Death of W. C. Buchanan

W. C. Buchanan, of this city, died at Green Cove Springs, Florida, at 12 o'clock on the night of February 22nd, aged 57 years. The remains of the deceased in accordance with a request made some time previous to his death was interred at Jacksonville, Florida.

On Saturday, the 21st, he seemed in as good health as usual, and spent a greater portion of the day out hunting. At five o'clock in the evening he returned home, entered the room, spoke pleasantly to his wife, and then staggered and fell upon the floor unconscious. Upon the arrival of the physician, his case was announced as hopeless, and he continued perfectly unconscious until the hour of his dissolution. His death was caused by heart disease.

Mr. Buchanan had many excellent traits of character, possessed a well cultivated mind, genial disposition and great suavity of manners. As a husband he was kind and considerate, as a citizen honest and upright, as a neighbor frank and accomodating. His friendships were warm and true, his enmities were deepseated and enduring. He leaves a devoted wife and many friends to mourn the ____ that so suddenly called him from suffering to rest.

May we all emulate his virtues and avoid his faults, if any he had, and so fill up the measure of our days that when the summons comes, we shall not shirk from the ordeal.

Source: Sedalia Daily Democrat, 11 Mar 1875
Submitter: Cathy Warbritton