John Buffum (1884 - 1979)

A photo of John Buffum
Add photo
John Buffum
1884 - 1979
Born
January 7, 1884
Death
December 1979
Last Known Residence
Evanston, Cook County, Illinois 60202
Summary
John Buffum was born on January 7, 1884. He died in December 1979 at 95 years old. We know that John Buffum had been residing in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois 60202.
Updated: February 6, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that John is always remembered.
Update biobiography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell John's life so that he is always remembered.

Biography
John Buffum
Most commonly known as
John Buffum
Full name
Other names or aliases
Evanston, Cook County, Illinois 60202
Last known residence
Male
Gender
John Buffum was born on
Birth
John Buffum died in
Death
John Buffum was born on
John Buffum died in
Birth
Death
Heritage
Childhood
Adulthood

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different John Buffum?
View other bios of people named John Buffum

John's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
John Buffum
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add John's family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about John.

Cancel

Share John's obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

John Buffum died in December 1979 at 95 years of age. He was born on January 7, 1884. We are unaware of information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Buffum had been residing in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois 60202.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during John's lifetime.

In 1884, in the year that John Buffum was born, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1914, at the age of 30 years old, John was alive when in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1957, he was 73 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1965, by the time he was 81 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1979, in the year of John Buffum's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

Other John Buffums

Other Buffums

Other Bios

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later."

Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends.

These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top