Buck, Henriette (1864-1911)

Henriette Buck – American Women – Fifteen Hundred Biographies – New York – Mast, Crowell and Kirkpatrick (revised edition, 1897) – page 133; https://archive.org/details/americanwomenfif01live/page/133; https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Woman_of_the_Century/Henriette_Buck.

 

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 254.

 

Henriette Elizabeth Buck was a teacher, writer and mezzo-soprano singer who lived at 746 Gilford Street in 1905 and 1906.

 

Family Background

Henriette Elizabeth Buck was born Henriette Elizabeth Berdot in London, England on January 8, 1864. (Her name sometimes appears as Harriett Elizabeth Berdot.)

Henriette’s parents were both from France, and many sources say that Henriette was also born in France. However, birth records indicate that she was actually born in England.

Henriette’s parents were Henri Joseph Berdot (1842-1906) and Marie Verginie Delepine (born about 1843; died after 1910). Henri worked as an ébéniste (cabinet-maker).

 

Ancestry.com. Jersey, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Jersey Heritage; St Helier, Jersery; Jersey Parish Registers; Reference Number: G/C/03/A3/12. Name: Henri Joseph Berdot; Gender: Male; Age: 25; Birth Year: abt 1842; Marriage Date: 10 Jun 1867; Marriage Place: St Helier, Jersey; Father: Charles Augustin Berdot; Spouse: Marie Verginie De Lépine.

 

Ancestry.com. Paris & Vicinity, France Electoral Rolls, 1891 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Name: Henri Joseph Berdot; Birth Date: 29 mai 1842 (29 May 1842); Birth Place: Paris, Seine; Archives Electorales: Electeurs 1891. Paris : ARFIDO S.A., 2006.

Henriette received her education in Paris, and she obtained a diploma from the University of France. She became a teacher for several years.

 

Marriage to Walter Edgar Buck: His Family Background

On August 1, 1888, on Jersey, Channel Islands, Henriette married Walter Edgar Buck, who was born in England on March 20, 1864. He was a bass vocalist and professor of singing, and he was sometimes known as “W. Edgar Buck” or “Edgar Buck.”

Edgar’s parents were Rev. William Henry Meade Ogle Buck (1813-1898) and Elizabeth Filgate Ponder (1812-1905). (References to Rev. Buck appear in various forms, including: “W.H. Buck,” “William Henry Meade Buck,” “W.H.M. Buck,” “W.H. Meade Buck.”)

 

The Clergy List for 1866; London, George Cox, 1866, page 49; https://books.google.ca/books?id=hIxbAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA49#v=onepage&q&f=false.

 

The Clergy List, with which is Incorporated the Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory, 1897; London, England: Kelly and Co., Limited, 1897, page 141, column 1.

 

In 1864, Rev. Buck became the vicar at the parish of Sutton-cum-Seaford in Sussex, where he remained until the late 1890s.

 

St. Leonard’s [Sutton-cum-Seaford parish church]; Seaford, Sussex, England, looking north; Google Streets; searched May 14, 2019; image dated July 2018.

St. Leonard’s [Sutton-cum-Seaford parish church]; Seaford, Sussex, England; looking south; Google Streets; searched May 14, 2019; image dated July 2018.

Rev. Buck died on March 14, 1898.

 

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: William Henry Meade Ogle Buck; Death Date: 14 Mar 1898; Death Place: Sussex, England; Probate Date: 18 Apr 1898; Probate Registry: London, England [edited image].

Elizabeth Buck died on September 1, 1905. The probate of her estate occurred in 1909.

 

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Elizabeth Filgate Buck; Death Date: 1 Sep 1905; Death Place: Sussex, England; Probate Date: 25 Aug 1909; Probate Registry: London, England.

Eire, Index to Wills and Administrations, 1911, volume 9; http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/reels/cwa/005014917/005014917_00035.pdf.

 

 

Henriette’s Marriage

Edgar’s and Henriette’s marriage was at St. Mary and St. Peter’s church in Jersey.

 

Ottawa Journal, August 20, 1888, page 1, column 1.

 

The year before the marriage, Rev. McCarthy had recovered from two serious accidents.

 

 

Who Was “Madame Kendall-Buck”?

In 1885 and 1886, Edgar was a regular performer at musical events in Michigan. With him was “Madame Kendall-Buck,” a mezzo-soprano who was sometimes known as “Mrs. Buck.” Although it is not certain, “Madame Kendall-Buck” may have been Henriette’s stage name before her marriage. (It is also possible that Edgar was performing with another mezzo-soprano other than Henriette.)

 

Detroit Free Press, (Detroit, Michigan); December 20, 1885, page 5, column 1.

 

Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan), December 24, 1885, page 1, column 3.

 

 

Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan), January 21, 1886, page 1, column 3.

 

Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York), January 31, 1886, page 3, column 3.

 

Edgar’s Singing and Teaching Career

Edgar Buck studied singing with Signor Manuel Garcia (1805-1906). Signor Garcia was a well-known opera singer and teacher, who also invented the laryngoscope (although he appears to have intended it only as a teaching aid, not as a device for ear, nose and throat physicians). Edgar Buck also used the laryngoscope to teach singing.

Like many musical performers and educators in the 19th century, Edgar and Henriette moved to various locations in North America and elsewhere, sometimes for only a short time in each place.

About 1881, Edgar was a performer and voice teacher in Boston, Massachusetts, including a period at the New England Conservatory of Music.

In 1887, he began teaching in Ottawa, Ontario.

In 1890, he moved to Toronto, Ontario, to become the conductor of the Toronto Vocal Society. In July 1892, “W. Edgar Buck” of Toronto was registered briefly at the Queens Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

In 1892, he was the director of the Portland College of Music and Dramatic Art School in Portland, Oregon.

 

Portland College of Music and Dramatic Art School - #358 - W Edgar Buck - Oregon - 1892, http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/tm/music/music358.html

Portland College of Music and Dramatic Art School – #358 – W Edgar Buck – Oregon – 1892, http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/tm/music/music358.html.

