Biography of Edward E. Buck
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Buck, Edward E., is one of Lansing's well known enterprising and representative young men, born in this town January 31, 1862, son of William N. Buck, also a native of Lansing, born in 1825. He was a farmer and a prominent man in the community. He was a Republican and served as assessor three years, poormaster eleven years, and spent his whole life in Lansing. He died in June, 1887. His wife was Lydia, daughter of Jacob Teeter, of Lansing, and they had four children: Lettie, died at twenty nine years of age; Frank Eugene, Ella A., wife of Roswell M. Holden of East Lansing; and Edward E. Mrs. Buck died in 1888. The grandfather of our subject was Marvin Buck, who came to Lansing at an early day. Our subject was reared to farm life, and remained with his parents until twenty six years of age when his father died. After the estate was settled he purchased the farm of sixty acres where he has since resided, doing general mixed farming. In April, 1894, he married Hattie, daughter of Cyrus and Helen Knapp, of Dryden. She is the fourth of twelve children, of whom the seven eldest are college graduates. In politics our subject is a Republican, and was elected in 1893 as collector.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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