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 him.
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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