Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sheriff Sanford David Buster

Birth: Mar. 29, 1870

Death: May 20, 1938
*Sheriff Buster is noted for having been the first to “motorize” the Sheriff’s Office, in 1914 he purchased four Excelsior motorcycles for the deputies to use in performing their duties. And it looks like he may have known J.C. Penney! The Penney family lived in the same town Sanford was born, Hamilton, MO. It was, and still is, a small farming community where Penney's father was a Baptist preacher whom everyone knew. The Busters moved to the outskirts of Boulder, CO in Longmont when Sanford was 9. J.C. Penney ALSO moved to Longmont for health reasons as doctors feared he was on the verge of contacting TB. For a year, Penney worked for the Golden Rule dry goods store... the biggest one in the county... when Sanford lived in Allenspark, 30 miles apart, at the same time... more than likely being served by Penney before Penney moved to Wyoming to start his own business in 1899. Penney returned to Longmont in 1917 to open his J.C. Penney store on main street!

Sanford Buster was a farmer from Hygiene who made something of a career in local politics. Following his two terms as Sheriff, he served as deputy County Assessor and three terms as a County Commissioner. Sheriff Buster is noted for having been the first to "motorize" the Sheriff's Office, in 1914 he purchased four Excelsior motorcycles for the deputies to use in performing their duties. Sheriff Buster died in 1938. He and his wife Pearl are buried in Longmont's Mountain View Cemetery. Sanford and Pearl had the following children: Eston Louden, Sanford David Jr., Bernard Royal, Orion Ruth.

Sanford D. Buster, prominent boulder county citizen, pioneer of the Longmont district, and former county commission and sheriff of Boulder county, died at his home near Hygiene Saturday, May 21, at 2:45 a.m. While he had been in poor health for some time and only recently returned to his home from the hospital, his death was sudden, and comes as a shock. During the night he suffered a heart attack and physicians were summoned, but before they could reach the bedside of the sufferer he had passed away.

Sanford David Buster was a native of Hamilton, Missouri, where he was born March 28, 1870, being 68 years, one month and 28 days of age at the time of his death. When the deceased was nine years old, the family came to Colorado, taking up their home at Pleasant View, southeast of Longmont, in 1870. The Buster children attended Pleasant View school and Sanford later graduated from the old Longmont college.

In 1893 Sanford Buster claimed as his bride, Miss Pearl Boyd, the wedding taking place in Erie. Some years later he moved into the Hygiene section and for the past 30 years the family has resided on the present Buster farm. In 1912 the deceased entered politics and was elected sheriff. He served with distinction and in 1914 was re-elected, serving in this capacity four years and declining the nomination for a third term. He returned to the farm after leaving office and in 1922 was elected county commissioner from the Longmont district and served in this capacity until 1934.

As a county commissioner Mr. Buster established an enviable reputation as a road builder, Boulder county roads being classed as the best in the state. It was through his efforts that the Longmont-Lyons road was oiled many years ago, the first road in northern Colorado to be so improved. Public Spirited Sanford Buster was interested in various public enterprises and for years was one of the directors of the the Boulder County Fair association; he was keenly interested in boys and girls rural club work, was instrumental in the construction of the club building at Roosevelt Park, and brought about the employment of a county agent for Boulder county.

The deceased was affiliated with the Congregational church, was a member of the A. F. & A. M., No. 14, Boulder, and the Boulder Knights Templar. Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. Pearl A. Buster; three sons, Eston L. Buster, Hygiene, Sanford D. Buster, Jr., San Francisco, and Bernard R. Buster, Milwaukee; one daughter Miss Orian R. Buster, Hygiene and one sister Mrs. Martin Gorce, Boulder. Three grandchildren also survive, Eston Louden Buster, Jr., Hygiene; Sanford David, Jr. and Phyllys Elaine, San Francisco. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

William Loudon Buster (b.1838, Pulaski, KY) FATHER
Charles David Buster (b. 1809, Pulaski, KY) GRANDFATHER
Michael Sr. Buster (b. 1757, Russell, VA) GREAT-GRANDFATHER
William Jr. Buster (b. 1735, Albemarle, VA) 2ND GREAT-GRANDFATHER

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