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Richard Buss

Grand–father Buss died at the home of his son, E. T. Buss, last Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were at the home, Sunday at 2:00 p. m.; interment in the Farnam cemetery. A number of friends followed the remains to its last resting place. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the family in their bereavement.

An obituary notice will appear next week.

The Farnam Echo 1(18):1 Saturday, April 2nd, 1904


Richard Buss was born March 7, 1817, in Smarden, Kent county, England. He came to America in August 1824; locating with his father at Sherman, Chatuqua county, New York, on land purchased from the Holland Land Co., where he resided until about twelve years ago, when he removed to Farnam, Nebraska to live with his son, E. T. Buss. He was married to Priscilla Thorp in March 1842; four children were born to him as a result of this union, only one of whom, E. T. Buss, survives him.

In early life he united with the M. E. Church and has lived an earnest, consitent christian life, and died with full assurance and faith in his Savior. His life was a beautiful example of christian courage and fortitude, and his death a glorious triumph of the faith in which he lived.

His death occurred at the home of his son in Farnam, Nebr., Saturday, Mar. 26, 1904. He was the last surviving member of a family of fourteen children.

The Farnam Echo 1(19):1 Saturday, April 9th, 1904

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