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Mount Pulaski Times-News, April 20, 1950


Frank Buckles, 72, Lifelong Resident, Died Monday
Services Held Here Yesterday at Funeral Home

Elias Franklin Buckles, living on North Marion Street, Mount Pulaski, a resident of the city and vicinity all his life, died in his home at 5:05 a.m. Monday, April 17, 1950, aged 72 years and 28 days. Although failing in health for a great many months, his last serious illness was only of a few days' duration.

He was born March 20, 1878, on a farm four miles west of the city, a son of Elias and Elizabeth Ann Dyer Buckles. He spent his boyhood days on the home farm. In Lincoln, Ill., Sept. 5, 1899, he married Miss Rosetta Ann Brannan. They went to housekeeping on a farm west of the city, and in 1922 they retired from the activities of farm life and moved to the present family home on North Marion.

Decedent is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas A. Gupton Sr., Mount Pulaski; one grandson; and two great grandchildren; one brother, Hubert Buckles of Detroit, Mich.; and two sisters, Mrs. T. L. Rothwell and Mrs. George Litterly Sr. of Mount Pulaski.

The remains were removed to the Schahl funeral home where funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, conducted by Rev. Robert Wilkes, pastor of the Christian Church. Appropriate piano music was rendered by Mrs. Frank E. Turley.

Burial was in Mount Pulaski Cemetery. Pallbearers, all relatives, were: Paul Buckles, Lincoln; Elias Buckles, Waterloo, Iowa; Ralph Buckles, Taylorville; and Robert Rothwell Sr., Claude Litterly, and Frank E. Turley, Mount Pulaski.

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