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George Henry BUCK

Hillcrest (formerly I. O. O. F. (Gravette) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

Oct 6 1829 - May 23 1908

*Obituary
Gravette News
Friday, May 29, 1908

BUCK, George Henry - We regret very much to chronicle the death of G.H. Buck, one of our prominent and progressive citizens, who died at his home west of the city last Saturday night after several months of painful illness. George Henry Buck, son of Erastus Buck and Ester Converse Buck, was born Oct. 6th, 1829 in Windham Co., Conn. His parents moved to Henry Co., Ill. in 1835. In 1849 when 19 years of age, in company with others, crossed the plains to California with teams; six months being required to make the trip. Four years later he returned to Illinois and in January 1856 he was married to Miss Annis Bushnell, a native of New York, who died eight years later. To this union were born two sons and two daughters, the later dying in infancy. Lucius E., the oldest son, now resides in Texas. Henry, at Edwardsville, Ill. In 1867 Mr. Buck moved to Grinnell, Ia. where on Sept. 2nd of the same year he was married to Mary Edna Marsh, a native of Vermont. This union was blessed with two daughters and six sons. One daughter, Mrs. R.W. Dunham, lives near Pineville, Mo., the other died in infancy. The oldest son, George, lives in Newberg, Ia., Hammon H. at Alfonzo, P.I., Edwin H. at the home place near Gravette, Ben C. near Grinnell, Ia., Fred F., now at Omaha, Neb. and Elisha W. at present at Gravette. In 1872 Mr. Buck moved to Nemaha Co., Kans., returning to Grinnell in 1890. In 1896 he came South to Benton Co., Arkansas for his health. The trees he has planted and the homes he has made stand as monuments to his memory. He was a man of strong convictions, in sympathy with education and progress, fully believing the world was growing better. For the past eighteen years he has been a great sufferer at times. The two months previous to his death were weeks of intense suffering, borne with great patience, often saying, "I long to go, but abide my time." At the time of his death there were present, the wife, Mr. and Mrs. Dunham, and Elisha. It was his wish that his sons living at a distance should remember him as when they last saw him - when all, with exception of Hammon, visited him two years ago. He was blessed with grandchildren and great-grandchildren and had he lived until next October would have been 79 years of age. He passed away at sunset Saturday, May 23, was carried to his last resting place Sunday afternoon May 24. A large company of friends and neighbors gathered at the home and the cemetery to pay their last respects to the departed. The funeral was conducted by Revs. W.D. Canady and W.A. Miller, and burial occurred at I.O.O.F. cemetery. A host of friends join with the News in extending the family condolence.

Contributed on 8/30/08 by wfields55
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