 

On August 26, 1892, he registered the name of the school as a trade mark in the office of the Oregon Secretary of State.

From 1893 to 1895, Edgar and Henriette lived in Victoria, British Columbia, where they were associated with the Conservatory of Music.

In early 1894 they started their own studio at the Five Sisters Block. They offered instruction in “opera, oratorio and concert singing, French lessons, private and conversation classes.” Edgar organized several well-received musical programmes.

 

Victoria Province, October 6, 1894, page 17.

 

In 1894, they lived at “Mon Abri” [“my shelter” or “my refuge”] on Belcher Avenue, between St. Charles Street and Rockland Avenue. It appears that they took the name “Mon Abri” from Manuel Garcia’s home in London, England, which was at 27 Shoot-Up-Hill in Cricklewood.

 

Ottawa Journal, May 30, 1896, page 7, column 6.

 

In 1895, Edgar (probably with Henriette) was at Oak Lodge, on Oak Bay Avenue, between McGregor Avenue and Rockland Avenue.

By the fall of 1895, Edgar and Henriette were offering their services at a studio on Sparks Street in Ottawa.

 

Ottawa Journal, August 12, 1895, page 7, column 5.

 

By 1897, they had a studio at 72 Sydney Street in St. John, New Brunswick.

 

Ottawa Journal, July 31, 1897, page 3, column 1.

 

Edgar went to South Africa in 1898.

 

Ottawa Citizen, June 27, 1898, page 8, column 4.

 

 

To Vancouver

In 1899, Edgar and Henriette arrived in Vancouver. On July 25, 1899, the social column on page 8 of the Vancouver World had the following announcement:

“Mr. and Mrs. Buck, well known in musical circles in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, have arrived in the city and are guests at the Hotel Badminton. They intend to take up their abode in Vancouver. Mrs. Buck is a Parisienne by birth [sic], and for many years has followed the vocation of teaching French. Mr. Buck is a professional teacher of music and elocution, and was for some time conductor of the Toronto Vocal Society, consisting of over 200 members. They will undoubtedly prove themselves of value to musical circles in this city.”

By 1901, they were teaching from their studio at 753 Burrard Street.

 

Edgar’s Death

Shortly after the declaration of peace at the end of the Boer War in 1902, Edgar went on a trip to South Africa, going by way of Australia.

He died on July 16, 1902, on the way from Australia to Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Vancouver Daily World, October 10, 1902, page 8, column 4.

 

Vancouver Daily World, November 19, 1902, page 8, column 3.

 

 

Henriette in Vancouver

From 1903 to 1906, Henriette operated a day school at 923 Georgia Street. She lived in a series of houses in Vancouver, including 1025 Eveleigh Street in 1904 and 746 Gilford Street in 1905 and 1906.

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1904, page 660.

 

In 1907, she moved the school to 1140 Pender Street. After 1907, there is no further sign of Henriette in Vancouver.

 

 

Marriage to George Bullen

Henriette married George Charles Bullen in Los Angeles, California on October 10, 1908. He was born in Canada in the mid-1800s. (His actual birthdate is unavailable, and various estimates range between 1853 and 1861).

His parents were William Fitzherbert Bullen and Anne Amelia Milne. One of his brothers was William Fitzherbert Bullen (1857-1921), a ship-builder who was based in Victoria, British Columbia.

 

Victoria Daily Times, October 4, 1921, page 12, column 1.

 

 

Victoria Daily Times, October 3, 1921, page 10, column 3.

 

Notices of Henriette’s and George’s wedding appeared in Los Angeles and Vancouver newspapers.

 

Los Angeles Herald, October 1, 1908, page 10, column 5.

 

The Vancouver Province included marriage information from the original Los Angeles Herald article.

 

Vancouver Province, October 8, 1908, page 9, column 5.

 

The original article in the Los Angeles Herald included two other details: George was the “auditor of the Western Engineering company”; and George and Henrietta were living on Sunset Boulevard.

 

Los Angeles Herald, October 4, 1908, page 11, column 5.

 

Henriette’s and George’s Married Life

In 1909, Henriette appeared in the San Francisco social directory as a member of the Highland Park Ebell Society. Her address was 5418 Marmion Way in Highland Park, Los Angeles.

 

Highland Park Ebell Society, San Francisco blue book (Volume 1909), page 407, column 1; https://archive.org/details/sanfranciscoblue1909sanf/page/407.

 

(The Ebell Society was originally called the International Academy for the Advancement of Women. Its first chapter was in Oakland, California. After the feminist Adrian John Ebell died in 1877, the Oakland chapter adopted his surname, as did several other chapters of the society: Adrian John Ebell, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_John_Ebell.)

 

George was in the 1909 Los Angeles City Directory. He was the auditor for Western Engineering Company, which was a firm of consulting engineers. He was living at 1429 Elk Avenue.

 

Los Angeles City Directory, 1909, page 225, column 1.

 

Los Angeles City Directory, 1909, page 1441, column 1.

 

Elk Avenue had formerly been called Shepherd Road. (The current Los Angeles street names are quite different. It appears that Elk Avenue received yet another new name. In addition, nearby Philleo Street later became part of North Rampart Boulevard.)

 

Los Angeles Street and Avenue Guide, 1906, page 118.

 

Henriette went to Victoria, British Columbia in the summer of 1909.

 

Victoria Daily Times, August 2, 1909, page 9, column 4.

 

“At the City Hotels: Empress Hotel,” Victoria Daily Colonist, August 3, 1909, page 11, column 2; https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19090803uvic/19090803#page/n11/mode/1up/search/g+c.

 

George and Henriette were still at 1429 Elk Avenue in the 1910 United States census. However, their marriage was not going well. George was often intoxicated, and he had a history of writing bad cheques, which he continued after the marriage.

 

Vancouver Province, July 20, 1906, page 12, column 5.

 

By the fall of 1910, Henriette filed for divorce from George.

 

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 33, Number 38, November 8, 1910, page 8, column 1; https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=LAH19101108.2.66.4&e=——-en–20–1–txt-txIN——–1.

