Permelia Buffington

30 December 1875–4 February 1961 (Age 85)
Boone, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Permelia

When Permelia Buffington was born on 30 December 1875, in Boone, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States, her father, Blythe W. Buffington, was 33 and her mother, Mary Jane Dews, was 31. She lived in Petersburg, Boone, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 4 February 1961, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Blythe W. Buffington
Mary Jane Dews
John Francis Buffington
Enola Buffington
Permelia Buffington
Anna Buffington
Charles Noris Buffington

Parents and Siblings



    John Francis Buffington


    Enola Buffington



    Anna Buffington


    Charles Noris Buffington


World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 17

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 23

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Possibly a respelling of the English habitational name Bovington, from Bovington in Dorset, which is named with the Old English personal name Bōfa + -ing- implying association with + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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  • Permelia Bufington in household of Blythe Bufington, "United States Census, 1880"

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