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Franklin Buren
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Jan 23, 2017
1:37 PM
I am looking for information about Franklin Buren and his father, William Henry Buren. Franklin owned a music shop in Tampico and his father William died in Tampico but I can't find an obituary for him.
1074 posts
Feb 03, 2017
8:27 AM
The Sterling Gazette has the following obits:
Buren, W. H. obituary 25 Sept 1908;Standard;2;5
Buren, W. H. obituary 28 Sept 1908;5;3

I'm not finding anything on Franklin in the Gazette Index.

You can contact Marilyn Anderson in the Sterling Public Library where the papers are archived on microfilm: SPL-Genealogy@comcast.net

Gazette INDEX (not the article) can be found:

Sterling Public Library, Sterling, IL
Phone: 815-625-1370
Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Actual Gazette news articles (limited) online: https://sterlingpl.newspaperarchive.com/
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If Marilyn cannot help for some reason, get back to me - tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com, and I can get what you need on my next visit to Library (usually twice a month). I do not charge for a transcription. If you need an actual copy of the newspaper, please contact Marilyn in the Sterling Library. They will send it for a minimal copy fee.
2 posts
Feb 04, 2017
1:45 PM
Thank you so much. I found a picture of an advertisement for Franklin Buren, Optition and Jeweler in the historic photos on your website so there must be something about his store somewhere. I don't know what it was published in.

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