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Bucklin, Mason Charles
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 19, credited to Warren, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/11/63, m/i 12/25/63, Pvt, Co. A, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65

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VITALS
Birth: 04/29/1844, Warren, VT
Death: 03/10/1901

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Bayard, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Brian & Justin Bucklin
Findagrave Memorial #: 18722311
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Brian and Justin Bucklin
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None
DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Brian Bucklin, Roland, IA

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BURIAL:
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Highland Cemetery, Bayard, IA

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Biography

Mason C. Bucklin was born in Warren, Washington county, Vermont, April 29, 1844 (the son of Otis and Mary (Rice) Bucklin), and died after a brief illness of Pleuro Pneumonia and La-Grippe, at his home in Highland twp. March 10, 1901, aged 56 years, 10 mos., and 11 days. He leaves a wife and one son to mourn his departure.

He enlisted in the Eighth Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry. He was under command of Gen. Phil H. Sheridan, in the Eastern army, and gave about three years of his life for the defense of the flag and the service of his country.

He was married to Miss Katie M. Dimick, at Warren, Vermont, March 31, 1867. He was a devoted husband, and an exemplary father. The uprightness of whose life will remain to his companion, and son, Eugene L. Bucklin a priceless legacy.

He removed from Vermont to Iowa in the spring of 1870, settling in Richland township, near the place where Herndon now stands, and in the fall of 1879 moved to the farm in Highland township.

He united with the Methodist church in Richland township in the winter of 1875. He was a firm believer in the religion of Jesus Christ, and lived a good life, respected by his fellow men, and trusted by those who were near er and dear to him. When the time of his departure was near, he declared his readiness to meet his God.

He was a member of Elbert Lodge, No. 315, K. of P., and also of the Robert Henderson Post NO. 195, GAR, both of Bayard.

The funeral services were held from the Methodist church in Bayard, conducted by Rev. Armstrong, Rev. Jesse Cole, Chaplain of the Soldier's Home at Marshalltown, being present, by request of the pastor, offered a touchingly tender and beautiful prayer. The address by Rev. Armstrong, which followed, was simple and practical, bearing on the utility and beauty of a useful life, as a fit preparation for a blessed life to come. The Post and Relief Corps were present. The interment took place at Highland and was in charge of Robert Henderson Post.

Source: obituary from Bayard (Iowa) Advocate, 21 March 1901

The History of Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa, Springfield, Ill: Continental Hist. Co., 1884, adds:

He owns forty acres of land under cultivation, having sold eighty acres of his farm last year. He has a number of fine stock and a comfortable dwelling with orchard in connection. In 1873 he was elected school director, and three years later was trustee.

Obituary and Photographs Contributed by Brian Mason Bucklin, Roland Iowa, Mason's 2nd-great-grandson and Justin M. Bucklin, Mason's 3rd-great-grandson.