NATHANIEL Y. BUCK GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Peoples Herald, Thursday, Feb. 1,
1912, Pg 1
Vol. 23, No. 36
Y. Buck Served Three
in the Civil War.
TO KANSAS IN 1881
has Been an Invalid for Near-
Ten Years and Much of
Time a Suffer.
Nathaniel York Buck was born was
born in Henry county, Indiana, Oct. 10, 1840 and died at his home in Lyndon,
January 28, 1912, aged 71 years and 3 months. With the exception of six
years spent in Michigan, he made his home in his native state until 1881 when he
came to Kansas. On March 16, 1884 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth
Beckner. Seven children, six girls and one boy were born to them of whom
the son, Melvin and one daughter, Mrs. Henry Peterson are now alive. When
the War of Rebellion necessitated the taking up of arms to defend the
institutions of our country, he was among the thousands who offered their lives.
He enlisted in the 40th Indiana volunteers in September, 1861 and for three
years and nine months wore the uniform of his country, being discharged from the
service in June 1865. He was converted and united with the church in his
Indiana home in 1867. In 1886 he became a member of the Lyndon M. E.
church in whose fellowship he remained until his death. For nearly ten
years he had been an invalid, much of that time a great sufferer. For a
long time there had been no hope of relief from suffering or of restoration to
heath except in the coming of the messenger who should open to him the way into
the land were “the inhabitants thereof never say, I am sick.” Through
it all he bore his illness with patience and his sufferings with fortitude
sustained by Him who never forsakes those who put their trust in him.
On January 30, funeral service was
conducted at the M. E. church by Rev. Thomas McConnell from John 14:23.
The G. A. R. and W. R. C. attended in a body bearing the colors. The pall
bearers were E. J. Rice, F. W. Harding, John Evans, Bart Hollingsworth, James
Williams and Arthur Lewis.
Services at the grave were
conducted by the G. A. R., the body pain racked and disease tortured no more was
laid to rest in the Lyndon cemetery until the dead in Christ shall be called
from their graves.
We sincerely thank the kind
neighbors and friends, who aided us during the long sickness of our lamented
husband and father and spoke such sympathizing words of comfort following the
MRS. ELIZABETH BUCK
MRS. ELVA PETERSON.