Elbert B Buchanan

Brief Life History of Elbert B

When Elbert B Buchanan was born in 1877, in Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Newton Buchanan, was 40 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth 'Betty' Denton Buchanan, was 26. He died on 29 July 1906, at the age of 29, and was buried in Stephenville, Erath, Texas, United States.

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Thomas Newton Buchanan
Sarah Elizabeth 'Betty' Denton Buchanan
Elbert B Buchanan
Paul Buchanan
Dee Buchanan
Thomas Andrew Buchanan
James Arthur Buchanan
David Elias Buchanan
Amos A Buchanan

Sources (4)

  • Elbert Buckannan in household of T N Buckannan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elbert B Buchanan - birth: 1877; Texas, United States
  • E B Buchanan, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.


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Name Meaning

Scottish (western Scotland): habitational name from Buchanan in Stirlingshire, perhaps named with Gaelic buth chanain ‘house of the canon’.

Irish: adopted for Ó Buadhachanáin, see Bohannon .

History: This is the name of a Scottish clan associated with lands on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond and in the Lennox. — The name Buchanan was brought independently to North America from Scotland by several different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. George Buchanan came to MD in 1698. — James Buchanan (1791–1868), 15th President of the US (1857–61), was born near Mercersburg, PA, the son of a successful land speculator and store keeper, who had emigrated to PA from Scotland in 1783.

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