Charles Anderson BUSENBARK
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 11 March 1935, p 2
Charles Anderson Busenbark, son of John and Mary Jane Hoff Busenbark, was born August 23, 1860, on a farm west of Crawfordsville, Ind., and departed this life March 4, 1935, aged 74 years, 6 months and 11 days.
When he was 15 years old his parents with their nine children moved to a farm near Hoopeston, Ill. A few years later they moved back to Indiana locating on a Farm in the Wesley neighborhood. Here on December 2, 1886, Charles was married to Anna Gray and together they labored and loved until 1918 when she was taken away by death.
To this union four children were born, one daughter dying in infancy, and the three daughters living are Clella, now Mrs. Frank Vancleave, of New Market; Cora, now Mrs. Vora Terry, of Whitesville; and Jessie, now Mrs. Frank Foster, of Whitesville.
Rewarded for their long years of hard work and careful management, Mr. and Mrs. Busenbark acquired their beautiful country homestead, southwest of Whitesville, where their daughters were educated and grew to womanhood, where fine friendships were established and where they took an active part in all worthwhile efforts for community betterment.
Charles accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Christian church in New Market in August, 1905. Later he moved his membership to the First Christian church in Crawfordsville, where he was a loyal member until death.
He was also a member of the K. or P. and P.O.S. of A. lodges.
He was married a second time to Katie Smith on March 25, 1920, and continuously since that time they lived in their west Market street home in Crawfordsville until he peacefully passed away after a short illness.
Those surviving are the wife, Mrs. Katie Busenbark; three daughters, Mrs. Clella V Cleave; Mrs. Cora Terry and Mrs. Jessie Foster; and six grandchildren, Clayton Estin, Terry, Lowell Terry, Charles Leslie Terry, Mary Florence Terry, Thomas Alton Terry, and Carol Wayne Terry; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Everson, of Hammond, Ind., and Mrs. William Fairchild, of Earlton, Kan.
These and a host of friends mourn the passing of this good man.
"Loving and kind in all of his ways,
Upright and just to the end of his days,
Sincere and true in his heart and mind,
Beautiful memories he has left behind."
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 4 March 1935, p 2
Whitesville, March 4. Charles Anderson Busenbark, 74, prominent retired farmer, died at his home near here Monday noon. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of about two weeks.
The deceased was born Aug. 23, 1860, in this state, the son of John and Mary Jane Hoff Busenbark. He was first married on Dec. 2, 1886, to Anna Gray, who died many years ago. He was married a second time to Matie Smith on March 25, 1920. He was a member of the Christian church and of the K. or P. and P.O.S. of A. lodges. ..
The survivors include the wife, Mrs. Katie Busenbark; three daughters, Mrs. Clella V Cleave; Mrs. Cora Terry and Mrs. Jessie Foster and six grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Everson, of Hammond, and Mrs. William Fairchild, of Earlton, Kan.
The funeral arrangements have not yet been made. - thanks to Kim H