|Birth: ||Dec. 11, 1823|
|Death: ||Jan. 28, 1910|
Hon John Buck was the husband of Rachael Regina (Sherry) Buck (1829-1909)
He was the son of Joseph Buck and Mary Elizabeth (Eckenrode) Buck
North Cambria News, Friday, February 4, 1910
JOHN BUCK DIES
Mr. John Buck, aged 86 years, 2 months and 15 days, died last Friday at his home in Carrolltown of pneumonia. He was born in 1823 in Allegheny Township, the son of Joseph Buck. He always felt honored that he was a pall bearer for Fr. Gallitzin.
In 1860 he was elected sheriff in 1865 he opened a General Store in Carrolltown; and in 1875 he was elected to the State Legislature.
His wife died two months ago.
The funeral was held at St. Benedict's Church and interment was in the church cemetery.
John Buck Dead at Carrolltown
Former Sheriff & Legislator Passes Away of Pneumonia
After Long Illness in 87th Year.
John Buck, an ex-sheriff of Cambria County & a former member
of the State Legislature, died at 10 o'clock last night at his residence
in Carrolltown, in his 87th year. Mr. Buck's death was due to pneum-
onia, which developed soon after the sudden death of his wife, Mrs.
Reina Sherry Buck, on November 12, 1909. The funeral of Mr. Buck
will take place on Tuesday morning from St. Benedict's Roman Cath-
olic Church, with the Rev. Father Leopold Probst, O.S.B., in charge.
Interment will be made at Carrolltown.
The deceased was one of a family of 11 children, all of whom have
passed away except Francis J, Buck, of Carrolltown & William J. Buck,
of Allegheny Township. He was a son of Joseph Buck, who settled on
the John Zern farm in Carroll Township, where John Buck was born on
December 11, 1823. John Buck built the grist-mills known as Buck's Mills
& engaged in the milling business until 1861, when he was elected sher-
iff, defeating James D. Hamilton. 3 years later he located at Carrolltown
& engaged in the mercantile business. He was a staunch Democrat, but
served as Postmaster of that place during both terms of the administration
of President Grant, because of the fact that there was not a Republican then
living in the vicinity.
In 1874, Mr. Buck & then the Hon. John Hannan, of the 1st Ward, were
elected on the Democratic ticket, as representaties to the General Assembly,
defeating Thomas H. Lapsley & John C. Gates. They were the first persons
to represent Cambria in the House after the district was changed from 1 to 2
members. Mr. Buck continued in the mercantile business until early in the 90's
when he retired. He was an active member of the Roman Catholic Church & a
man having much influence in the community in which he resided for so many
John Buck & Miss Regina Sherry were united in marriage at Loretto by the Rev.
Father Joseph Gallagher on June 5, 1849. The following children are living: Ce=
lestine A. Buck & Mrs. James B. Eck, both of Carrolltown; Dr. Michael J. Buck, of
Pittsburgh; A.W. Buck, of Ebensburg; S.H. Buck, of Elyria, Ohio; Dr. J.P. Buck, of
Chicago; Edward Buck, of Tonopah, Nev.; Mrs. James V. Scanlan, of Ebensburg;
Ambrose C. Buck, of Braddock; Vincent J. Buck, of Turtle Creek; & Lambert Buck,
of Hastings. Besides these, he is survived by 49 grandchildren & 13 great-grand-
children, together with 2 brothers, mentioned above.
29th January, 1910
Joseph Buck (1797 - 1871)
Elizabeth Eckenrode Buck (1802 - 1857)
Rachael Regina Sherry Buck (1829 - 1909)*
Peter Martin Buck (1854 - 1881)*
James Patrick Buck (1856 - 1914)*
Ambrose Cornelius Buck (1861 - 1950)*
Vincent John Buck (1868 - 1953)*
Maurice Lambert Buck (1874 - 1970)*
Henry Buck (1822 - 1849)*
John Buck (1823 - 1910)
Christian Buck (1825 - 1848)*
Sarah Ann Buck Storm (1827 - 1875)*
William Jacobrim Buck (1829 - 1911)*
Jacob Buck (1832 - 1896)*
Jerome A Buck (1834 - 1867)*
Charles Buck (1839 - 1856)*
Henry J Buck (1857 - 1949)*
Saint Benedicts Catholic Cemetery
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Record added: Jan 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46855186
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