|Birth: ||Jul. 12, 1829, Germany|
|Death: ||Nov. 12, 1909|
Rachael was the wife of John Buck (1823-1910)
she was the daughter of Peter Sherry and Elizabeth Sherry
they were married June 5, 1849
MRS. JOHN BUCK
JULY 12, 1829
NOVEMBER 12, 1909
Close of a Beautiful Christian Life.
"As a cloud of the sunset, slow melting in heaven, As a star that is lost when the daylight is given, As a glad dream of slumber, which wakens in (?) She has passed to the world of the holy from this."
On Friday evening, November 12, Mrs. John Buck died at her home in Carrolltown, at the advanced age of 80 years and 4 months.
As the deceased was so well known, and had so many friends and relatives in and around Carrolltown, we feel that her death deserves more than a passing notice.
Mrs. Buck, whose maiden name was Rachel Regina Sherry, was born at Strassburg, France, July 12, 1820, making her age 80 years and 4 months. In early childhood her parent's emigrated to this country and settled at Bald Eagle, Blair County, afterwords removing to Allegheny township, this county, where they resided for many years.
On June 5, 1849, she was united in marriage to John Buck, who still survives and who, in the active years of life, was prominent in business and political affairs, being sheriff of Cambria County 1861-65, a member of the legislature during the session of 1875-6, postmaster of his home town, and a member of the mercantile firm of E. Glass & Co., which (illegible) one day was the leading establishment in Carrolltown.
Shortly after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Buck went to Buck's Mill, (now known as Wolf's Mill), where they resided until 1865, when they went to Carrolltown, at which place they made their permanent home, occupying a comfortable residence immediately opposite St. Benedict's Catholic Church.
During their married life twelve children were given them to brighten their home circle, eleven of whom are still living.
The death of Mrs. Buck was unexpected, for on Friday she was around as usual and after the evening meal both she and her husband sat in their accustomed places and concerned friends who called. About 8 o'clock she laid her head back on the chair and fell into a gentle slumber, but as this was not unusual no thought was given the matter, and it was not until the last guest had departed that her daughter, Mrs. James B. Eck, who occupies the same house, called her and receiving no reply placed her hand upon her and discovered that her mother was dead, having quietly slept away.
The deceased was a woman of beautiful Christian character, her every word and deed mainifesting purity and kindness of heart and mind. She was kind and loving not only to those of her own household but to everyone; her generosity knew no bounds, and no one ever made an appeal to her in vain.
"She stretched out her hand to the poor; yes, she reached forth her hand to the needy."
Although having passed the allotted span of life, she was bright and happy in the companionship of friends, and her home was the Mecca of many a troubled and distressed soul who sought counsel. She was in verity:
"A perfect woman, nobly planned, To warn, to comfort, and command."
She was a Christian woman, devotedly attached to her church, and zealous in the discharge of every duty; it is, therefore, not be be wondered that she was beloved by all who knew her.
As wife and mother she was faithful and true to husband and devoted to her children.
"Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her."
When her earthly pilgrimage was ended and the work for which she had been sent accomplished, the "silent messenger of death" gently laid his finger upon her, and a "still small voice" said "Come." No sickness, no suffering, no anguish in saying farewell to loved ones.
"Asleep in Jesus! Blessed sleep, From which none ever wakes to weep; A calm and undisturbed repose, Unbroken by the last of foes(?)."
Surviving to mourn her loss is the aged husband and the following children: C. A. Buck, Carrolltown; Dr. M. J. Buck, Pittsburg; S. H. Buck, Elyria, Ohio; Dr. J. P. Buck, Chicago; A. W. Buck, Ebensburg; Mrs. James V. Scanlan, Ebensburg; A. C. Buck, Edgwood; E. J. Buck, Tonaph; Mrs. James B. Eck, Carrolltown, V. J. Buck, Turtle Creek; M. L. Buck, Hastings.
The funeral which was largely attended, took place Tuesday morning. Solemn High Requiem Mass being celebrated in St. Benedict's church, after which interment was made in Carrolltown cemetery."
(Source: Patton Courier November 19, 1909 )
John Buck (1823 - 1910)
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)*
Saint Benedicts Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Joan of VA
Record added: Jan 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46855288
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