. The Flora postoffice was named after one of the daughters, Flora, now living in California. Mrs. Buzzard was well known and loved for her untiring helpfulness to her neighbors in times of sickness and need, and for her cheerful disposition and optimistic outlook on life. She was almost a life long member of the Methodist church and was never too busy nor too tired to help carry on the many activities of the church. Since her husband’s death she had made her home with her children who now live in widely scattered sections of thre states. She left four sons, Walter and Vernon, of Marshfield, Oregon, Chester of Portland, and Robert of Salem, Oregon; and four daughters, Mrs. Nelvin Cobb and Mrs. Fred Andrews of California; Mrs. Ralph Stubblefield of Elgin, Oregon and Mrs. Leona Comstock of Nampa,...

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