News from The Cartersville News

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
October 10, 1907, page 2
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A fine baby girl has arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ford.


Page 8.

His Virginia Visit.
Dr. O. H. Buford Meets His Relatives of The Old Dominion.

The Roanoke, Va., Times of October 1st says:

“Dr. Oliver H. Buford, of Cartersville, Ga., (returning from Jamestown) made a stop over visit here for the purpose of becoming acquainted with his Virginia relatives and visiting the ancestral home, which is a few furlongs’ distant from the village.  He left on Tuesday.”

The same paper has this regarding an aged relative of Dr. Buford:

“Governor Claude A. Swanson has commissioned Mr. James H. Buford, of Montvale, a delegate to the farmers national congress, to be held October 17th, 1907, at Oklahoma.  He will be compelled to decline the honor, on account of his age, having passed the 86th mile-post on life’s journey, and he has a previous engagement for October 8th, at which time his children, from the four corners of the country, are invited to attend the celebration of the golden wedding anniversary.”

Captain Buford laid out and built the Norfolk and Western railroad from Lynchburg to Bristol, in 1847 and under great difficulties.  The engineering skill in getting through the Buford gap, in the Blue Ridge, has been highly complimented.

As road master for the N. & W. during the war, he handled all of the troops for Virginia from the south with scarcely an accident.  He is now hale and bright after 86 years.


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