Mary Isabel (Poole) Buck (1892 - 1975)

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Mary Isabel Buck
1892 - 1975
May 21, 1892
June 5, 1975
Norfolk, Virginia United States
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Norfolk, Norfolk City County, Virginia 23513
Mary Isabel (Poole) Buck was born on May 21, 1892. She died on June 5, 1975 in Norfolk, Virginia at 83 years of age.
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The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, June 6, 1975
Mrs. Mary I. Buck
Norfolk - Mrs. Mary Isabel Buck, 83, of 3832 Chatham Circle, the widow of James Lee Buck and a native of Norfolk, died Thursday in a hospital.

She was a member of christ the King Catholic Church and its Women's Club, the Third Order of St. Francis, and Sherwood Forest Senior Citizens Club.

Survivors include seven daughters, Mrs. G. F. Schaefer of Atlanta, Mrs. M. H. Todd, Jr. and Mrs. B. G. Neal of Virginia Beach, Miss Rita Buck, Mrs. E.S. Dailey, and Mrs. Dorothy B. Simmons of Norfolk, and Mrs. C. E. Browder of Roanoke; two sons, C. Warren Buck of King of Prussia, Pal., and David E. Buck of Hyattsville, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Joseph I Webster of Bel Aire, Md, a brother, J. Eugene Poole, Sr. of Norfolk; 34 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A Christian Wake Service will be held tonight at 7 in H. D. Oliver Funeral Apartments. A funeral MA will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 am in Christ the King Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.

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In 1892, in the year that Mary Isabel (Poole) Buck was born, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1946, at the age of 54 years old, Mary was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1956, when she was 64 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1962, she was 70 years old when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1975, in the year of Mary Isabel (Poole) Buck's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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