Leonard Jerome Buck

29 September 1893–19 February 1974 (Age 80)
South Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Leonard Jerome

When Leonard Jerome Buck was born on 29 September 1893, in South Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Charles Austin Buck, was 26 and his mother, Josephine Martha Rankey, was 27. He lived in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Taliaferro, Chattooga, Georgia, United States in 1974. He died on 19 February 1974, in Thomas, Georgia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Charles Austin Buck
Josephine Martha Rankey
Leonard Jerome Buck
Robert Buck
Dorothy Buck
Charles Austin Buck
Clement Renkey Buck
Lucy Buck
Richard Joseph Buck
Walter C Buck
Louis Augustine Buck

Parents and Siblings


    Josephine Martha Rankey





    Dorothy Buck


    Charles Austin Buck


    Clement Renkey Buck



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 13

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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Sources (3)

  • Lenord Buck in household of Charles Buck, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Leonard Buck in household of Charles A Buck, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leonard Buck in household of C Austin Buck, "United States Census, 1910"

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