Chester Covel Buck

Male31 March 1836–18 February 1897

Brief Life History of Chester Covel

When Chester Covel Buck was born on 31 March 1836, in Oneida, Madison, New York, United States, his father, Chester Buck, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Briggs, was 38. He married Mary White Toan on 19 July 1857, in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Center Township, Marshall, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 18 February 1897, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana, United States.

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Chester Covel Buck
Mary White Toan
Marriage: 19 July 1857
Ira Dawson Buck Sr
Edgar Dwight Buck
Harrie Eugene Buck
Charles Herbert Buck
Frank Covel Buck

Sources (10)

  • Chester Buck in household of Chester Buck, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Chester C Buck in entry for Charles H Buck and Unknown, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • C C Buck, "United States Census, 1860"

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  • Marriage
    19 July 1857Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Michigan is the 26th state.

    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

    Age 5

    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

    1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

    Age 18

    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

    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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