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 Sheridan D. Buck

Sheridan D. Buck

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 1 Dec 1959 (aged 23)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 58353 · View Source
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Utahn, 23,
Magna Man

A Russian roulette game played by a Magna man Monday night ended in death early Tuesday.

THE VICTIM, Sheridan D. Buck, 23, died in a Salt Lake hospital at 2:50 a.m. from a 22-caliber gunshot wound in the head.

Police investigators said Mr. Buck had been coaxing relatives "all day" to join him in a game of Russian roulette in which one bullet is placed in the cylinder of a revolver and spun before the "player" places the gun at his head and pulls the trigger.

THE VICTIM, who had been riding in an automobile with three companions, Donald Buck, Warren Fellows and Arell Fellows, all of Magna, had repeatedly spun the cylinder of the gun and "fired" it out a window.

About 8:20 p.m. the four men stopped at a service station at 5th South and Redwood Road (1700 West), where for the first time the victim held the pistol against the right side of his head and pulled the trigger, officers said.

THE GUN discharged, a bullet striking Mr. Buck approximately two inches above the forepart of the right ear. It did not emerge from the victim's head.

Sheridan D. Buck, Magna, was born April 2. 1936, in Salt Lake City, to David A. and Jessie Evans Buck. He married Helga Swartz Jan. 14, 1955, in Elko, Nev. He was a member of the Catholic Church.

SURVIVORS include his widow; a daughter, Geannee Robin, both Magna; mother, Salt Lake City; six brothers, four sisters, James D., Ray, Mrs. Clara Garrow, Mrs. Rosie Epperson, all of Magna; Austin, Howard L., Mrs. Betty Littleford, all of Salt Lake City; Grant, Murray; Dwane D., Fontana. Calif.; Mrs. Jessie Kelly, West Jordan.

The Salt Lake Tribune, Wednesday, December 2, 1959

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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58353
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sheridan D. Buck (2 Apr 1936–1 Dec 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58353, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .