Okey Robert Buckbee (1892 - 1973)

Okey Robert Buckbee
1892 - 1973
updated March 05, 2020
Okey Robert Buckbee was born on January 28, 1892 in Stinson, West Virginia USA. He died on September 16, 1973 in West Virginia USA at 81 years old. We know that Okey Robert Buckbee had been residing in Bickmore, Clay County, West Virginia 25019.

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Okey Robert Buckbee

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Okey Buckbee was born on in Stinson, Calhoun County, West Virginia USA

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Okey Buckbee died on in Raleigh County, West Virginia USA

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Bickmore, Clay County, West Virginia 25019

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Private in Medical Detachment, 148th Infantry, 7th Division in World War I. Service number 4015328. Shipped out to Europe aboard Transport "Vasari". Returned to USA aboard transport "Noordam".

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Okey Robert Buckbee passed away on September 16, 1973 in West Virginia USA at age 81. He was born on January 28, 1892 in Stinson, West Virginia USA. We have no information about Okey's family or relationships. We know that Okey Robert Buckbee had been residing in Bickmore, Clay County, West Virginia 25019.
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1892 - 1973 World Events

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In 1892, in the year that Okey Robert Buckbee was born, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1912, at the age of 20 years old, Okey was alive when the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1938, at the age of 46 years old, Okey was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1963, at the age of 71 years old, Okey was alive when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1973, in the year of Okey Robert Buckbee's passing, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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