Col. Samuel Busey buried in Section 4, East of Road


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Col. Samuel Busey buried in Section 4, East of Road

Col. Samuel Busey (b. 1835- d. 1909) was a second-generation member of the pioneer family Busey in Champaign County. Col. Busey served as an officer in the Civil War, leading a company of local men called the Urbana Zouaves. In civilian life, Col. Busey was a founding member of Busey Bank and politically active. He was elected mayor of Urbana from 1880-1889 and elected to Congress in 1891. He established Woodlawn Cemetery. He died in 1909, drowning with his niece in a boating accident.

Image courtesy of Champaign County Historical Archives, Urbana Free Library, Urbana, IL


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