 

In March 1911, George was charged with writing fictitious cheques.

 

Los Angeles Times, March 17, 1911, page 7, column 2.

 

Los Angeles Times, March 21, 1911, page 18, column 1.

 

The court ruled in favour of Henriette’s claim for divorce.

 

 

Los Angeles Times, March 22, 1911, page 18, column 3.

 

George received a sentence of three years’ probation.

 

Los Angeles Times, April 22, 1911, page 18, column 3.

 

Henriette died in the Good Samaritan Hospital on August 10, 1911.

 

Highland Park News-Herald & Journal, August 12, 1911, page 1, column 5; https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=HPNHJ19110812.2.16&e=——-en–20–1–txt-txIN——–1.

 

 

Henriette’s Estate

George attempted to claim a portion of Henriette’s estate, but her mother and her sister resisted his claim.

 

Los Angeles Times, September 14, 1911, page 18, columns 2-3.

 

It appears that George did not acquire any of Henriette’s estate. In 1915, he was continuing his habit of writing bad cheques.

 

San Francisco Examiner, July 30, 1915, page 10, column 2.

 

It appears that George died on October 25, 1918. He was buried in Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, Marin County, California.

 

 

 

Henriette’s Sister

Henriette’s sister was Louise Augustine Berdot (1867-1958), who lived in Portland, Oregon. (She was sometimes called “Selina Louise” or “Augustine Celina.” )

In 1897, she was a French teacher in Portland.

 

Portland, Oregon City Directory, 1897, page 163.

 

Louise was married to Adam Morrison Breingan (1863–1915). Their 12-year-old son died in 1913.

 

Morning Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), March 5, 1913, page 17, column 3.

 

 

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Henri Joseph Berdot (father of Henriette Elizabeth Berdot)

Henri Joseph Berdot (–1906); Birth: Unknown; Death: 27 JUL 1906 (ancestry.ca).

 

Marie Virginie Del’ Epine (father of Henriette Elizabeth Berdot)

Marie Virginie Del’ Epine (ancestry.ca).

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Henrietta (Harriett) Elizabeth Berdot

Harriet E Vuck (sic) (1872–); Birth ABT 1872, France [sic]; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

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Mme. Henriette Buck, Frances E. Williard and Mary A. Livermore, American Women, Fifteen Hundred Biographies, New York, Mast, Crowell and Kirkpatrick, (revised edition, 1897), pages 133-134; https://archive.org/details/americanwomenfif01live/page/133; (includes photograph of Henriette Buck).

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Ottawa Citizen – Jul 25, 1896, page 18, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MXg1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=5NgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4208%2C1154253: “English and French Select Day School and Kindergarten for Boys and Girls. Re-opens September 7th. Hours from 9:30 to … o’clock. Private English and French lessons at the school every afternoon. For full particulars address Madame Buck, P.O. Bos 416.”

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLW2-F9Y : 8 December 2017), George Charles Bullen and Harriet Elisabeth Buck, 01 Oct 1908; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,033,214.

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Ebell Club of Highland Park

Finding aid to the Highland Park Ebell Club Records Ebell.001; Online Archive of California; https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c89k4fbj/: The Ebell Club of Highland Park was founded in December of 1903 at the Highland Park home of Ella G. Lunt, a co-founder in 1896 of the Ebell Club of Long Beach. Women’s clubs that adopted the name “Ebell” were modeled on a prototype established in Oakland, California (1876) following a visit by Dr. Adrian Ebell, a scholar whose plan to improve women’s education and active role in society involved organizing “circles or chapters for the study of arts and science.” The Ebell Club of Highland Park (HP) reflected this serious orientation in its stated object, “advancement in all lines of general culture, and promotion of the well-being of the community in which we live.”

 

William Henry Meade Ogle Buck (father of Walter Edgar Buck)

William Henry Meade Ogle Buck (Revd) (1813–1898); Birth: 6 JAN 1813, Dublin City, Ireland; Death: 14 MARCH 1898, Eastbourne, Sussex, United Kingdom (ancestry.ca).

Genuki, Seaford; https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/SSX/Seaford: “Seaford is a rising watering-place, and one of the Cinque Ports, having separate local jurisdiction, 3½ miles from Newhaven, 60 from London, 13 east from Brighton, 11 south from Lewes, and 9 west from Eastbourne, in the Eastern division of the county, Flexborough hundred, Lewes county court district and archdeaconry, Pevensey rape and rural deanery, union of Eastbourne, diocese of Chichester. . . . The living is a vicarage, annexed to that of Sutton (Sutton-cum-Seaford), vicarial tithes commuted at £240 per annum, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held by the Rev. William Henry Meade Buck, of Trinity College, Dublin.”

Seaford Monumental Inscriptions Group; https://www.seamig.org.uk/stleonardsH.htm: “William Henry Meade Buck; 34 years Vicar of this Parish,“He being dead yet speaketh,” born January 6th 1813, died March 14th 1898; Mary, only daughter of the above, born November 7th 1838, died December 4th 1900; Elizabeth Filgate, wife of the above, born November 24th 1812, who died September 1st 1905.

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Elizabeth Filgate Ponder (mother of Walter Edgar Buck)

Elizabeth Filgate Ponder (1813–1905); Birth: ABT 1813, Dublin City, Ireland; Death: 1 SEP 1905, Eastbourne, Sussex, United Kingdom (ancestry.ca).

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Manuel Garcia (singer and teacher)

Manuel Garcia, Voice Talk: Perspectives on the Art of Singing, http://www.voice-talk.net/2010/08/simple-idea-of-manuel-garcia.html

Manuel Garcia, Obituary, RCM Magazine 2/3 (1906), 63–4, http://www.cph.rcm.ac.uk/Tour/Pages/Mayfield.htm

Manuel Patricio Rodríguez García (17 March 1805 – 1 July 1906), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Garc%C3%ADa_(baritone)

Dr Manuel Garcia, II, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54314270.

Musical Record and Review, Issues 157-209, Dexter Smith, Lorin Fuller Deland, Philip Hale, Thomas Tapper, O. Ditson & Company, 1881 – Music, pages 625, 657, 680, 717, 737, 876, 917.

