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Buck, James H. (James Henry), 1885-1953

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1885 - 1953

Biographical History

James H. Buck (1886-1953) was a train car inspector and missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

James Henry Buck was born January 31, 1886 in Nottingham, England to William Foulds Buck and Emma Emily Matilda Copeland. The family emigrated to the United States in 1885, settling in Wyoming. In 1907, Buck married Mary Emma Dawson. They had a son, but Mary died shortly thereafter. In 1913 he married Sarah Edith Cox, and together they had three children.

Buck worked as a coal miner and salesman before taking a job as a car inspector for the Union Pacific Railroad, where he worked for thirty-eight years. He also served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain from 1911 to 1914. Buck died November 6, 1953 in Ogden, Utah.

Citation:
Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Aug. 25, 2009 (James H. Buck; railroad employee in the United States; served mission in England for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Ancestry.com, viewed Aug. 25, 2009 (James H. Buck; James Henry Buck; b. Jan. 31, 1886 in Hucknall Torkard, England; d. Nov. 6, 1953 in Ogden, Utah)

Ancestry.com, via WWW, April 12, 2013 (James H. Buck; James Henry Buck; b. Jan. 31, 1885 at Nottingham, England; parents: William Foulds Buck and Emma Emily Matilda Copeland; emigrated to U.S. in 1885, settled in Wyoming; m. Dec. 7, 1907 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Mary Emma Dawson (1888-1908), 1 child; m. Mar. 26, 1913 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Sarah Edith Cox (1894-1997), 3 children; worked as coal miner, salesman, car inspector for Union Pacific; d. Nov. 6, 1953 in Ogden, Utah)

James H. Buck papers (MSS 6941), 1886-1962 (served mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain from 1911 to 1914)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

James H. Buck papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6941
Scope and Contents

Contains a journal from Buck's mission to England, some books regarding his mission, postcards, photographs, a booklet of newspaper clippings, and documents stating ordination and draft registration. Materials date from between 1886 and 1962.

Dates: 1886-1962

Photographs of Buck family

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8375
Scope and Contents

Contains two photographs printed on postcards of Evanston, Wyoming and Woodruff, Utah. One of the postcards has a letter written on the back from 1911. There is also a tintype portrait of James H. Buck and his son, Arnold W. Buck from approximately 1916.

Dates: approximately 1911-1916

Additional filters:

Subject
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 1
Diaries 1
Drafts (Documents) 1
Evanston (Wyo.) -- Photographs 1