Fonds 298 Charles and Arthur Buck

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1910-1920. — 1 cm of textual records. — 39 photographs.


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Biographical Sketch

Charles and Arthur Buck were the two sons of Charles Alpheous Buck and Agnes Solomon of Baldock, Hertfordshire, England whose other children were Katherine Burdett, the eldest, born 1884 (married name Coulson) Edith Mary, born 1893 (married name Garrood), Ada Maud, born 1895 (married name Borrowman) and Agnes Elizabeth, born 1903 (married name Baron). Charles and Agnes died in 1903 and 1905 respectively.

Charles William Buck was born in 1886. He and his younger brother emigrated to Canada. On August 12,1910 Charles filed on N.E. 32-72-8 W6 and also on a 1/2 section of South African Script -S 1/2 33-72-8 W6. On his return from WWl, on July 3, 1918, he filed on N.E. 6-74-8 W6. His farm was called Poplar Grove Farm in the Lake Saskatoon district. He enlisted with the British military in WWl as a private with the 2nd King Edwards Horse (1352), later becoming a gunner in the Tank Corps (300485). He returned to Canada a sick man after the war, married to ‘Cis’, an English nurse, who followed him back to Lake Saskatoon. It was understood that he had been badly gassed during the war. In a letter from the farm to his sister Edith Mary, 12 February, 1920 he said he was staying with a Mrs. Moore; he had been ill for over a year and intended to apply to the military doctor in Edmonton for help. He died March 4, 1920 and was buried in the Lake Saskatoon Cemetery. Charles’ widow married Norman Anderson in 1921 and in the mid-twenties she operated a post office and store on their farm while her husband hauled the mail to Lake Saskatoon from Wembley.

Arthur Buck was born Dec. 11, 1889. He filed on N.W. 33-72-8 on Dec 12, 1911. He also enlisted on 22 July, 1915 and was attested to serve in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force. He became 101075 Private Buck, Arthur B., Overseas Battn. He died November 1, 1917 from wounds received in action and is buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. His headstone refers to his membership in 49th Bn. Canadian Infantry.

Custodial History

The records were donated donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by the Buck brothers’ niece, Mary Clemow in 2008.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of 39 photographs, 1 letter and biographical information on Charles and Arther Buck, two brothers who homesteaded in the Lake Saskatoon area. Photographs were donated as a digital file on a CD.

Notes

 