“Laryngeal Mirror used by Manuel Garcia, the Discoverer of Auto-laryngoscopy; also the Apparatus used by him to demonstrate the Physiology of the Vocal Cords,” by Irwin Moore, M.B.; Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, volume 10, February 2, 1917, pages 71-72; https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/003591571701000629.

Garcia the Centenarian and his Times, by M. Sterling Mackinlay; London: Hutchinson & Co., Paternoster Row, 1908; http://www.hellenicaworld.com/Music/Literature/MSterlingMackinlay/en/GarciaTheCentenarian.html.

Mapesbury Residents Association; Notables living (or lived) in Mapesbury; http://mapra.org.uk/Notables.htm: “Manuel Patricio Rodriguez Garcia (1805-1906): the most famous singing teacher of his time,  taught Jenny Lind and invented the larynxscope. Lived Mon Abri, 27 Shoot up Hill.”

 

Walter Edgar Buck (husband of Henrietta (Harriett) Elizabeth Berdot)

Ottawa Journal, 1887, January 25, 1887, page 4, “A short literary and musical programme added much to the interest of the evening. Mr. W. Edgar Buck, a former Ottawaite, who has just returned from Boston when be occupied the position of trainer of the voice in the New England Conservatory of Music in that city, has opened classes in . . . culture and elocution here. Mr. Buck’s reputation as a musician is one which entitles him to every success in Ottawa. Mr. Buck is a certificated pupil of the celebrated musical instructor, Signor Manuel Garcia, of London, England.”

At the Mercy of the Waves. Song, words & music by W. E. Buck. [In G and Bb.] by W. Edgar Buck (1889), http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mercy-Waves-words-music-Buck/dp/B0000CTSTJ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393893224&sr=1-1.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGLQ-FFF : 20 October 2017), Walter Buck in household of William Buck, Liverpool, Lancashire, England; citing Liverpool, Lancashire, England, p. 11, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MG-SVYR : 22 April 2019), H in household of H O, Newington, Surrey, England, United Kingdom; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWGD-KBT : accessed 04 Mar 2014), Walter Buck, St James Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148172-00746.pdf.

Winnipeg Free Press, Wednesday, July 13, 1892, page 5, column 4: “At the City Hotels: Queens: . . . W. Edgar Buck, Toronto . . ..”

Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Oregon, The Office, 1893, page 209; http://books.google.ca/books?id=d0VOAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA209&lpg=PA209&dq=%22w+edgar+buck%22&source=bl&ots=HN6vRPoudD&sig=nDQ_E7n05K4FP3NV2t_ED5WmvZs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Yx8VU6_hD8Hs0QGmyoDgAQ&ved=0CEwQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=%22w%20edgar%20buck%22&f=false: Trade Marks: W. Edgar Buck, Portland Or., “The Portland College of Music and Dramatic Art School,” Aug. 26, 1892.

Dale McIntosh, History of Music in British Columbia, 1850-1950, Victoria, Sono Nis Press, 1989, pages 68, 91, 96, 157, 178.

  • Page 68: “In the fall of 1893 the group [Victoria Musical Society] reorganized under W. Edgar Buck, a local singing teacher, and immediately opened its membership to the public under the name Victoria Choral Society, giving their first concert on 9 May 1894 conducted by F. Victor Austin, a newcomer to Victoria and a violinist of considerable ability. . . . Buck and Austin represent good examples of the quality of musical instruction being offered to British Columbia musicians before the turn of the century. Buck, who was a brother of the composer Dudley Buck, spent only two years in Victoria but exercised a profound influence upon the standards of music making there in that time.”

[NOTE: The relationship with the composer Dudley Buck (1839- 1909) is not certain. [Dudley Buck, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley_Buck.] Dudley Buck was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1839: [Dudley Buck, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley_Buck.] Some sources say that Edgar Buck was born in England in 1864, so he would have been 25 years younger than Dudley Buck. One source says that Edgar Buck was about 60 years old in 1902, so he could have been born in the early 1840s. However, the United States censuses that include Dudley Buck as a younger man do not include a Walter Buck or Edgar Buck: “United States Census, 1860,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHR7-138 : accessed 04 Mar 2014), Dudley Buck in entry for Dudley Buck, 1860.]

  • Page 91: Victoria: Musical Society: 1892: J.W. Yarnley (1892-93); W. Edgar Buck (1893-94).
  • Page 96: W. Edgar Buck, brother of the composer Dudley Buck.
  • Page 157: Victoria: Il Trovatore: 1895, R. Eurick, W. Edgar Buck (Directors).
  • Page 178: Victoria Conservatory of Music: Later additions to this school included F. Victor Austin, E.H. Russell, and W. Edgar Buck.

Alfred Emberson, Victoria Illustrated (All about Victoria, British Columbia), Victoria, British Columbia, Victoria Printing and Publishing Company, 1891, page 91 (illustration of the Five Sisters Block).

Dorothy Blakey-Smith, The Reminiscences of Doctor John Sebastian Helmcken, Vancouver, UBC Press, 2011, page 114, footnote 1 (history of the Five Sisters Block).

Victoria Daily Colonist, January 20, 1894, page 8, http://fultonhistory.com/Newspapers%2021/Vicroria%20BC%20Daily%20Colonist/Vicroria%20BC%20Daily%20Colonist%20%20%201894/Vicroria%20BC%20Daily%20Colonist%201894%20(140).pdf: “Mr. and Madame W. Edgar Buck having severed their connection with the Conservatory of Music, will be glad to receive pupils at their new studio, 85 and 87 Five Sisters Block, after January 1. Instruction in opera, oratorio and concert singing. French lessons, private and conversation classes. Residence ‘Mon Abri,’ Rockland avenue.” [“Mon abri” means “my shelter” or “my refuge.”]

