Buffington, Henry Clay (July 13, 1847 - June 18, 1933)



Douglas Enterprise - June 20, 1933

Services for Henry Clay Buffington, 86, Civil war veteran, who died at Lost Spring Sunday morning, will be held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning in Lost Spring.

Mr. Buffington was one of the last veterans of the Civil war in this section. He had made his home at Lost Spring for years and was editor and owner of the Lost Spring Times.

He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Merrill, who lives at Lost Spring.

The funeral will be conducted under the auspices of the American Legion posts of Douglas and Lusk, and burial will be in Lost Spring cemetery, seven miles south of Lost Spring.

Hofmann Mortuary is in charge.



Douglas Enterprise - July 11, 1933

Henry Clay Buffington, Civil war veteran, pioneer, farmer, newspaper editor and publisher, died at his home in Lost Spring, Wyoming, June 18, 1933, at the age of 86. His mortal remains were laid beside those of his wife, who passed on in 1920, May 24.

The American Legion of his territory paid tribute to their old soldier friend in their military burial service, supplementing the religious service of the church. The interment was as Lost Springs, Wyoming.

The subject of this sketch was born in Owego, N.Y., on July 13, 1847. He was of English, with Scotch strain, percentage. He spent his early childhood in New York and Pennsylvania and answered President Lincoln's call for volunteers in Wisconsin, at the age of 16. He served in Company D, 23rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Held petit offices at 17, was sent to the U.S. Dispensary at New Orleans where he served as a pharmaceutical clerk until the close of the war when he was honorably discharged.

He married Miss Linnie Makepeace in early life and to them six children were born. Those living are: Leslie Buffington; C.E. Buffington, Lost Spring, Wyoming; Mrs. M.R. Merrill, Lost Spring, Wyoming; Arthur F. Buffington; and Mrs. H.S. Baker, Seattle, Washington.

H.C. Buffington published the Logal Republican, Logan, Phillips county, Kansas, for many years and later established his home in Lost Spring, Wyoming, where he published the "Times" until his retirement. He was known as a man of clear thinking and independent judgment, respected and loved by his neighbors. He died in the perfect assurance of a more perfect home beyond. His children revere his memory, and his friend wherever they are will not forget his life character. They know that his soul has outgrown earth's boundaries, but his influence abides with us.


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