Alfred D. BUSENBARK
Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal, 4 August 1905, p 7
Little Alfred Busenbark, the youngest child of R.C. Busenbark, passed away last Friday, July 29, after a very painful illness of ten days’ duration. Thursday morning Drs. Ristine, Hutchings and Walden operated upon him for appendicitis, but all to no avail. His funeral was conducted in the Baptist church Sunday morning by Rev. John Henson, of Covington. When a baby little Alfred was bereft of his mother, but was certainly fortunate of never lacking a mother’s care. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmons Busenbark cared for him several years and the present Mrs. R.C. Busenbark was certainly a mother in every sense to him. Though only nine years of age, he numbered his friends by all who knew him, being of one of those happy dispositions which know how to carry a happy countenance upon all occasions. No higher tribute could perhaps be paid to him that that by a little school fellow who said: “Alfred was always in a good humor.” ‘Neath a bank of flowers his little form was laid to rest in the beautiful Indian Hill Cemetery, beside the grave of his dear mother. He leaves one brother and two sisters besides his parents, grand parents and other relatives to mourn his going before. The entire community mourns them in their sorrow.