Victoria Daily Colonist, May 6, 1894, page 7, http://europa.library.uvic.ca/colonist/tc/1894/05/06/18940506007.pdf, “An extremely interesting as well as musically excellent programme is that to be presented at Institute hall next Wednesday evening by the Victoria choral society, under the direction of Mr. W. Edgar Buck. . . .” “On Thursday week (May 17), Professor Buck presents another musical programme also of sterling merit. . . .”

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1894, page 275 (Victoria): Buck, W Edgar, vocal teacher, res. “Mon Abri,” Belcher.

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1894, page 285 (Victoria), Belcher Avenue: St. [Charles Street intersects] “Mon Abri,” Buck, W Edgar [Rockland Avenue begins here].

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1895, page 367 (Victoria): Buck, W Edgar, prof of singing, Oak Lodge, Oak Bay ave.

Victoria Daily Colonist, March 3, 1895, Page 5, column 2 (near bottom); http://europa.library.uvic.ca/colonist/tc/1895/03/03/18950303005.pdf: “The second recital of the junior pupils of Victoria College of Music under the tuition of Madame Buck and Miss A. Wey, was held in the college, Government street, yesterday afternoon . . ..”

Ottawa Journal, October 10, 1895, page 3; Ottawa Journal, October 17, 1895, page 3, “SINGING LESSONS VOCAL CULTURE. ELOCUTION. ITALIAN SCHOOL, based upon the anatomy of the vocal organs, by the very latest researches with the laryngoscope, by . . . Manuel Garcia. MR. EDGAR BUCK Bass. Graduate with Manuel Garcia, London, Eng. FRENCH LANGUAGE by MADAME HENRIETTA BUCK, from Paris, with Diploma. Studio: 188 SPARKS STREET. Residence: 83 GLOUCESTER STREET. Pupils may commence at any time.”

Ottawa, Associated Charities Of. (2013). pp. 15-6. Report of the Annual Meeting of the Associated Charities of Ottawa for 1896-1897. London: Forgotten Books. (Original work published 1897), http://www.forgottenbooks.org/readbook_text/Report_of_the_Annual_Meeting_of_the_Associated_Charities_of_Ottawa_for_1000683155/27: p.18 (27): “A letter was read from Mr. W. Edgar Buck offering to donate free of expense one half of the net proceeds of certain operatic performances in the city to be given at the beginning of December.”

St. John Daily Sun – Aug 16, 1898, page 7, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AvVQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0igDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2799%2C4039971;

St. John Daily Sun – Aug 19, 1898, page 7, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BfVQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0igDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2772%2C3770542: “Singing Lessons, Voice Culture, Elocution, Mr. W.E. Buck, Graduate with Manuel Garcia, London, Eng. Prepares Pupils for Concerts, Church Choirs, Oratorio and Opera. Free Voice Trials 12 to 2 and 6 to 8. French Conversation, Reading, etc. Children’s and Adult Classes and Private Lessons by Madame Buck of Paris, with Diploma. Studio – 72 Sydney Street, St. John.”

Ottawa Journal, October 9, 1899, page 5, Newspapers.com, http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/41525195/‎: “While In Vancouver Mr. Clayton met an old friend in Mr. W. Edgar Buck, who is now principal of the Conservatory of Music. Madame Buck has a large school . . .”

1901 Canada Census, British Columbia, Vancouver (City/Cité), D-4, page 12,family 105, lines 8-10, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59791&highlight=8&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Walter+E.+Buck.

St. John Daily Sun – Oct 21, 1902, page 2, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9WgjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jCkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2951%2C3618714 (link leads to top of column 4; article is at bottom of column 4). “Death of Prof. W. Edgar Buck. J.N. Sutherland, divisional freight agent of the Canadian Pacific Railway, is in receipt of news of the death of his friend, Prof. W. Edgar Buck, the well-known musician from whom he was expecting a visit at an early date. Many friends in St. John will hear the news with regret. Madame Buck, who is now resident in Vancouver, received a cablegram on Oct. 9 from her brother-in-law in England announcing Mr. Buck’s death. Soon after the declaration of peace, Mr. Buck left Vancouver for South Africa, going by way of Australia. Mme. Buck heard from him in Australia and was expecting to hear of his arrival in Cape Town when the sad news was received. It is supposed that he died on the passage to South Africa. Mr. Buck, who was about 60 years of age, was one of a family of well-known composers and during his residence in St. John, which he left about three years ago for Vancouver, took a very active interest in musical matters. Mr. Sutherland had expected Mr. Buck to visit him on his way home from Africa. He was at one time located in Ottawa.”

 

Louise Augustine Berdot (sister of Henrietta (Harriett) Elizabeth Berdot; wife of Adam Morrison Breingan)

Louise Augustine Berdot, http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Louise_Berdot_%281%29

Louise Augustine Berdot, http://records.ancestry.com/Louise_Augustine_Berdot_records.ashx?pid=104387430

Louise Augustine Berdot (1867–1958); Birth: 11 MAR 1867, France; Death: 18 NOV 1958, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA (ancestry.ca).

Louise Augustine Berdot , http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bode%2Dnorvell&id=I08660

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2X3P-BK4 : accessed 04 Mar 2014), Augustine Selina Berdot, 1867.

“Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZ4S-NDC : 11 December 2014), Louise A Breingan, 1958; from “Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2000); citing Multnomah, Oregon, certificate number 13472, Oregon State Archives and Records Center, Salem.

 

Adam Morrison Breingan (husband of Louise Augustine Berdot)

Adam Morrison Breingan (1863–1915); Birth: 20 DEC 1863, Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland; Death: 16 DEC 1915, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA (ancestry.ca).

“Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYTP-PS3 : accessed 04 Mar 2014), Adam Morrison Breingan, 20 Dec 1863; citing AUCHTERDERRAN,FIFE,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6035516.

“Scotland Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBGK-NVQ : 8 December 2017), Adam Breingan, Markinch, Fife, Scotland; from “1871 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 8, PRO T 1, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 103,994.

“Scotland Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMXZ-9NN : 7 December 2017), Adam M Breingan, Markinch, Fife, Scotland; from “1881 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 8, PRO T 1, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 203,529.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSD2-HFX : accessed 04 Mar 2014), Adam M Breingan, Precinct 28 Portland city Ward 6, Multnomah, Oregon, United States; citing sheet , family 91, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241350.

