Name:   BUCK, John Joseph

From:  The McLeansboro Times, McLeansboro, Illinois
Date:  Thursday, April 7, 1904

John J. Buck, eldest son of John and Eliza Cook Buck, was born in Gallatin County, Illinois, Feb. 21, 1828, died March 27, 1904 at his residence in Beaver Creek township, aged 76 years, 1 month and 6 days.

He was united in marriage to Dorcas Biggerstaff Oct. 4, 1849, and to this union were born 10 children, five boys and 5 girls, Warner, John W, Mary, Eliza and Emma who survive him and those who preceded him to the other land are Sarah, wife of C. O. Sloan, William H., George W., Laura and Walter H. Besides the widow and the above named surviving children, he leaves two brothers, William W. of Beaver Creek township and Alexander of Springton, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

He united with the Christian church at Mt. Pleasant 40 years ago.

Funeral services were held at the family residence Monday and were conducted by Rev. Bart Kello with interment at Springer cemetery. Quite a number of friends from the city attended the funeral.