|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1860|
|Death: ||Apr. 12, 1932|
Altoona, PA: Altoona Mirror, issue of Tuesday, 12 April 1932, p. 26, col. 4
WILLIAM BUCKLE, BLACKSMITH, DIES
William Buckle, one of Blair county's foremost citizens and for many years a blacksmith with a wide reputation for his skill as an iron worker, died at his home in Newry this morning at 1.45 o'clock, death being attributed to a complication of ailments following an illness which kept him confined to his room for several months.
He was a son of Leonard and Caroline (Ore) Buckle and was born at Martinsburg on Aug. 23, 1860. He grew to young manhood there and then entered the blacksmith shop of George Paul at Duncansville where he learned the trade and which he followed until failing health forced him to retire. At various times he operated shops at Puzzletown, Claysburg, Martinsburg, and then located in Newry where he conducted a shop until the World war when he went to Portage to do government work. At the close of the war he returned to Newry and continued his work.
Mr. Buckle was a public-spirited citizen and was always interested in the affairs of his home community. He served Newry borough at various times on the school board, borough council and served as president and as treasurer of the school district.
He was a member of the Newry Lutheran church, in which he took an active part, and was a member of the church council.
William Buckle and Miss Elizabeth Leighty were united in marriage on Christmas day, 1881, the ceremony being performed by Rev. J.W. Henderson, then pastor of the Newry Lutheran charge. To this union one child was born. Surviving are his wife and daughter, Mrs. Mary C. Black, wife of D.C. Black of Newry; three grandchildren, Wilford, William and Elizabeth Black; one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Jennie Canon and Joseph Buckle of Grazierville, Md., and Leonard Buckle of Duncansville.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Newry, in charge of his pastor, Rev. C.E. Berkey, who will be assisted by Rev. B.R.M. Sheeder, retired Lutheran minister of Altoona, a former pastor of the Newry Lutheran church.
Newry Lutheran Cemetery
Created by: Michael S. Caldwell
Record added: Apr 15, 2011
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