“United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLYB-YSH : accessed 04 Mar 2014), Adam M Breingan, Portland Ward 10, Multnomah, Oregon, United States; citing sheet , family 49, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375300.

“Oregon, Death Index, 1903-1998,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZHR-MVT : accessed 04 Mar 2014), Adam M Breingan, 1915.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2R-GP1R : 13 December 2015), Adam Morrison Breingan, 1915; Burial, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States of America, River View Cemetery; citing record ID 77456582, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/77456582: “Adam Morrison Breingan; Birth: 2 Dec 1863, Moray, Scotland; Death: 16 Dec 1915 (aged 52), Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA; Burial: River View Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA; Plot: Sec 109, Lot 342, Grave 4; Memorial ID: 77456582.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7N12-5CPZ : 13 March 2019), Adam Morrison Breingan, ; Burial, , Saint Drostan’s Cemetery; citing record ID 195303020, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/195303020: “Birth: 20 Dec 1863; Death: 16 Dec 1915 (aged 51); Burial: Saint Drostan’s Cemetery, Markinch, Fife, Scotland; Memorial ID: 195303020.”

 

William Fitzherbert Bullen III (father of George Charles Bullen)

William Fitzherbert Bullen III (1835–1918); Birth: 11 AUGUST 1835, Delaware, Ontario, Canada; Death: 26 JANUARY 1918, London, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca)

“Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLPR-RZQ : 10 February 2018), William Fitzherbert Bullen and Anne Mullen, 12 Dec 1833; citing Saint Paul’S Anglican,London,Middlesex,Ontario; FHL microfilm 928,967.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMF5-C2N : 11 March 2018), Wm Fitzherbert Bullen and Eliza Jane Gross, 24 Apr 1841 [sic” 1871]; citing registration , Glencoe, Kent, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,695.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47C-K29 : 24 October 2018), W F June Bullen, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; citing 1871; citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVD2-DTL : 4 October 2018), William Bullen, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing William Bullen, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLF-6Q1 : 18 March 2018), William F. Bullen, London (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TJ-12B : 27 April 2019), William Fitzherbert Bullen, 26 Jan 1918; citing London, Middlesex, Ontario, yr 1918 cn 25888, Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,883.

 

Anne Eliza Milne [Mullen] (mother of George Charles Bullen)

Anne Eliza Milne (1836–1870); Birth: ABOUT 1836, Ontario, Canada; Death: 21 JANUARY 1870, Strathroy, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLPR-RZ3 : 10 February 2018), William Fitzherbert Bullen and Anne Mullen, 12 Dec 1833; citing Saint Paul’s Anglican,London,Middlesex,Ontario; FHL microfilm 928,967.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL25-Q6BB : 12 September 2017), Anne Eliza Milne Bullen, 1870; Burial, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, Woodland Cemetery; citing record ID 181967323, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/181967323: “Anne Eliza Milne Bullen; Birth: 1833; Death:  21 Feb 1870 (aged 36–37), Strathroy, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada; Burial: Woodland Cemetery, London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 181967323. Daughter of John Duncan Milne. Married to William Fitzherbert Bullen III on 11 Aug 1856 in Delaware, Middlesex County, Ontario Province, Canada.”

 

Eliza Jane Gross (wife of William Fitzherbert Bullen III)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMF5-C2K : 11 March 2018), Wm Fitzherbert Bullen and Eliza Jane Gross, 24 Apr 1841 [sic: 1871]; citing registration , Glencoe, Kent, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,695.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47C-KKG : 24 October 2018), E J Bullen in household of W F June Bullen, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; citing 1871; citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVD2-VMS : 4 October 2018), Jane Bullen in household of William Bullen, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing William Bullen, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLF-67M : 18 March 2018), Eliza J Bullen, London (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

 

George Charles Bullen (husband of Henrietta Elizabeth Berdot)

George Charles Bullen (1865–1918); Birth: 1 SEPTEMBER 1865, London, Ontario, Canada; Death: DECEMBER 1918, California, United States (ancestry.ca).

George Charles Bullen (1865–1918); BIRTH 1 SEP 1865, London, Middlesex County, Ontario Province, Canada; death: 25 OCT 1918, Marin, California, USA (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47C-KKM : 24 October 2018), C F Bullen in household of W F June Bullen, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; citing 1871; citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. [possible connection].

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVD2-VMW : 4 October 2018), Charles Bullen in household of William Bullen, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; from “1881 Canadian Census.” Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing William Bullen, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. [possible connection].

Ancestry.com. California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. California Department of Public Health, courtesy of http://www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com. Digital Images. Name: George Charles Bullen; Gender: Male; Event Type: Marriage; Marriage Date: 10 Oct 1908; Marriage Place: Los Angeles, California, USA; Spouse: Harrietta E. Buck.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLW2-F95 : 8 December 2017), George Charles Bullen and Harriet Elisabeth Buck, 01 Oct 1908; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,033,214.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK91-C2WQ : 8 November 2017), George C Bullen, 1918; citing 36999, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 1,686,044.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8FY-955 : 8 December 2017), George Charles Bullen and Harriet Elisabeth Buck, 01 Oct 1908; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,018.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVLS-8M4 : accessed 13 May 2019), George C Ballen, Los Angeles Assembly District 74, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 74, sheet 20B, family 548, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 84; FHL microfilm 1,374,097.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKS-F4XF : 13 December 2015), George Charles Bullen, 1918; Burial, San Rafael, Marin, California, United States of America, Mount Tamalpais Cemetery; citing record ID 35365921, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35365921: “George Charles Bullen, Birth: 1853, Canada; Death: 25 Oct 1918 (aged 64–65), San Rafael, Marin County, California, USA; Burial: Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, Marin County, California, USA; Plot: Section J Lot 41; Memorial ID; 35365921.”

