About Edgar Eugene Buck
[Transcribed by Elaine Merrell and taken from "Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester, Co.. Ma.," by Ellery Bicknell Crane, published 1907 by the Lewis Publishing Co., Vol. # 1, pages 387-388]
(X) Edgar Eugene Buck, son of William L. Buck (9), was born at Putnam, Connecticut, February 10, 1860. The family moved frequently while he was a boy and he lived at various times at Woodstock, Danielson, Putnam, Moosup. His father was employed in cotton mills. He finished his early education in the Putnam schools. While a mere boy he went into business on his own account as a truckman. After four or five years he went to work in the shoe manufacturing business as a cutter. He was employed at Webster, Grafton, Nashua, and Worcester. He became proficient in the art of cutting leather economically and was made foreman of the cutting departments first at S. R. Heywood's factory, then at Whitcomb & Miles'. About ten years ago he began the manufacture of novelties in quarters in the Bowker building, Washington square. Two years later he bought the business of P. A. Thompson & Co., leather dealers. Later he took into partnership Arthur Davis and his son. The name of the firm is the E. E. Buck Leather Company, and their present location is on Main street in Franklin spuare. The business has been extended and enlarged. Mr. Buck is a thorough business man and has won his way in life by hard work and his own energy. He has been a member of the Gideons, the Christian Commercial Travelers, the order of United American Mechanics, the Knights of Honor. He is a member of the Dewey Street Baptist Church. In politics he has voted with the Republicans.