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Family History of Gilbert O. BUCKLES

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BUCKLES, Gilbert Ogilvy son of John and Lovina Hughes BUCKLES
b. May 5, 1842 Sweetwater, Indiana
d. September 9, 1918  Mound City, Linn County, Kansas
m. WONDERLY, Gertrude Emma daughter of John H. and Rachel Alley Wonderly

Emma was born October 4, 1855 in Columbus, Indiana
d. April 14, 1917  Mound City, Linn County, Kansas

Laura Pearl b. June 28, 1876            Blue Mound, Kansas
Gilbert Lloyd b. June 10, 1878                "
Opal Gertrude b. June 28, 1880               "
Corol Dott       b.  December 9, 1882      "
Ernest J.           b. August 10, 1889          "
Earl Q.             b. April 17, 1893
Ruby May        b.  December 17, 1895    "      Twin
Roscoe Wonderly b. December 17, 1895 "     Twin

Gilbert Ogilvy Buckles was born in Sweetwater, Indiana to Jonh and
Lovina Hughes Buckles.  At the age of five his mother died, and he was
raised by his father and stepmother Martha Robinson Buckles.  After
reaching adulthood, he had the urge to explore and become part of the
Great West.  He wandered parts of Kansas and the adjoining territories
before deciding to settle in Linn County, Kansas.  He arrived
practically penniless and eventually became a vital member of the
community.  He was approximately 26 years of age when he arrived in Linn
County. After marrying Miss Gertrude Emma Wonderly of the Wall Street
area of Mound City on August 8, 1875, they began farming in the Hail
Ridge area near Blue Mound, Kansas. Together they built the "Buckles
Homestead."  He was a prominent member of the community serving as an
elected director of his school district and township trustee.  Gilbert
was a Mason and member of the Christian Church.  He and Emma moved into
Mound City in 1911, and he was living there at the time of his death.
Submitted by Linda Buckles Morgan, great granddaughter of Gilbert Lloyd



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