 

William Fitzherbert Bullen (brother of George Charles Bullen)

William Fitzherbert Bullen, in J. F. Bosher, Imperial Vancouver Island, Who Was Who, 1850-1950; Xlibris Corporation, 2010, page 167; https://books.google.ca/books?id=VMmZhkMzy-IC&pg=PA167&lpg=PA167#v=onepage&q&f=false.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG9-SXY : 8 November 2017), William Fitzherbert Bullen, 1921.

id=59791&highlight=9&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Henrietta+Buck

Ottawa Citizen – Jul 25, 1896, page 18, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MXg1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=5NgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4208%2C1154253: “English and French Select Day School and Kindergarten for Boys and Girls. Re-opens September 7th. Hours from 9:30 to … o’clock. Private English and French lessons at the school every afternoon. For full particulars address Madame Buck, P.O. Bos 416.”

[Tentative connection]: “Oregon, Death Index, 1903-1998,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZCM-HTL : accessed 04 Mar 2014), Henrietta Elizabeth Buck, 1923.

 

Walter Edgar Buck

Manuel Garcia, Voice Talk: Perspectives on the Art of Singing, http://www.voice-talk.net/2010/08/simple-idea-of-manuel-garcia.html

Manuel Garcia, Obituary, RCM Magazine 2/3 (1906), 63–4, http://www.cph.rcm.ac.uk/Tour/Pages/Mayfield.htm

Manuel Patricio Rodríguez García (17 March 1805 – 1 July 1906), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Garc%C3%ADa_(baritone)

Dr Manuel Garcia, II, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54314270.

Musical Record and Review, Issues 157-209, Dexter Smith, Lorin Fuller Deland, Philip Hale, Thomas Tapper, O. Ditson & Company, 1881 – Music, pages 625, 657, 680, 717, 737, 876, 917,

Ottawa Journal, 1887, January 25, 1887, page 4, “A short literary and musical programme added much to the interest of the evening. Mr. W. Edgar Buck, a former Ottawaite, who has just returned from Boston when be occupied the position of trainer of the voice in the New England Conservatory of Music in that city, has opened classes in . . . culture and elocution here. Mr. Buck’s reputation as a musician is one which entitles him to every success in Ottawa. Mr. Buck is a certificated pupil of the celebrated musical instructor, Signor Manuel Garcia, of London, England.”

At the Mercy of the Waves. Song, words & music by W. E. Buck. [In G and B™¬.] by W. Edgar Buck (1889), http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mercy-Waves-words-music-Buck/dp/B0000CTSTJ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393893224&sr=1-1.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWGD-KBT : accessed 04 Mar 2014), Walter Buck, St James Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148172-00746.pdf.

Winnipeg Free Press, Wednesday, July 13, 1892, page 5, column 4: “At the City Hotels: Queens: . . . W. Edgar Buck, Toronto . . ..”

Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Oregon, The Office, 1893, page 209; http://books.google.ca/books?id=d0VOAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA209&lpg=PA209&dq=%22w+edgar+buck%22&source=bl&ots=HN6vRPoudD&sig=nDQ_E7n05K4FP3NV2t_ED5WmvZs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Yx8VU6_hD8Hs0QGmyoDgAQ&ved=0CEwQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=%22w%20edgar%20buck%22&f=false: Trade Marks: W. Edgar Buck, Portland Or., “The Portland College of Music and Dramatic Art School,” Aug. 26, 1892.

Dale McIntosh, History of Music in British Columbia, 1850-1950, Victoria, Sono Nis Press, 1989, pages 68, 91, 96, 157, 178.

  • Page 68: “In the fall of 1893 the group [Victoria Musical Society] reorganized under W. Edgar Buck, a local singing teacher, and immediately opened its membership to the public under the name Victoria Choral Society, giving their first concert on 9 May 1894 conducted by F. Victor Austin, a newcomer to Victoria and a violinist of considerable ability. . . . Buck and Austin represent good examples of the quality of musical instruction being offered to British Columbia musicians before the turn of the century. Buck, who was a brother of the composer Dudley Buck, spent only two years in Victoria but exercised a profound influence upon the standards of music making there in that time.” [NOTE: The relationship with the composer Dudley Buck (1839- 1909) is not certain. [Dudley Buck, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley_Buck.] Dudley Buck was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1839: [Dudley Buck, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley_Buck.] Some sources say that Edgar Buck was born in England in 1864, so he would have been 25 years younger than Dudley Buck. One source says that Edgar Buck was about 60 years old in 1902, so he could have been born in the early 1840s. However, the United States censuses that include Dudley Buck as a younger man do not include a Walter Buck or Edgar Buck: “United States Census, 1860,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHR7-138 : accessed 04 Mar 2014), Dudley Buck in entry for Dudley Buck, 1860.]
  • Page 91: Victoria: Musical Society: 1892: J.W. Yarnley (1892-93); W. Edgar Buck (1893-94).
  • Page 96: W. Edgar Buck, brother of the composer Dudley Buck.
  • Page 157: Victoria: Il Trovatore: 1895, R. Eurick, W. Edgar Buck (Directors).
  • Page 178: Victoria Conservatory of Music: Later additions to this school included F. Victor Austin, E.H. Russell, and W. Edgar Buck.

Alfred Emberson, Victoria Illustrated (All about Victoria, British Columbia), Victoria, British Columbia, Victoria Printing and Publishing Company, 1891, page 91 (illustration of the Five Sisters Block).

Dorothy Blakey-Smith, The Reminiscences of Doctor John Sebastian Helmcken, Vancouver, UBC Press, 2011, page 114, footnote 1 (history of the Five Sisters Block).

Victoria Daily Colonist, January 20, 1894, page 8, http://fultonhistory.com/Newspapers%2021/Vicroria%20BC%20Daily%20Colonist/Vicroria%20BC%20Daily%20Colonist%20%20%201894/Vicroria%20BC%20Daily%20Colonist%201894%20(140).pdf: “Mr. and Madame W. Edgar Buck having severed their connection with the Conservatory of Music, will be glad to receive pupils at their new studio, 85 and 87 Five Sisters Block, after January 1. Instruction in opera, oratorio and concert singing. French lessons, private and conversation classes. Residence ‘Mon Abri,’ Rockland avenue.” [“Mon abri” means “my shelter” or “my refuge.”]

