Chester Arthur Buck

Male25 December 1884–19 December 1947

Brief Life History of Chester Arthur

When Chester Arthur Buck was born on 25 December 1884, in Waverly, Morgan, Illinois, United States, his father, James Henderson Buck, was 37 and his mother, Mary Jane Harford, was 32. He married Lucille Minnie Kitzmiller on 19 November 1919. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 19 December 1947, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chester Arthur Buck
1884–1947
Lucille Minnie Kitzmiller
1892–1942
Marriage: 19 November 1919
Lillian Lucille Buck
1920–2012
Mary Jane Buck
1922–2009

Sources (16)

  • Chester A Buck, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Chester Buck, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Chester Arthur Buck, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 November 1919
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1885 · The First Skyscraper

    Age 1

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

    Age 7

    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 17

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    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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