|Leonard W. Buck|
July 8, 1834|
Truxton, New York, U.S.
June 4, 1895 (aged 60)|
Oakland, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Horse and buggy accident|
|Place of burial||Mountain View Cemetery|
|Residence||929 Adeline Street, Oakland, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Businessman, rancher, politician|
|Net worth||US$300,000 (1895)|
|Spouse(s)||Anna M. Bellows|
|Children||2 sons, 3 daughters|
|Relatives||Frank H. Buck (grandson)|
Leonard W. Buck (1834-1895) was an American businessman, rancher and politician.
Leonard W. Buck was born on July 8, 1834 in Truxton, New York. He was educated at the Courtland Academy in Homer, New York. During the American Civil War, he served as a Lieutenant in the Union Army from 1862 to 1863.
Buck was a salesman of hardware goods in Clinton, Iowa from 1865 to 1873.
Buck established a ranch in Vacaville, California in 1874. He also established a ranch in Lodi, California. He grew fruit, especially peaches. Additionally, he served on the board of directors of the Bank of Vacaville.
Buck served in the California State Senate.
Buck married Anna M. Bellows in 1856. They had two sons: Frank H. Buck and Fred M. Buck, and three daughters, Mrs J. B. Corey, Emma L. Buck and Anna M. Buck. They resided at 929 Adeline Street in Oakland, California from 1887 onward.
Buck was a Freemason, and he served as the master of the Vacaville lodge in 1884.
Buck was hit in a horse and buggy accident on June 3, 1895 at the intersection of Castro Street and 12th Street in San Francisco, California. He died the next day at his home in Oakland, California. He was buried at the Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. By the time of his death, he was worth an estimated US$300,000.
- "Death Deeps Mystery. Ex-Senator Buck Dies Without a Word or a Gleam of Consciousness. The Tragic Story Is Untold. Miss Harrington's Body Laid Away With No Clew to the Murderer or His Motive.". The San Francisco Call. June 5, 1895. p. 5. https://www.newspapers.com/image/46392737/?terms=%22Leonard%2BW.%2BBuck%22. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
- "Died As Day Dawned. External Peace Spreads Her Wings Over the Career of Senator Buck. He Passed Away As If Asleep. Conscious Never Returned From the Moment of the Disaster. His Life Was A Busy One. How He Aided in Building Up the Fruit Industry of California.". Oakland Tribune. June 4, 1895. p. 1. https://www.newspapers.com/image/71869102/?terms=%22Leonard%2BW.%2BBuck%22. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
- "The Late Senator Buck. Vacaville Lodge of the Masons Honors His Memory.". The San Francisco Call. June 16, 1895. p. 24. https://www.newspapers.com/image/46396455/?terms=%22Leonard%2BW.%2BBuck%22. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
- "Fatally Injured.". The Decatur Herald. June 4, 1895. p. 5. https://www.newspapers.com/image/87161020/?terms=%22Leonard%2BW.%2BBuck%22. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
- Leonard W. Buck at Find a Grave
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