 
Homestead Home of Charles William Buck, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Homestead Home of Charles Buck . Note on back of photo, “My shack with Tim the dog and Sandy the cat.”
Location: 0298.01
Homestead Home of Charles William Buck, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Homestead house of Charles Buck, Note on back of photo, “The roof of the shack is covered with sod and dirt; boards are put on first then tar paper and then sod.”
Location: 0298.02
Homestead Stable of Charles William Buck, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Homestead stable of Charles Buck, Note on back of photo, “My stable. There is room for 6 horses. Dirt on the roof.”
Location: 0298.03
Homestead Shack Interior, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Homestead shack of Charles Buck, showing the interior. Note on back of photo, “Interior of my mansion.”
Location: 0298.04
Charlie and Arthur Buck’s Ranch, 1910-1914
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Homestead of Charles and Arthur Buck. Men and horses stand in front.
Location: 0298.05
Charlie and Arthur Buck’s Ranch, 1910-1914
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Homestead of Charles and Arthur Buck. Five men are seen visiting by the front entrance.
Location: 0298.06
The Other Shack, 1910-1914
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Another homestead shack of the Buck brothers. A woman and a child are seen sitting under the overhanging roof.
Location: 0298.07
The Horse Named Jim, 1910-1914
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Note on back of photo: “Jim, a horse belonging to a friend of mine who carried me on his back 250 miles in under six days, only having grass to eat.”
Location: 0298.08
A Horse Named Jinny, 1910-1914
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Note on back of photo: “Jinny, the mate of the one that died.”
Location: 0298.09
A Horse Named Nellie, 1910-1914
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Note on back of photo: “Nellie,my saddle horse. She is in my pasture.”
Location: 0298.10
Charles With Horse, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Note on back of photo: “November 22, 1910.”
Location: 0298.11
A Later Home, 1919 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A later home, possibly the last home of Charles.
Location: 0298.12
House Interior, 1919 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Location: 0298.13
A View of House, Barn and Landscape, 1919 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A view of the Buck’s farm showing planted areas, house and barn in the distance.
Location: 0298.14
Arthur Buck in Calgary, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Arthur Buck, second from the left, with three other men, appear to be in an air balloon.
Location: 0298.15
Arthur With a Bear, 1912 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Arthur Buck makes a bear cub stand on its hind legs.
Location: 0298.16
Northland Steamer, 1911.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Arthur Buck writes, “One of the steamers I came up here on. It is at Athabaska Landing, Alberta, 1911.”
Location: 0298.17
Two Horse Buggy, 1911c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A two horse buggy with two people in the buggy and one person standing in front of the horses.
Location: 0298.18
Four Horse Team, 1911c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A four horse team pulls a plough with a man seated to operate the levers.
Location: 0298.19
Eight Horse Team, 1911c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
An eight- horse team pulls a set of harrows with a seat for the operator.
Location: 0298.20
Young Moose, 1911c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
“Young moose in captivity at Dunvegan, Peace River, Alberta.”
Location: 0298.21
Winter Transport 1, 1918 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A team of horses with a man standing in a sleigh behind them, in front of a newly built home.
Location: 0298.22
Winter Transport 2, 1918 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A team of horses pull a sleigh with a man standing in it and two horse are hitched behind.
Location: 0298.23
Winter Transport 3, 1918 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A team of horses pull a small sleigh with two men seated in it.
Location: 0298.24
A Couple on Horseback, 1918 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A man and woman (possibly neighbors of the Bucks) on horseback in winter.
Location: 0298.25
Trail to Grande Prairie, 1915 c.
1 photograph/postcard; b & w; 4 x 6
a copy of a postcard showing men stopped along an early trail to Grande Prairie.
Location: 0298.26
Cut Bank Lake Farm, 1920 c.
1 photograph/postcard; b & w; 4 x 6
a copy of a postcard showing a brood of pigs and piglets eating.
Location: 0298.27
Travellers With the Union Jack Flying, 1920 c.
1 photograph/postcard; b & w; 4 x 6
a copy of a postcard showing a group of men eating by their wagons. The British flag flys, fastened to a corner of a wagon.
Location: 0298.28
The Great War Veterans’ Hall, 1920 c.
1 photograph/postcard; b & w; 4 x 6
a copy of a postcard showing a harness shop and The Great War Veterans’ Hall with its flag flying.
Location: 0298.29
Unidentified Scenery, 1920 c.
3 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Three photographs of mountain scenery.
Location: 0298.30 -.32
Army Group 1, 1915
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
On back of photo, “26th February, 1915, Woodbridge (Suffolk, England) My dear Edith, Sorry I could not get away today owing to some of our fellows being sick. Cannot get away until next week, will wire. Love Charlie”
Location: 0298.33
Charles Buck in Uniform, 1915
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
On back of photo, “March 1915, My Dear Edith, Just a line to thank you for your letter. I have been busy lately. We have had night Alarms and Route Marches. We expect to leave here on 7th April and we are stopped all leave. With love, Charlie.”
Location: 0298.34
Charles Buck in Hospital, 1918 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Charles later died as a result of his war wounds in 1920, at age 33.
Location: 0298.35
Army Group 2, 1915
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Posted by Arthur in Edmonton 11 January, 1916, to Trooper C.W. Buck, No 1352 Transport, 2nd King Edwards Horse BEF, France. “This was taken at Sarcee in Calgary.” Arthur likely on the left.
Location: 0298.37
Arthur Buck in Hospital, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Arthur was wounded more than once and spent time in hospital here.
Location: 0298.38
Arthur Buck’s Grave, 1917
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
101075 Private Arthur Buck, 49th Bn. Canadian Inf. died Nov 1, 1917. He is buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery at Poperinghe, Belgium which was opened just before the Battle of Ypres.
Location: 0298.39
Hospital Group, 1917 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Charles Buck with comrades in hospital.
Location: 0298.40
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