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Buroff - Rufus


Source: Waveland Independent, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana, Feb 13, 1931

Rufus D. BUROFF a well known farmer living south of Browns Valley died on Saturday morning after being seriously ill since the preceding Tuesday. Death was caused by bilary colic. Funeral services were held at the Browns Valley Baptist Church of which congregation he had long been a member on Monday morning. They were in charge of Rev. C. W. Tatum of Farmersburg, a former pastor, assisted by the present pastor, Rev. Francis McCARTY. Burial at Union Cemetery. Mr. Buroff was born in Tennessee near Knoxville, March 23, 1866. He came to this county when he was 16 and it is said that he carried all his belongings tied up in a bandana handkerchief. He worked for Samuel Moore, the Canines and Newton Fullenwider and gradually accumulated the means to buy him a farm of his own. He was very intelligent in the management of this farm and was one of the first to recognize the importance of any beans and the unprofitableness of wheat. In 1890 he married Miss Margaret HEACOX who survives him. To them were born two sons, William McKinley Buroff of Peru and Armour, living on the home place. There are also five grandchildren. Mr. Buroff was a man who took an intelligent interest in all public matters and he will be missed in the community. - typed by kbz
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