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Source: Crawfordsville Review 3 March 1894
Another octogenarian and respected citizen is removed form our midst in the death of Taylor Buffington which occurred at the family residence on Chestnut Street about 1:30 o’clock Tuesday morning. Had he lived until the 20th of this month he would have been 81 years of age. Death resulted from a relapse of lagrippe. Mr. Buffington came to this city from Ky in 1852. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Odd Fellow for over 40 years and that order had charge of the burial service. Mr. Buffington had a happy disposition and always jovial, was the life of his lodge and known everywhere as a great story teller. He will be missed. - kbz

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Tuesday, 27 February 1894

Taylor Buffington, aged 81 years, died last night at his residence of the grip. The funeral will occur tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J. G. Stephens.

Taylor Buffington was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, March 24, 1813, on the battle ground of Brandywine. He lived there until he was twenty three years old, five years of this being used in learning his trade. He then went to Louisville, Kentucky, and studied architecture for about two years. He next went to Shelby County, where he did an extensive business, building houses for many of the prominent men. He afterward lived in Fayette County, Kentucky, and was married March 6, 1845. He has had three children, two boys and one girl.

Mr. Buffington settled in Crawfordsville in 1852. He has assisted in building the Wabash College, and built many of the finest and largest buildings in the city. He served as County Commissioner along in the ‘60’s and was a member of the board that voted $125,000 donation for building the I. B. & W Railway. He was an Odd Fellow, a Republican, a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the oldest architect in the city.

Mr. Buffington was a hard working, honest man. He worked at his trade until a week ago when sickness cut him down. He was one of the best known and most respected citizens of the county. -s

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