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Dr Robert Cooke Buckner

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Dr Robert Cooke Buckner

Birth
Madisonville, Monroe County, Tennessee, USA
Death 9 Apr 1919 (aged 86)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 5314756 View Source
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"Founded out of concern for dependent, orphaned children, this (the Buckner Oprhan Home) institution opened in 1879 under the guidance of the Rev. Robert Cooke Buckner (d. 1919). Originally known as Buckner Orphan's Home, the first structure on this site was built in 1880 and housed six children. By 1910 the orphanage was caring for 600 children. Supported by the Baptist General Convention of Texas since 1914 and later renamed Buckner Baptist Children's Home, the facility now primarily cares for children from broken homes. For more than 100 years the Buckner home has been a leader in Texas child care." - Texas Historical Commission, The State Agency for Historical Preservation. (Refer to their Atlas for more state history at: http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/index.html)
(Marker Location: 5200 S. Buckner Blvd., Dallas)
For more information on Buckner, go to;
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/BB/fbu10.html


Son of Rev. Daniel Buckner of Virginia, and Mary Hampton, of South Caroliina.
His residence was 4120 Junius Street, Dallas, Tx.


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