Mary Buffington dies
the the to 's attack in or OLD RESIDENT DEAD Alary E. Buffington Passed to Her Final Rest on Wednesday Mrs Mary E. Buffington passed away at her home on Summit street on Wednesday morning last, at eleven o'clock. She was smitten with paralysis paralysis about two weeks ago, and had been in feeble health long previous to that time, incident to advancing years. For four or five days prior to her death, she was unconscious, unable to recognize anyone about her, and gradually fell into the last long sleep. Deceased was 72 years of age last birthday. She was one of the pioneer women of Amador county. She was married in early days to Ellis Evans, and for many years was proprietress of the National hotel in Jackson. Just prior to her husband's death, they disposed of the hotel property. In 1901, she was married to P. Buffington, for several years editor of the Amador Ledger, and immediately thereafter moved to Alameda county, but returned to Amador county in less than two years, her husband having in the most heartless manner deserted her, after squandering a snug little fortune in her own right. This preyed upon her, and undoubtedly helped to shorten her days. She was kind hearted and of an uncomplaining spirit, and bore her troubles with Christian fortitude. She leaves two brothers, Charles Meek and James Meek, both of Jackson, and one sister, Mrs Barrett, of Lincoln, who came up at the outset of her last illness, illness, and nursed her to the end. The Continued on page 5 a T.