Biography of Clemence Charles Buckner

An able and efficient public official, faithful and devoted to the interests of the Easthampton Board of Health, and to those of the constabulary with which he is associated, Clemence Charles Buckner has resided in this township nearly all his life, and is known both to industrial and civic affairs as a man of representative citizenship. He is a son of Clemence Buckner, who was born in Coburg, Germany, in 18m, and died April 27, 1871, in Northampton, and whose father was a manufacturer in Germany. Clemence Buckner attended the public schools and college in his native town, and he then went to work in his father’s mill. Coming to America in the fifties, he at first work in the Lancaster Mills at Clinton, Massachusetts, and he was later employed in South Hadley Falls mills as a designer. Removing to Easthampton about 1863, he became an American citizen, and he was employed in the mills of the Glendale Elastic Fabric Company to the time of his death.

Clemence Buckner married, in Clinton, Christina Hannah, who was born in Scotland, and died August 22, 1909, at the age of seventy-seven years, daughter of John and Mary (Kennedy) Hannah. Their children: 1. George Stephen, died February 12, 1916; had served as tax collector in Easthampton, was engaged in the real estate and insurance business, and from 1891 to the time of his death was chief of police of Easthampton. He married Amelia Fogle, and they had twin daughters, Mabel and May. 2. Margaret, who is now deceased; she married George Hall. 3. Clemence, of whom further. Two children died in infancy.

Clemence Charles Buckner was born July 5, 1860, at South Hadley Falls, and he came to Easthampton with his parents in 1863. He attended the public schools here, when he became employed in the mills of the Glendale Elastic Fabric Company, and later he was with the George S. Colton plant; he was employed with both companies for about thirty-five years. In 1908 Mr. Buckner went to the Town Hall as a caretaker, and he soon afterwards received the appointment as agent to the Board of Health, in the contagious diseases department; he is also a constable and special public officer. Fraternally, Mr. Buckner is affiliated with Ionic Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of Northampton, and with James Rogerson Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; and he is also a member of Nonotuck Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, at Northampton; with the Loyal Order of Moose; and the Masonic Club. His religious faith is that of the Congregational Church.

Clemence Charles Buckner married, in 1893, Anna Wilson Carr, of Fairview, New Jersey, daughter of Mark and Elizabeth (Reed) Carr.


Lockwood, John H. (John Hoyt); Bagg, Ernest Newton; Carson, Walter S. (Walter Scott); Riley, Herbert E. (Herbert Elihu); Boltwood, Edward; Clark, Will L. (Will Leach); Western Massachusetts A History 1636-1925; New York and Chicago: Lewis historical publishing company, inc., 1926

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