Bourn, Julia Ann Buford

Mrs. John J. Bourn

Julia A. Buford, daughter of Henry P. and Emily Murley Buford was born in Schuyler County Missouri April 10th, 1843 and was called home March 6th, 1923, aged 79 years, 10 months and 26 days.

She was the 10th child of a family of eleven children, all of whom have preceded her but two;  Mary J. Gnash, age 92 to whom our subject has administered faithful and loving service for nearly forty years and Helen M. McAtee age 89 of Washington, Kansas.

January 26, 1864 she was united in marriage to John J. Bourn of Hitt, Missouri.  To this union was born two sons;  Robert W. and John D. the former being deceased, having died August 19, 1884.  The latter survives her and it was at his home that her spirit took it's flight.  There is also a step-son James E. of Watonga, Oklahoma who grew to manhood in her home.  He was given the same watchful and loving care that her own children were given and in all ways he was treated as one of her own children.  She is also survived by three grandchildren; Mrs. Helen M. Billups, Mrs. Eunice Tucker, and Buford L. Bourn.  Also by three great Grandchildren:  Ray Buford, Marion Lee Billups and Eunice Jean Tucker.

When the subject of our sketch was sixteen years of age, she professed faith in Christ and united with the Pleasant Grove Baptist church in Schuyler County.  After her marriage to Mr. Bourn, she united with the Richland Baptist Church and has always lived a truly consistent Christian life; giving freely of her means for the spread of the Gospel and the up building of her cause and ready to help the needy in any way she could.

Her life has been one of sacrifice for others.  Besides caring for her own family she gave a home to her father and mother for a number of years and cared for each in their last illness.  But it seems to the writer that the crowning sacrifice of her life was in giving the last six years of her life caring for an invalid sister and she fell at the call of duty as she saw it.  Very truly, her life was a life of service to others.

She was a woman who appreciated and loved the beautiful, and only those who have seen her garden and flowers can realize how much she loved the beautiful things of Nature.

Her loyalty to Christ, home and church was unfailing and she always manifested a spirit of helpfulness and kindliness to others.  She was truly one of God's noble women and her spirit will live in the hearts of those who knew her.

Funeral services were held at the Richland Baptist Church on Friday, March 9, 1923, conducted by Rev. C. K. Green, assisted by Rev. Cleeton of Downing and her body was laid to rest beside her husband, who had preceded her to the spirit land six years ago, to await the final resurrection.


BUFORD Families in America Book 2005

Addendum to Buford Book 2005






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