Amos A Buchanan

Brief Life History of Amos A

When Amos A Buchanan was born on 17 December 1892, in Dublin, Erath, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Newton Buchanan, was 55 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth 'Betty' Denton Buchanan, was 41. He married Bessie Mae Broyles about 1920, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Erath, Texas, United States in 1910 and Plumas, California, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 10 May 1924, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Amos A Buchanan
Bessie Mae Broyles
Marriage: about 1920
Amos A Buchanan Jr

Sources (14)

  • Abe Buckanan in household of Bittie Buckanan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Amos A Buchanan - birth:
  • Amous Abraham Buchannan, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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