The Edwards and Buckles Families of SW Indiana:Information about John L Buckles
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John L Buckles (b. 23 Aug 1854, d. 1925)John L Buckles (son of Jackson Buckles and Martha Jane Godwin) was born 23 Aug 1854 in Vigo Township, Knox Co. IN, and died 1925.He married Mary Etta Yates on 05 Nov 1886 in Knox Co. IN, daughter of Isaac Riley Yates and Mary Ann Osborn.
Notes for John L Buckles:
From the "History Of Old Vincennes And Knox County Indiana" Volume I & II. 1911
John L. Buckles who, as a member of the bar, is confining his attention solely to probate work and for twenty years has been secretary of the Peoples Savings Loan & Building Association of Vincennes, was born in Vigo township, Knox county, Indiana, August 23, 1854. His father, Jackson Buckles, was also a native of that township. The grandfather, Robert Buckles, came from Maryland in the early days and settled in Vigo Township when almost the entire township was covered with its native growth of timber. His grave was the first made in the present Edwardsport cemetery.
Jackson Buckles was reared in this district when it was still a pioneer region and in his youthful days he learned the cabinetmakers trade, in which connection he won fame for his expert workmanship. Settling in Edwardsport, Indiana he there worked at his trade until his death, which occurred in 1857. In early manhood he married Martha J. Godwin, also a native of Knox County, and they became the parents of two sons, the brother of our subject being William A. Buckles, who is now living in Kentucky.
In the country schools John L. Buckles began his education and afterward pursued a scientific or teachers course in Danville, Indiana. He then took up the profession of teaching to which he devoted his energies for five terms in the schools of Knox county. He was always active in politics and while closely associated with public affairs in that connection he also engaged in various lines of business and traveled to a considerable extent.
In 1887 he was appointed deputy sheriff and filled the position until 1892 when he was elected sheriff of Knox County. The endorsement of his first terms service came to him in his reelection in 1894. While still in office he took up the study of law under the direction of Judge Orlando H. Cobb. He gives his attention to probate work and has never engaged in general practice.
For twenty years lie has been secretary of the Peoples Savings Loan & Building Association of Vincennes, which was organized in 1889. Mr. Buckles took an active part in its formation and became one of its directors. Since leaving the sheriffs office he has devoted his entire time to the affairs of this company, has been its secretary for twenty years, and has acted as attorney for the association for twelve years. The business has grown enormously under the capable management of Mr. Buckles, who is watchful of every detail pointing to success and manifests most sound judgment in placing investments. The loans have grown from a very small sum of money to six hundred and fifty thousand dollars, there is a membership of over eighteen hundred and altogether the enterprise is considered one of large local value, the assets of the concern amounting to, in round numbers, seven hundred thousand dollars.
In 1886 Mr. Buckles was united in marriage to Miss Mary Etta Yates, a native of Knox County and a member of one of its old families. There are two children by this marriage, Ennis R. and Gladys Anne.
Mr. Buckles is a Knight Templar Mason greatly interested in the craft, the beautiful symbolism of which clearly points the lessons of life. He is also a charter member of the Elks lodge of Vincennes and served as its secretary for two years. His name is likewise on the membership roll of the Knights of Pythias lodge. Politically a democrat, he is an earnest worker in the affairs of the party and served for four years, from 1906-1910, as a member of the council from the fourth ward. His attention has largely been given to those every day duties which constitute the real forces of life, His energy has never faltered when obligations have rested upon him, either of a personal nature or in the line of citizenship, and all who know him find him trustworthy, reliable and progressive.
History Of Old Vincennes And Knox County Indiana Volume I & II. 1911Typed by Lora Radiches
Knox County History
Turner Publishing Company
John was my 1st cousin 4 times removed-TLE
More About John L Buckles and Mary Etta Yates:
Marriage: 05 Nov 1886, Knox Co. IN.
Children of John L Buckles and Mary Etta Yates are:
- Ennis Robert Buckles, b. 22 Mar 1888, Knox Co. IN, d. 10 Aug 1917, Vincennes, Knox Co. IN.
- Gladys Anne Buckles, b. Feb 1891, d. date unknown.
- John Buckles, b. 1893, d. date unknown.