Dr Robert Clayton Buck

Brief Life History of Robert Clayton

When Dr Robert Clayton Buck was born on 28 December 1873, in Bengal Township, Clinton, Michigan, United States, his father, Pembroke Samuel Buck, was 38 and his mother, Mary Eliza Pope, was 33. He married Gertrude WETHERELL BUCK on 12 April 1899, in Clinton, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 26 January 1940, in Saint Johns, Clinton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Mount Rest Cemetery, Saint Johns, Clinton, Michigan, United States.

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Dr Robert Clayton Buck
Marriage: 12 April 1899
Mary Louise Buck

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  • Robert C Buck, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Robert Clayton Buck, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Robert C. Buck, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


Historical Boundaries: 1885: Dawes, Nebraska, United States

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English buc(ke) ‘male goat’ (Old English bucca) or a ‘male deer’ (Old English bucc). The goat was popularly associated with lecherous behaviour and the deer with timidity and speed. The surname may also be a shortened form of longer occupational names, for example Roger le Bucmanger' ‘dealer in bucks or venison’, (Warwickshire 1221) or Walter Bucswayn perhaps ‘goatherd’ (Somerset 1327).

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent beech tree, such as Peter atte Buk (Suffolk 1327), from Middle English buk ‘beech’ (from Old English bōc).

German and Dutch (Limburg): from a personal name, a short form of Burkhard (see Burkhart ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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