Grace Curtis Buck

9 October 1917–19 November 1989 (Age 72)
Lancaster, Garrard, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Grace Curtis

When Grace Curtis Buck was born on 9 October 1917, in Lancaster, Garrard, Kentucky, United States, her father, Orville Buck, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Maude Martin, was 37. She married Robert Knosp on 19 September 1941. She lived in Danville, Boyle, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 4, Kenton, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 19 November 1989, in Ludlow, Kenton, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 72.

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Robert Knosp
1915–1981
Grace Curtis Buck
1917–1989
Marriage: 19 September 1941

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 September 1941

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 9

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 19

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.

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 ).

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

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  • Grace Buck in household of Oville Buck, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace Buck in household of Orville Buck, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grace Buck in household of Orville Buck, "United States Census, 1920"

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