Return to the Ralph Hinsey stone and walk several stones more to the
north and you'll find the plot of Eugene Buffum.
Eugene Buffum, M.D., came to Fair Oaks around 1903 from Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. His father and mother, Joseph C. and Anna Buffum, had
preceded him by about five years. They built a fine home on what
is now the Park Place at Fair Oaks Apartments on Fair Oaks Boulevard
between Pennsylvania Avenue and New York Avenue (2017). Eugene
specialized in problems of the ears, nose, throat, and eyes. Among
his many hobbies was music, the development of the radio, and
photography. He was a member of a local band, wrote articles about
the early radio for the Fair Oaks Progress Newspaper, and we have
him to thank for many of the earliest photographs of Fair Oaks.
His wife, Clara Buffum, is buried directly north of him.
His parents, Joseph and Anna are buried back in the family plot in