NATHANIEL Y. BUCK         GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Peoples Herald, Thursday, Feb. 1, 1912, Pg 1

Vol. 23, No. 36




Nathaniel Y. Buck Served Three

Years in the Civil War.




He has Been an Invalid for Near-

ly Ten Years and Much of

the Time a Suffer.


  Nathaniel York Buck was born was born in Henry county, Indiana, Oct. 10, 1840 and died at his home in Lyndon, January 28, 1912, aged 71 years and 3 months.  With the exception of six years spent in Michigan, he made his home in his native state until 1881 when he came to Kansas.  On March 16, 1884 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Beckner.  Seven children, six girls and one boy were born to them of whom the son, Melvin and one daughter, Mrs. Henry Peterson are now alive.  When the War of Rebellion necessitated the taking up of arms to defend the institutions of our country, he was among the thousands who offered their lives.  He enlisted in the 40th Indiana volunteers in September, 1861 and for three years and nine months wore the uniform of his country, being discharged from the service in June 1865.  He was converted and united with the church in his Indiana home in 1867.  In 1886 he became a member of the Lyndon M. E. church in whose fellowship he remained until his death.  For nearly ten years he had been an invalid, much of that time a great sufferer.  For a long time there had been no hope of relief from suffering or of restoration to heath except in the coming of the messenger who should open to him the way into the land were “the inhabitants thereof never say, I am sick.”  Through it all he bore his illness with patience and his sufferings with fortitude sustained by Him who never forsakes those who put their trust in him.

  On January 30, funeral service was conducted at the M. E. church by Rev. Thomas McConnell from John 14:23.  The G. A. R. and W. R. C. attended in a body bearing the colors.  The pall bearers were E. J. Rice, F. W. Harding, John Evans, Bart Hollingsworth, James Williams and Arthur Lewis.

  Services at the grave were conducted by the G. A. R., the body pain racked and disease tortured no more was laid to rest in the Lyndon cemetery until the dead in Christ shall be called from their graves.


Card of Thanks.


  We sincerely thank the kind neighbors and friends, who aided us during the long sickness of our lamented husband and father and spoke such sympathizing words of comfort following the death.

                                                                         MRS. ELIZABETH BUCK

                                                                         MELVIN BUCK,

                                                                         MRS. ELVA PETERSON.