|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1836|
New York, USA
Mrs. Catherine E. Buckbee, widow of Theodore E. Buckbee and mother of Hiram W. and John T. Buckbee died yesterday afternoon just before 3 o'clock at her home, 1405 Kishwaukee street after an illness of several months duration from infirmities of advanced age.
Catherine Elizabeth Allington was born in Chemung county New York, March 27, 1836, and therefore was 80 years of age. She was the daughter of Jacob and Catherine (West ?hard to read)brook Allington of sturdy Scotch ancestry.
Jacob Allington was a son of Elizabeth Swartwood whose ancestor Peter Swartwood, was one of our original Swartwood's who immigrated to America from Holland before the Revolutionary war and Peter's grandson, Jacob became a general in that sucessfull struggle for freedom. Mrs. Buckbee's father was a methodist lay preacher and lumberman. Her mother died when she was but seven years of age and her father when she was twelve.
Mrs. Buckbee was educated at Lima, N.Y., and taught for several years in the empire state. When an older brother and younger sister came to Rockford in 1855 settling on Kishwaukee street in the same block in which the present Buckbee home is located.
Her marriage to Theodore E.Buckbee took place Feb 11, 1860 in Beloit, the couple moving to the Wisconsin ciy to have the ceremony performed. They then made their home in the old Buckbee homestead in Kishwaukee street. Two sons were born to the union, Hiram W. and John T. Buckbee, both of whom survive. There are also 2 grandchildren, Frances and Mary Buckbee. Her husband passed away June 6, 1904, after serving his country for a number of years and establishing a seed business which was destined to reach trememdous proportions under the directions of the son's.
Mrs. Buckbee was a splendid example of American _______ in ______relation of life. In the home and the church and the social circle, her sincerity and Christian worth gave her a wide influence which she never failed to excel __________. Her Life record is one _______________and helpfulness. She was actively associated with the interests of Centennial M.E. Church since it's organization and was previously of the First M.E. Church. She was a member of the Faithful Worker's, Circle of King's Daughters, and Cheerful Worker's of Centennial Church.
Funeral services will be held at the home, 1405 Kishwaukee st, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in charge of Rev. E.G. Shutz, Pastor of Centennial M.E. Church.
Theodore E. Buckbee (1833 - 1904)*
Hiram Wheeler Buckbee (1860 - 1921)*
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Originally Created by: Ernie Fuhr
Record added: May 31, 2009
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