Fred A. Buckman

 

Stoughton Hub April 1916

Fred A. Buckman Called By Death

(From Saturday's Daily)

Frederick Allen Buckman, an old resident, died at the residence of Mrs. L. D. Clarke, in this city, at ten minutes past five o'clock this morning of a complication of ailments which caused him to take to his bed about five weeks prior to his death.

Mr. Buckman was in his seventy-ninth year, having been born in Hammond, N. Y., on Dec. 5th 1837. At the age of 17 years he came with his mother and father, brothers and sisters to this city, landing here in 1854. Soon after coming to this city he learned the blacksmith trade, and after completing his apprenticeship, started a shop of his own on the southeast corner of Main and South Page, on the property now owned by Mrs. J. C. Johnson. Here he conducted a blacksmith and repair shop for a number of years, and until he sold his property and established himself in the business on the ground now occupied by the Erickson block on Main street. In 1888 he concluded to give up blacksmithing and engage in farming, and accordingly sold his shop here, and purchased a farm three miles west of Adel, Iowa, where he continued to live until 1899 when he disposed of his farm and returned to this city, purchasing a plat of ground on Pleasant Hill where he erected a neat and commodious residence in which he has since resided. Early in the winter he and Mrs. Buckman thought it advisable to close their home on Pleasant Hill and rent a place in town, so that both might have a better opportunity to be with friends and neighbors. This fact accounts for his being at Mrs. Clark's at the time of his death.

The deceased left surviving him his widow, Lucy Buckman, a sister of the editor of this paper, to whom he was married at Mazomanie in this county, October 8, 1868; a daughter, Mabel (Mrs. Frank Grahn); a brother, D. T. Buckman all residing in this city, and a brother, George Buckman, who is now 86 years old, and who resides at Ogendsburg, N. Y., besides a large number of nephews and nieces, some of whom reside here, and other in various states of the union.

 

Obituary transcribed and contributed to this site by Michelle Woodham

 

 

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