Susan Sophia Buck

8 June 1821–3 March 1909 (Age 87)
Erie, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Susan Sophia

When Susan Sophia Buck was born on 8 June 1821, in Erie, New York, United States, her father, George Buck, was 37 and her mother, Mary Hershey, was 35. She married Jonathan Gould Wait on 20 October 1839, in St. Joseph, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 3 March 1909, in Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Gould Wait
Susan Sophia Buck
Marriage: 20 October 1839
Isabel M. Wait
William H. H. Wait
Daniel G. Wait
George Wait
Mary E. Wait
Thaddeus P. Wait
Arthur Henry Wait
Jay Gould Wait
Jesse Wait
Frank Wadsworth Wait
Lee E. Wait
Henry Wait

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 October 1839St. Joseph, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 6
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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 (18)

    • Susan Wait in household of Johnthon Wait, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Susan Buck, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1935"
    • Susan Wait in entry for Lee Wait, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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