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Olena Amelia "Nan" Sanderson Bucklin
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1879
Fertile
Worth County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1976
Rugby
Pierce County
North Dakota, USA

OBITUARY
Pierce County Tribune
Rugby, North Dakota; February 4, 1976

NAN DIED ON JANUARY 26,1976.
100 YEARS HAD PASSED SINCE 1876 WHEN HER PARENTS LEFT WISCONSIN FOR IOWA.

Funeral Services were conducted Friday, Jan. 30 at Rugby's First Lutheran Church, Rev. J.J. Miller officiating. For a long-time Rugby resident Amelia (Nan) Bucklin 96, who died Monday January 26, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Burial will be in the spring at the Persilla Watts Cemetery.
A Rugby resident since 1905, Mrs. Bucklin was born April 10 1879 at Fertile Iowa, to Lewis and Sarah Sanderson. Mrs. Bucklin's father was an Iowa pioneer who cleared a portion of Iowa timberland to raise a wheat crop for flour.
"Nan" as she was affectionately known, grew up and attended rural schools in Fertile Iowa, and worked her way through Normal School(equivalent of our modern day teachers college), located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She taught schools in Iowa for five years and then moved to Garvin, Minn., where she taught for two more years.
November30, 1905 she married Claude Bucklin in a ceremony in Rugby. After the wedding, the couple moved into Rugby. All but one of nine of the Bucklin's children completed school grades one through twelve in Rugby.
Mrs. Bucklin was active in church through out her life. She was a member of Rugby's First Lutheran Church since 1940. In addition, she was active in the American Legion Auxiliary; was a charter member of the local VFW Auxiliary; a member of the Rebekahs; Royal Neighbors; Progressive Homemakers (since disbanded) a charter member of the Active Homemakers; and a member of the ALCW of First Lutheran Church.
Mrs Bucklin is survived by five sons and two daughters and one brother; 26 grandchildren and 51 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons her husband (In 1933) six sisters and three brothers.
Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby, made arrangements.

She never used her given name.She was baptized Olena Amelia, but before she was two years old her dad and mother started calling her Nannie or Nan. She had been known by no other name.
Nan worked in a newspaper office,at the county court house and taught sewing to keep the wolf from the door.
One of her favorite folk tonics was vinegar and honey, which she took everyday. She was a wonderful cook.

Research Harriet A. Rye Madson 
 
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 Parents:
  Louis Olsen Sanderson (1838 - 1915)
  Sarah Gullicksdatter Svensrud Sanderson (1840 - 1922)
 
 Spouse:
  Claude D'Esting Bucklin (1878 - 1933)*
 
 Children:
  Dean Taylor Bucklin (1908 - 1988)*
  Lyston Eugene Bucklin (1911 - 1996)*
  Rodney L Bucklin (1913 - 2002)*
  Charles D Bucklin (1915 - 1990)*
  Robert Palmer Bucklin (1922 - 1942)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anna Maria Sanderson Rye (1864 - 1930)*
  Louise Sanderson Ward (1866 - 1941)*
  Bergit Matilde Sanderson Tibbs (1869 - 1899)*
  Jennie Sanderson Whiteis (1870 - 1932)*
  George Oliver Sanderson (1873 - 1944)*
  Amanda Helene Sanderson Strunk (1874 - 1966)*
  Olena Amelia Sanderson Bucklin (1879 - 1976)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Persilla Watts Cemetery
Rugby
Pierce County
North Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson
Record added: Dec 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 122054204
Olena Amelia Nan <i>Sanderson</i> Bucklin
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Olena Amelia Nan <i>Sanderson</i> Bucklin
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