Buffington Cemetery- Clearwater

GPS Coordinates: 37.5184370, -97.5621580

I wanted to share a quirky story about Buffy The Vampire Slayer because of the name of the cemetery. But once we got there, it didn’t feel right.

It turns out this cemetery holds just one single grave on the “old Buffington farmstead.”   We used the GPS coordinates to find this one, the directions on findagrave.com say “it’s located near a power line in a pipe fence.”

The grave belongs to Oscar Buffington, born somewhere in Illinois in 1876 and died January 11, 1884.  That means he was 7 or 8 years old when he died in Clearwater.  I could not find any info on what happened to him.  

His parents, John and Cynthia had three other children.  Ida, Elizabeth and Charles.  Ida was never married.  Elizabeth married and had one child. Charles was also married, but it appears he did not have any kids.  Oscar’s family is buried at the Clearwater Cemetery.

Make sure you check out the other Sedgwick County Cemeteries we have visited so far.

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