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Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 08:55 am
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Mrs. Hardy Buck
The remains of Mrs. Hardy Buck, who died at a Little Rock hospital on Wednesday afternoon of last week, were brought to Arkadelphia that night, and was taken in charge by the McDaniel, Murry and Lee undertaking establishment.

The deceased is survived by five children, Arthur and Ed Buck of this city, Homer Buck of Oklahoma, Carl Buck of Graysonia and Mrs. Ruby Ray of Coleman, Texas, and one brother, Hardy Wilson of Coleman, Texas.

The funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in the Golden cemetery.



The obituary was published in the Southern Standard on 11 Apr 1929.

Mary Wilson Buck's son, Homer, was the husband of my grand aunt, Madgie McBrayer.
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 07:31 pm
There are only the two photos in my collection of Madgie. In each, she is shown with one or both of her children.


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Madgie had a twin sister, Maggie. They were one of three sets of twins in their extended McBrayer/Herrington family, and older half sisters of my grandmother, Addie Louise Herrington.

I don't know which sister was born first, but they arrived on a hot summer day in late July 1898 in Clark County, daughters of Julia Ann Callaway and Robert Bruce McBrayer.

Maggie died in 1965. Madgie barely made it out of her teens.


Madgie McBrayer married Homer Buck on 10 Jul 1913, just a couple of weeks short of her 15th birthday.

I don't know the names of either of Madgie's children, the youngest of whom died in 1918 also, and whose gravestone in DeGray Cemetery simply says "Baby Buck."

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Madgie's stone was equally simple.

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Her obituary appeared in the Southern Standard on 24 Oct 1918.

Mrs. Homer Buck died at her home in this city on Wednesday night of last week with pneumonia. The deceased was 20 years of age and leaves a husband and two children, besides father, mother, three sisters and three brothers. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon and the remains were buried at DeGray Cemetery.

Madgie McBrayer died on 17 Oct 1918.
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Friday, December 10th, 2010 06:24 pm
Monday, 11 Dec 1961...

That's the day my younger sister was born.

I was told that - at first - I was quite excited to be a "big sister."

But the new wore off, and when she was a few weeks old, I asked if we could take her back to the hospital.

Sis shares the same birthday with the following people in our family tree:
Frances Adelaide "Fanny" Ashmore - 1879
Charlie W Baker - 1882
Elizabeth Buck - 1868
Seth Chapin - 1733
Gilbert J Duelmer - 1932
Homer M Francis - 1896
Hans Devauld Funderburk - 1724
Charleen Herrington - 1946
Lena Belle Hobbs - 1880
Harriet Pauline Lee - 1848
Abner Meek - 1795
Leona V Potillo - 1910

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My sis and me, Arkansas Democrat, 22 Dec 1963


I'm glad they didn't take you back, sissy.

Have a great birthday!