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Little ApplegateStar Gulch

Charles Clay & Metta Ann (Parks) Buck

Mbhs #: 0596

Year: c1892

First Row: Charles Clay Buck (1858-1951), Metta Ann Parks Buck (1873-1960)

Notes: Charlie was one of seven children of William and Matilda Buck, who came to Little Applegate from California in 1874. Metta Ann was the daughter of Jacob and Frances Parks who arrived in Josephine County in the 1870s and shortly thereafter took a homestead in Buncom. Charlie and Metta Ann married on November 19, 1892. Clarence was born in 1893 and Letha in 1895. The Bucks purchased ranch and barn where Star Gulch enters the Applegate River from Patrick Swayne in 1907. Charlie died in 1951, Metta Ann in 1960, and Clarence in 1961, leaving the ranch to Letha who sold to Fred Straube in 1964.