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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:

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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.
1076 posts
Mar 03, 2017
5:02 PM
It looks like his store was a little bit of everything. Here are a few articles in our Tampico Tornado newspaper about him:
Music for the 1905 graduation was furnished by the Orchastra, Clio Quartette, A. E. Wimmer (solo), Mrs. Wiliams (Sign Singing), Misses Wylie and West (duet), and F. F. Buren (cornet solo).

Gossip Column, Tampico Progress, Dec. 21, 1905
REMEMBER, I can fit eyes, will test your eyes free of charge and if glasses are not entirely satisfactory after a few days trial will replace them with a new pair or refund your money. Call at P. O. Building. - Frank F. BUREN

March 15, 1907
Why go out of town for Optical work when you can get the better results for less money at home. Try me. Frank F. BUREN.

April 5, 1907
Gold molded records and the famous EDISON phonographs for sale at F.P.[sic] BUREN.

April 12, 1907
F.F. BUREN sold William SHERE a fine piano this week which was presented by Mr. SHERE to his daughters. Mr. BUREN sold the piano in direct competition with two out-of-town firms and was considerably under their price, again demonstrating that Tampico merchants if given a chance will always make as good prices and often better than an outside firm.

May 3, 1907
F.F. BUREN has installed a new telephone in his jewelry store.

May 31, 1907
F.F. BUREN has installed a wire phonograph record rack in his store. It is a novel convenient arrangement and will hold 500 records.

August 2, 1907
Edison Phonographs and Records, the best in the world. For Sale by F.F. BUREN.

March 10, 1911 - Frank Buren sang at the funeral of Ralph Ferris

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