Surname: Buchanan

Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, NY

In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to...

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Biographical Sketch of T. J. Buchanan

T.J. Buchanan, furniture dealer and undertaker, was born in Boone County, Ill., March 10th, 1856; removed to Rockford; thence to Harrison County, Ia., and engaged in farming three years in Union township. In Feb., 1881, he bought his present business of Rudd & Soper, and carries an elegant stock of goods. He married Alice A. Brownell, at Rockford, Ill., April 14th, 1876, and has one child, a...

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Biography of Solomon H. Buchanan

Solomon H. Buchanan is a native of Glen Rose, Somervell County, Texas. At the age of eight he was bereft of both of his parents, and those, into whose care he drifted, were not willing he should learn a letter. By some means he attracted the favorable notice of Miss Mary A. Pearson, a missionary of our Home Mission Board. Furnishing him the funds for the trip, she sent him at the age of 18 in 1903, to Oak Hill Academy with request to become an earnest Christian teacher. At the Academy Mrs. Mary R. Scott of Pittsburgh became his teacher. She taught him his letters and first lessons in spelling and reading, giving him considerable time and attention, while the other boys were playing. Perceiving his special fondness for music, she taught him the chords on the piano, and thus gave him a start on that noble instrument, which has ever since been his favorite. He has always found the study of books a rather difficult task, owing to the lack of early training in them; but he has proved a good student and a very valuable helper at the Academy. The longing desire to become a capable and successful teacher, has kept him there, amid all the changes that have occurred since his arrival in 1903. He has now acquired an unusual degree of skill as a...

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Biography of William N. Buchanan

On the roster of county officials of Latah county appears the name of William N. Buchanan, who is now serving as sheriff, and his fearless and prompt discharge of his public duties has gained him the commendation of all lawabiding citizens. For twenty-one years he has been a resident of the county, and has therefore witnessed the greater part of its growth and development. Throughout this period he has been connected with its agricultural interests, and is accounted one of the leading farmers of this section of the state. Mr. Buchanan was born in Newton County, Missouri, April 2, 1857, and is descended from Scotch ancestors, who were pioneer settlers of Indiana. His great-grandfather removed to that state at a very early period in its history, and his grandfather and father, each of whom bore the name of Nathan Buchanan, were there born. The latter was a native of Putnam County, and was married there to Miss Diana Sutherland, a native of that locality. They were faithful members of the Christian church, and Nathan Buchanan, Jr., was a man of ability and influence, having served his fellow citizens in the position of county assessor. In the fall of 1878 he came to Idaho with his wife and six children, and he now resides in Moscow, at the age of sixty-four years. Three of their sons are still living. The...

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Buchanan, Gary J. – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Gary J. Buchanan, 34, formerly of La Grande, died Sunday in Hermiston. Mr. Buchanan was born Sept. 25, 1953, to Harry and Laneta (Gray) Buchanan of La Grande. He lived in La Grande until moving to Echo last summer to work on the Mosgrove Ranch. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 259 of La Grande. He is survived by sons, Gary Dean and Jason, both of Ontario; brothers, Terry Ray Buchanan of Chatteroy, Wash., and Jack Thomas Buchanan of Seattle; sister Carol Kay Baycroft of Spokane; grandmother, Verda Gray of La Grande; aunts and uncles, Reba and Warren Laird and Mava McFerran, all of La Grande, and other relatives. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, Seventh Street at O Avenue, with the Rev. James. Wenger-Monroe of the La Grande United Methodist Church officiating. Private interment will be held later. Those who wish may make donations to the charity of their choice in care of Daniels Chapel, 1502 Seventh St. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Tuesday, December 15, 1987 Page...

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Buchanan, Harry T. – Obituary

Harry Thomas Buchanan, of Kingsview Manor Apartments, died Tuesday, July 22 at his home. He was a purchasing agent for Boise Cascade Corp. He was 59. Mr. Buchanan was born Sept. 19, 1920 at Durango, Colo., the son of Ted and Dolly (Tovrea) Edwards. He served with the U. S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Eagles, Elks and V. F. W. Survivors include his sons, Jack of La Grande; Gary, of Elgin; Terry, of Seattle; daughter, Carol Baycroft, of Spokane; brother Doug, of Coos Bay; five grandchildren and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife LaNeta Jean Buchanan, on May 9, 1975. Services are scheduled Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Island City Cemetery. Vault interment will follow. Funeral services are under the direction of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Thursday, July 24, 1980 Page...

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Buchanan, La Neta Jean (Gray) – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon LaNeta Buchanan, 50, 205 20th St., died Friday at her home. Mrs. Buchanan was born on March 16, 1925, at Cove, the daughter of Joseph T. and Verda (Holmes) Gray. On March 19, 1942, she married Harry Thomas Buchanan at Wieser, Idaho. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors beside her husband include: a daughter, Carol K. Peterson of Spokane, Wash., three sons, Gary J. Buchanan of the U. S. Army in Colorado, Terrel Ray Buchanan and Jackie Thomas, both of Elgin; two grandchildren; mother Verda Gray of La Grande; two sisters, Reba Laird of La Grande and Maiva McPherren of Pendleton; and other relatives. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Paul O. Jewell officiating. Private interment will be at the Island City Cemetery. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, May 12, 1975 Page...

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Seldon H. Buchanan

Private, 1st class, Transport Corps, Co. B, 52nd Reg.; of Durham County; son of J. H. and Mrs. Francis Buchanan. Entered service March 30, 1918, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Upton, N. Y. Sailed for France June 7, 1918. With Army in Germany for four months. Returned to USA July 4, at Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 17,...

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Biography of Charles J. Buchanan

CHARLES J. BUCHANAN AN industrious and accomplished Albany lawyer, who has already gained no little distinction in the legal profession, and whose record in our civil war was most honorable, is Charles J. Buchanan, now of the well-known firm of Moak & Buchanan. Of Scotch-Irish ancestry – an ancestry noted for its strong mental and physical powers – he was born at New Berlin, Chenango County, N. Y., on the 27th of December, 1843. In the common schools of his native town, and in the New Berlin academy, amidst the richness and quietude of rural life, his school-boy days were pleasantly and profitably passed. A studious youth, he was ambitious to lay a substantial foundation on which he might build some useful intellectual superstructure. But when he left the academy in the hope of continuing his studies at college the civil war had broken out and the young student was fired with patriotic zeal in a loyal cause. In the fall of 1861 he enlisted in the First regiment of United States sharpshooters (Berdan’s) and went immediately to the front, his regiment being at once assigned to the army of the Potomac. He was then about eighteen years of age, vigorous in body, unfailing in courage and eager to engage in the deadly conflicts for loyalty whenever they should come. He served three years in Col. Berdan’s regiment, rising...

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