Friday, April 11, 2008


Jefferson Bucher
The East Liverpool Tribune


Body Will be Brought to Home of The Parents in East Liverpool Today


Jefferson Bucher, the local potter who was frightly mangled beneath the wheels of a freight train at Sebring, died at 8:40 Saturday night (Feb. 10, 1906). The right leg was ground off below the knee and the left one above the knee, and the head and body were badly bruised. Despite these injuries the victim retained consciousness until a few minutes before death came. At his bedside when the end came were the bereaved wife, his mother and several other relatives.

The remains will be brought to the city today on the noon train and taken to the home of the young man’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Washington Bucher, 502 Calcutta road, and the funeral will occur Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Short services were held at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon at Sebring by the Knights of Pythias lodge, of which the deceased was a member. The local lodge has appointed four of its members to meet the remains at the depot today and to accompany them to the home of the parents.

Jefferson Bucher was 37 years old, and was a native of Hancock county, W. Va. He had been a resident of East Liverpool nearly 13 years and was very highly respected by all knew him. He was well known in athletic circles last year, bring manager of the Park Place base ball team. He was a saggermaker by trade and followed this trade up till the time of his death. He had been employed in the local plants until last July when he went to Sebring.

Besides his wife, he leaves three children, Washington, Etheline and Harriett. The following sisters and brothers also survive: Mrs. Hattie Carraher, Mrs. Florence Allison, Bella Alice, Edna, Ray, Sam, Joe and Paul Bucher, all of this city.

Those who desire to view the remains will be given an opportunity to do so this evening between the hours of 7 to 10. The Rev. T. W. Lane of the First M. E. church will officiate a the funeral services Tuesday.

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