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Atchison Daily Globe, Atchison, KS
Obituary of William Buckles

September 5, 1933


Former Couty Commissioner, Muscotah Mayor and General Good Citizen Passes Away.

William Buckles, 86, former county commissioner for several terms, and who also had been mayor of Muscotah and a member of the school board and the city council there many years, died last night at the Wichita Kansas Masonic home.

Mr. Buckles was taken to the home about a month ago by three Muscotah brother Masons: R. E. Small, R. E. Allison and R. J. King. he had been in ill health for several months before entering the home. His illness dated from a stroke suffered early in the summer.

Born and reared in Kentucky, Mr. Buckles served in the Confederate army during the Civil war. He married in Kentucky and about 60 years ago he and his bride came to Kansas, settling on a farm east of Muscotah, where they lived until 30 years ago. When they retired from the farm they bought property in Muscotah and moved there. Mrs. Buckles died about 20 years ago. A son, Asa Buckles, died about 25 years ago. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Lou Cecil; a granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence Williams, and a great grandson, Arthur Lee Williams, all of St. Louis. Mrs. Cecil visited her father in Muscotah just before he entered the Wichita home.

Funeral arrangements had not been announced late this afternoon. The body will be conveyed to Muscotah for burial.

September 6, 1933

A Gentleman Passes On

William Buckles, Muscotah man whose death was announced in the Globe last evening, was as fine a man as ever lived on this earth. He had most excellent manners, good common sense, and was fair and square in all his transactions.

Mr. Buckles was a Confederate soldier in the Civil war, and until his last illness had a military bearing. Tall and erect, he had a distinguished appearance.

Mr. Buckles was broad minded, and never nourished a prejudice.

He was a good neighbor, and a useful citizen; and his death is a serious loss to Atchison county.

September 7, 1933


Funeral services were held for William Buckles Wednesday at the Congregational church. The Rev. J. W. Foster officiated. Pallbearers were Hans J. Lassen, A. J. Shepard, C. J. Stoddard, E. C. Fisher, R. J. King and Graham Lukens. Mr. Buckles' daughter, Mrs. Lou Cecil, his granddaughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Willims, and the great-grandson, Arthur Lee, of St. Louis, drove from St. Louis for the funeral.

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