Fonds 0298 - Charles and Arthur Buck fonds

Homestead Home of Charles William Buck Homestead Shack Interior Charlie and Arthur Buck's Ranch The Other Shack The Horse Named Jim Arthur With a Bear Northland Steamer Four Horse Team Eight Horse Team Young Moose
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Charles and Arthur Buck fonds

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CA GPR 0298

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  • 1910-1920 (Creation)
    Buck, Charles

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1 cm of textual records
39 photographs

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Charles and Arthur Buck were the two sons of Charles Alpheous Buck and Agnes Solomon of Baldock, Hertfordshire, England whose other children were Katherine Burdett, the eldest, born 1884 (married name Coulson) Edith Mary, born 1893 (married name Garrood), Ada Maud, born 1895 (married name Borrowman) and Agnes Elizabeth, born 1903 (married name Baron). Charles an Agnes died in 1903 and 1905 respectively. Charles William Buck was born in 1886. He and his younger brother emigrated to Canada. On August 12,1910 Charles filed on N.E. 32-72-8 W6 and also on a 1/2 section of South African Script -S 1/2 33-72-8 W6. On his return from WWl, on July 3, 1918, he filed on N.E. 6-74-8 W6. His farm was called Poplar Grove Farm in the Lake Saskatoon district. He enlisted wih the Canadian forces in WWl (300485 Gunner Buck, Charles W., Tank Corps). He returned to Canada a sick man after the war, married to 'Cis', an English nurse, who followed him back to Lake Saskatoon. It was understood that he had been badly gassed during the war. In a letter from the farm to his sister Edith Mary, 12 February, 1920 he said he was staying with a Mrs. Moore; he had been ill for over a year and intended to apply to the military doctor in Edmonton for help. He died March 4, 1920 and was buried in the Lake Saskatoon Cemetery. Charles' widow married Norman Anderson in 1921 and in the mid-twenties she operated a post office and store on their farm while her husband hauled the mail to Lake Saskatoon from Wembley. Arthur Buck was born Dec. 11, 1889. He filed on N.W. 33-72-8 on Dec 12, 1911. He also enlisted on 22 July, 1915 and was attested to serve in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force. He became 101075 Private Buck, Arthur B., Overseas Battn. He died November 1, 1917 from wounds rceived in action and is buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. His headstone refers to his membership in 49th Bn. Canadian Infantry.

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The records were donated donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by the Buck brothers' niece, Mary Clemow in 2008.

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The fonds consists of 39 photographs, 1 letter and biographical information on Charles and Arther Buck, two brothers who homesteaded in the Lake Saskatoon area. Photographs were donated as a digital file on a CD.

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The records were donated donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by the Buck brothers' niece, Mary Clemow in 2008.


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Accession number: 2009.093

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South Peace Regional Archives

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