Walter James Buckman

Male6 May 1889–

Brief Life History of Walter James

When Walter James Buckman was born on 6 May 1889, in New York, United States, his father, Alfred Ernest Buckman, was 32 and his mother, Ellen Reynolds, was 32. He lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1905 and The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States for about 25 years. He registered for military service in 1917.

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Alfred Ernest Buckman
Ellen Reynolds
Alfred Victor Buckman
Alice Louise Buckman
Percy Valentine Buckman
Walter James Buckman

Sources (10)

  • Walter J Buckman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter James Buckman, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Walter James Buckman, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 24

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.


Age 31

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a goatherd, Middle English bukkeman (from Old English bucca ‘he-goat’ + mann ‘man’).

English: occupational name for a scholar, scribe student, or bookbinder, from Middle English bok, buk(e) ‘book’ + man (from Old English bōc ‘book’ + mann ‘man’).

Americanized form of German Buckmann or Bückmann: derivative of Buck .

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

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