Elise Josephine (Wescott) Buchan

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Elise Josephine (Wescott) Buchan
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Date of Birth: 
October 16 1897
Date of Death: 
October 8 1983

Elise was the daughter of Walter Leoline Wescott and Elise Josephine deFrondat Dallas. She had two sisters, Marie Leoline Wescott Mayer and Caroline Wescott Earls and one brother, Walter Wescott Jr.

Elise married Thomas Frank Buchan I on May 20, 1914 in Orlando FL. She and Thomas had nine children, seven of whom lived to adulthood. Elise devoted herself to raising her children and helping with her grandchildren. At the time of her death, she had 20 grandchildren.

Elise was a strong, sturdy woman, rarely ill in her adult life. Elise died from ischemic heart disease exasperated by diabetes mellitus eight days shy from her 86th birthday.

Elise lived through the recession, World War I and World War II and the Korean conflict and had lost two young children. She had a hard life, but this woman was a survivor. She was kindhearted and I wish I could have known her longer. And isn't being remembered fondly something we would all like?

Elise was laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando Fl next to her husband and young son, Joe.

Children of Elise and Thomas:

Nancy Elise Buchan 1915–1999
Baby Boy Buchan 1916–1916
Walter Monroe Buchan 1917–1978
Thomas Frank Buchan II 1919–2008
Georgia Martha Buchan 1921–1998
David Leoline Buchan 1924–1998
James Hector Buchan 1926–2002
Joseph "Joe" Earl Buchan 1927–1934
John Melvin Buchan 1934–2012

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Place of Birth: 
Orlando, Florida, United States
Place of Death: 
Orlando, Florida, United States
Primary State of Residence: 
Orlando, Florida, United States

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