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Source: Crawfordsville Journal - Review Jan 21, 1925 p 1

Washington I. Buchanan, for years prominent as a local contractor died at Culver Hospital Tuesday afternoon a few minutes after 8 o'clock following an extended illness with complications. Mr. Buchanan has been in failing health since Sept 1 last, and had been confined to Culver Hospital for about 9 weeks. He was born on July 16, 1872, in this city, the son of George and Catherine Buchanan. On January 16, 1890, he was married to Rosa McCormick. Mr. Buchanan lived in this city the greater part of his life, and as a contractor was identified with much of the city's building and construction work. One of his important contracting works was the building of Grant Avenue to Lafayette Pike, and Lafayette Pike north to Sperry's Bridge. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen and was widely known throughout this section of this state. He is survived by his wife, Rosa Buchanan; four children, Mrs. Jessie Jones of this city and Robert, Dorothea and Thelma Buchanan, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Catherine Buchanan Seaman; a brother William Buchanan; a sister, Mrs. Etta Mikels and three grandchildren, Harold, Hubert and Rosemary Jones. The funeral will be held from the home, 811 South Grant Avenue, at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon in charge of Rev. F.G. Howard of Trinity ME Church. Burial will be made at Oak Hill Cemetery. -- kbz
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