Luke Buckley, who still resides upon the family homestead in English township, Iowa county, was born in Ohio
in 1841 of the marriage of Thomas and Margaret (Wyckoff) Buckley, natives respectively of Ohio and New Jersey.
They were married in 1839 and in 1865 removed to this county, locating upon land on section 23, English township.
Both lived to an advanced age, the father dying upon the farm on the 3d of May, 1902, when ninety years old. They
were the parents of five children: Edward, who was born in 1840; Luke, of this review; Elizabeth and Robert, who
are deceased; and Margaret, the wife of C. O. Hickman, of South Dakota.
Luke Buckley received a public school education in his native state and upon the removal of his parents to this
county accompanied them, continuing to make his home with them as long as they lived. His brother Edward also remained
at home and the two sons carried on the work of the homestead and cared for their parents. Luke Buckley now owns
the home place, which comprises one hundred and sixty acres, and is still devoting his time to its cultivation.
It has been excellently improved and is one of the valuable farm properties of English township, its fertile soil
yielding abundant crops annually. Mr. Buckley also devotes some attention to stock raising and finds that by so
doing he adds materially to his income.
Mr. Buckley has always voted the democratic ticket but has never desired to hold office. He belongs to Social Lodge,
No. 231, A. F. & A. M., of Millersburg and to the Royal Arch Chapter at Marengo, in which he has filled all
of the chairs. He affiliates with the Presbyterian church and guides his life by the teachings of Christianity.
He is recognized not only as a successful agriculturist but also as a man with a high sense of honor and as a good
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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