Willis Merton Buck

12 October 1907–21 August 2004 (Age 96)
Avilla, Jasper, Missouri, United States

The Life of Willis Merton

When Willis Merton Buck was born on 12 October 1907, in Avilla, Jasper, Missouri, United States, his father, James Thomas Buck, was 33 and his mother, Essie Leota Fagan, was 30. He married Madeleine Louise McCann on 26 October 1927. He lived in McDonald Township, Jasper, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Center Township, McDonald, Missouri, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1942. In 1941, at the age of 53, his occupation is listed as flying instructor for the u. s. army. He died on 21 August 2004, in Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Williams Cemetery, Jasper Township, Dallas, Missouri, United States.

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Willis Merton Buck
Helen Margarete Dungey
Marriage: 31 May 1942

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31 May 1942
Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 20

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 28

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a man with some fancied resemblance to a he-goat (Old English bucc(a)) or a male deer (Old English bucc). Old English Bucc(a) is found as a personal name, as is Old Norse Bukkr. Names such as Walter le Buk (Somerset 1243 ) are clearly nicknames.2 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).3 German: from a personal name, a short form of Burckhard ( see Burkhart ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willis M Buck in household of James T Buck, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willis M Buck in household of James T Buck, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willis M Buck in household of James T Buck, "United States Census, 1940"

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