James Robert Buster (1857-1907)

Buster - Died in Chicago, Ill., May 1, 1907, of pneumonia, Brother James R. Buster, aged 49 years, 4 months, and 20 days [born Dec. 11, 1857]. In 1880, through the labor of Brother Chas. Sturdevant, he accepted the faith of Seventh-day Adventists. For a number of years he labored earnestly, selling our publications and giving Bible readings, and for a time held ministerial license, but finally became discouraged. Last August at the tent-meetings held in Chicago by Elder Luther Warren and others, Brother Buster gave his heart anew to the Lord. A ministerial license was again granted him, and a colored mission was opened in this city, where he untiringly labored to save others, but in the height of the interest, he was taken sick and died. A loving wife, a son, daughter, three brothers, and a sister survive him, but they "sorrow not, even as others which have no hope." Words of comfort were spoken by the writer from Ps. 146:5 to a large and attentive audience.

-J. Tabor, Adventist Review, June 20, 1907, pg. 23