Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI; Monday, march 23, 1936; Page 2:3
Willis Buck, 76, Long Ill Expires
Heights Man Former Prominent Resident of Ottawa
Willis Buck, for many years a prominent Ottawa county government official, died Sunday following a long illness.
Since 1923 he had been a resident of Muskegon Heights. His home was at 929 Reynolds street.
Mr. Buck, who was 76 years old, was the father of Maurice M. Buck, Muskegon county surveyor and of Ross Buck of Indianapolis, former city superintendent of Muskegon Heights.
Mr. Buck was born at Alpine, Kent county June 4, 1859 and attended school at Lisbon. He was married in April 1885 to Ella Brown and engaged the greater part of his adult life in farming near Coopersville, Ottawa count. Mrs. Buck died in 1893.
Taking an active interest in county affairs, Mr. Buck served for three years as a member of the Ottawa county road commission when it was first instituted.
He also was supervisor and a treasurer of Wright township for several terms. Mr. Buck moved to Muskegon Heights on retiring from farming in 1923.
He was a life member of Ottawa Lodge No. 122, F.& A.M. of Coopersville.
Surviving are his sons, Maurice M. and Ross, a daughter, Mrs. Fred Ellis of Marne, a sister Mrs. Gladys Miner, Pasadena, Calif. And 13 grandchildren.
Muskegon County Death Records, Liber V, Page 521, record #2495; March 22, 1936.
Willis Buck, male, white, widowed, retired, cause Acute Myocarditis, age 76-9-18, born in Michigan, retired, parents Judson Buck and Amelia Pond.
Bill Moore, volunteer
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