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Dr Roy Alvan Buckner
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1883
West Union
Clark County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1952
Gilman
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA

Dr. Roy A. Buckner, 67, a practicing physician in Gilman for the past 40 years, died Tuesday morning after a lingering illness of two years duration. Dr. Buckner was a former mayor of Gilman, and maintained a hospital there for many years. During the past several years he has been associated with his son, Dr. Ryland A. Buckner in the practice of medicine.

Dr. Buckner was well known in Watseka and throughout Iroquois County. He was one of the first to own a cottage at Timberlawn, where his family enjoyed summer recreation. He owned and showed saddle horses over a large area. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, Rotary club, and the Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War I.

Born at West Union, Ill., March 2, 1884, he was the son of Rev. F. M. and Ellen Plank Buckner. His childhood was spent in Clark County, where he later taught school, before attending medical school at the old Chicago Medical College, now a part of Loyola University. He was married in June, 1913 to Anna Douglas at Gilman.

Surviving are the widow; two sons, Dr. Ryland A. Buckner and Roger A. Buckner, both of Gilman; several nieces and nephews; and a cousin, Dr. W. F. Buckner of Watseka.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gilman Methodist Church. The American Legion conducted rites. Burial was in the Gilman cemetery, under the direction of the Paul Danforth Funeral Home, Roberts.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Francis Marion Buckner (1853 - 1931)
  Ellen Plank Buckner (1850 - 1924)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Elizabeth Douglas Buckner (1890 - 1983)*
 
 Children:
  Ryland A. Buckner (1914 - 1994)*
  Roger S. Buckner (1919 - 1976)*
 
 Siblings:
  Estella Buckner (1876 - 1876)*
  Edward Lee Buckner (1878 - 1924)*
  Ross Buckner (1880 - 1928)*
  Roy Alvan Buckner (1883 - 1952)
  Emaline Buckner Crowley (1883 - 1947)*
  Gracie Margaret Buckner (1890 - 1892)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gilman Cemetery
Gilman
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Cindy Cornwell McCachern
Record added: Feb 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65256165
Dr Roy Alvan Buckner
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