Louisa Ann Wood (married on October 25, 1858)
Three children: Charles Delos (he died in 1882, while his dad was still in office), and Alfred A. (sons); Laura M. (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was of English ancestry.
He was one of the members elected in the 1858 election to serve in the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1858-1859 session. That session was never called. A note in the Legislative Manual for the State of Minnesota 1881 (p. 180) states that due to the protracted session of 1857-58 the winter of 1858-59 meeting of the legislature was unnecessary.
Progressive Men of Minnesota lists his birth date as September 8.
He came to Minnesota on May 15, 1857 and settled in South Bend. His obituary says he moved to Mankato, Minnesota in 1868. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1866 lists his post office as Mankato at that time.
"He was a Democrat in politics." ("Judge Buck is Dead: Former Justice of Minnesota Supreme Court." Minneapolis Tribune, May 22, 1905. p. 1.) "He has always been a Democrat..." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 445)
He "helped to get the second state normal school located in Mankato, and because of that was often called the 'father of the normal' and prided himself on that title." ("Judge Buck is Dead: Former Justice of Minnesota Supreme Court." Minneapolis Tribune, May 22, 1905. p. 1.)
He ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic party candidate for Minnesota Secretary of State in 1859.
He ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic party candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota in the 1888 election.
He resigned from the court, just shy of the end of his term, due to his wife's illness.
He died, of heart failure after suffering from nervous prostration, in Mankato, Minnesota.
"He is not a church member, but sympathizes with the Quakers, his mother having been a member of that society." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 445)