Sarah Catherine Buck

19 January 1883–16 December 1969 (Age 86)
Wilmington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Catherine

When Sarah Catherine Buck was born on 19 January 1883, in Wilmington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jonathan Henry Buck, was 28 and her mother, Cathrine Theodora Warland, was 23. She married George Wales Ridlon on 19 November 1903, in Wilmington, Wilmington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 16 December 1969, in Lisbon, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States.

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George Wales Ridlon
Sarah Catherine Buck
Marriage: 19 November 1903
George C. Ridlon
Kenneth D Ridlon
Doris Catherine Ridlon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 November 1903Wilmington, Wilmington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1898 · Sinking of USS Maine
    Age 15
    During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 23
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    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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    Sources (15)

    • Sarah C. Buck, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Sarah C Buck in household of Henry Buck, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Sarah Catherine Buck in entry for George Wales Ridlon, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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