Benjamin Orin Buck

12 February 1889–30 October 1985 (Age 96)
Lake City, Calhoun, Iowa, United States

The Life of Benjamin Orin

When Benjamin Orin Buck was born on 12 February 1889, in Lake City, Calhoun, Iowa, United States, his father, George Pearle Buck, was 30 and his mother, Ellen L Clark, was 27. He lived in Esmond, Kingsbury, South Dakota, United States in 1900. He died on 30 October 1985, in Macedonia, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

George Pearle Buck
1858–1941
Ellen L Clark
1862–1894
Benjamin Orin Buck
1889–1985
Ellis Harold Buck
1892–1959
George N Buck
1899–

Parents and Siblings

    George Pearle Buck

    Male1858–1941Male

    Ellen L Clark

    Female1862–1894Female

siblings

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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 Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 24

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 27

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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  • Benjamin O Buck in household of George P Buck, "United States Census, 1900"

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