Stillwater Valley News
March 3, 1930
Aged Resident Dies Following Short Illness
Mrs. Margaret Buchanan Passes Sunday Morning
Following An Illness of Six Weeks. Funeral Arrangements Made.
Mrs. Margaret Buchanan, 78 years, widow of
the late John Buchanan passed away Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock at her
home on north High Street, of arterial schlerosis.
She had been in ill health for two years
following a stroke but was able to be about until six weeks ago when she
took her bed and never gained strength to be out again. She was a
devout member of the Christian Church in this village and has resided in
this community all her life with the exception of two years lived in Iowa.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Eidemiller
of near Covington, and two sons, O. L. Buchanan of West Milton and H. W.
Buchanan of Covington, besides a number of grandchildren. Her husband
and one daughter preceded her in death years ago.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday
afternoon at 2:30 at the home, Rev Thomas officiating. Interment in
Highland Cemetery, George Miller, funeral director.
Stillwater Valley News
March 5, 1930
Margaret Jane Buchanan
"And she journey and came to the end of the
road." Her journey was begun almost seventy-eight years ago on the
old homestead just a short distance north of Covington, April 22, 1852.
She was the daughter of Henry and Margaret Fulker.
Her life with the exception of two years spent in
Iowa, was spent on their old homestead. The trip to Iowa was made there
and back by covered wagon. Returning she continued to reside with her
parents on the old farm, attending the local school and enjoying the social
activities of that day.
On June 14, 1874 she was married to John Allen
Buchanan. Shortly after their marriage they established their home on
the farm adjoining the one on which she had grown up, and here they reared
their children. Not only their own children found this home a haven, but
it became a home to others as well and these in turn loved her like a mother.
When ill health compelled Mr. Buchanan to leave
the farm they removed to Covington. Here they resided going to and fro
to their old homestead, enjoying the privileges of retirement until the death
of Mr. Buchanan which occurred John 6, 1924. Thus her companion even
from early childhood, with whom she had shared her journeys, her sorrows and
her joys and her life, passed on to the home to which she has gone to join
Some three years ago she became afflicted with
paralysis and other severe ailments from which she never fully recovered.
However she clung to her home to which she was so endeared and was permitted
to enjoy as best she could until the end came. So we remain, her life a
precious memory now.
She leaves two sons, Otto L. of West Milton,
Homer W. of Covington, and one daughter, Mrs. Harry Eidemiller who resides on
the old home farm; ten grand children and one great grand-child also one
brother, Mr. Henry Fulker of Covington. There also are many near of kin
a number of whom received from her a mother's care. Her husband, one
brother, Peter Fulker, one daughter, Mrs. W. E. Zimmerman and one grandson
George Richard Buchanan preceded her in death.
Mrs. Buchanan and her husband united with the
Covington Christian church several years ago under the pastorate of Rev. G. A.
Conibear. On account of ill health, with great regret, she was not
privileged to attend church but very little for the last few years.
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