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New Jersey Obituaries - 1902 - Mrs. Eliza (Sears) Bucklin
A Phalanx Pioneer Dead
Mrs. Eliza (Sears) Bucklin Dies At The Age Of 84 Yeaars
She Was the Widow of John Bucklin
Mrs. L. Eliza Bucklin, widow of John Bucklin, died on Monday at the Phalanx, aged 84 years. She had
been confined to her bed for a number of years with locomotor ataxia, but her mind was clear almost
to the last.
Mrs. Bucklin was the last of the original settlers of the North American Phalanx. She was born in New
York state in 1817. In 1843 she and her husband went to the Phalanx with the Albany colony. Mrs. Bucklin
was a Sears before her marriage and her mother, a brother and a sister went to the Phalanx with her. Her
husband was once president of the association and her brother, Charles Sears, also held that position for
Mrs. Bucklin entered the association with great enthusiasm and she took a very active part in the hard work
of the pioneer days. During the closing years of her life she looked back on the work of these early days
without regret, feeling sure that the good work begun under such difficulties was not lost. She had
enduring faith in the belief that cooperative living is the only way to solve the problems of society
in its present stage.
Mrs. Bucklin was a remarkable woman in many respects. She was cultured to a marked degree and the
guiding principle of her life was to do good to others. Four children survive Mrs. Bucklin. They
are Mrs. Julia Giles, Charles S. Bucklin, Frances Woolcott and W. S. Bucklin. The funeral will be
private and the body will be buried in Fair View cemetery.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Apr 16, 1902
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