Victoria Daily Colonist, May 6, 1894, page 7, http://europa.library.uvic.ca/colonist/tc/1894/05/06/18940506007.pdf, “An extremely interesting as well as musically excellent programme is that to be presented at Institute hall next Wednesday evening by the Victoria choral society, under the direction of Mr. W. Edgar Buck. . . .” “On Thursday week (May 17), Professor Buck presents another musical programme also of sterling merit. . . .”

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1894, page 275 (Victoria): Buck, W Edgar, vocal teacher, res. “Mon Abri,” Belcher.

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1894, page 285 (Victoria), Belcher Avenue: St. [Charles Street intersects] “Mon Abri,” Buck, W Edgar [Rockland Avenue begins here].

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1895, page 367 (Victoria): Buck, W Edgar, prof of singing, Oak Lodge, Oak Bay ave.

Victoria Daily Colonist, March 3, 1895, Page 5, column 2 (near bottom); http://europa.library.uvic.ca/colonist/tc/1895/03/03/18950303005.pdf: “The second recital of the junior pupils of Victoria College of Music under the tuition of Madame Buck and Miss A. Wey, was held in the college, Government street, yesterday afternoon . . ..”

Ottawa Journal, October 10, 1895, page 3; Ottawa Journal, October 17, 1895, page 3, “SINGING LESSONS VOCAL CULTURE. ELOCUTION. ITALIAN SCHOOL, based upon the anatomy of the vocal organs, by the very latest researches with the laryngoscope, by . . . Manuel Garcia. MR. EDGAR BUCK Bass. Graduate with Manuel Garcia, London, Eng. FRENCH LANGUAGE by MADAME HENRIETTA BUCK, from Paris, with Diploma. Studio: 188 SPARKS STREET. Residence: 83 GLOUCESTER STREET. Pupils may commence at any time.”

Ottawa, Associated Charities Of. (2013). pp. 15-6. Report of the Annual Meeting of the Associated Charities of Ottawa for 1896-1897. London: Forgotten Books. (Original work published 1897), http://www.forgottenbooks.org/readbook_text/Report_of_the_Annual_Meeting_of_the_Associated_Charities_of_Ottawa_for_1000683155/27: p.18 (27): “A letter was read from Mr. W. Edgar Buck offering to donate free of expense one half of the net proceeds of certain operatic performances in the city to be given at the beginning of December.”

St. John Daily Sun – Aug 16, 1898, page 7, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AvVQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0igDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2799%2C4039971; St. John Daily Sun – Aug 19, 1898, page 7, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BfVQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0igDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2772%2C3770542: “Singing Lessons, Voice Culture, Elocution, Mr. W.E. Buck, Graduate with Manuel Garcia, London, Eng. Prepares Pupils for Concerts, Church Choirs, Oratorio and Opera. Free Voice Trials 12 to 2 and 6 to 8. French Conversation, Reading, etc. Children’s and Adult Classes and Private Lessons by Madame Buck of Paris, with Diploma. Studio – 72 Sydney Street, St. John.”

The Ottawa Journal, October 9, 1899, page 5, Newspapers.com, http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/41525195/‎: “While In Vancouver Mr. Clayton met an old friend in Mr. W. Edgar Buck, who is now principal of the Conservatory of Music. Madame Buck has a large school . . .”

1901 Canada Census, British Columbia, Vancouver (City/Cité), D-4, page 12,family 105, lines 8-10, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59791&highlight=8&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Walter+E.+Buck.

St. John Daily Sun – Oct 21, 1902, page 2, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9WgjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jCkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2951%2C3618714 (link leads to top of column 4; article is at bottom of column 4). “Death of Prof. W. Edgar Buck. J.N. Sutherland, divisional freight agent of the Canadian Pacific Railway, is in receipt of news of the death of his friend, Prof. W. Edgar Buck, the well known musician from whom he was expecting a visit at an early date. Many friends in St. John will hear the news with regret. Madame Buck, who is now resident in Vancouver, received a cablegram on Oct. 9 from her brother-in-law in England announcing Mr. Buck’s death. Soon after the declaration of peace, Mr. Buck left Vancouver for South Africa, going by way of Australia. Mme. Buck heard from him in Australia and was expecting to hear of his arrival in Cape Town when the sad news was received. It is supposed that he died on the passage to South Africa. Mr. Buck, who was about 60 years of age, was one of a family of well known composers and during his residence in St. John, which he left about three years ago for Vancouver, took a very active interest in musical matters. Mr. Sutherland had expected Mr. Buck to visit him on his way home from Africa. He was at one time located in Ottawa.”

 

Henrietta (Harriett) Elizabeth Berdot

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWGD-KBY : accessed 04 Mar 2014), Harriett Buck, St James Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148172-00746.pdf.

 

Louise Augustine Berdot (wife of Adam Morrison Breingan)

Louise Augustine Berdot, http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Louise_Berdot_%281%29

Louise Augustine Berdot, http://records.ancestry.com/Louise_Augustine_Berdot_records.ashx?pid=104387430

Louise Augustine Berdot , http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bode%2Dnorvell&id=I08660

“Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYTP-PS3 : accessed 04 Mar 2014), Adam Morrison Breingan, 20 Dec 1863; citing AUCHTERDERRAN,FIFE,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6035516.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSD2-HFX : accessed 04 Mar 2014), Adam M Breingan, Precinct 28 Portland city Ward 6, Multnomah, Oregon, United States; citing sheet , family 91, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241350.

“United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLYB-YSH : accessed 04 Mar 2014), Adam M Breingan, Portland Ward 10, Multnomah, Oregon, United States; citing sheet , family 49, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375300.

“Oregon, Death Index, 1903-1998,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZHR-MVT : accessed 04 Mar 2014), Adam M Breingan, 1915.

“Oregon, Death Index, 1903-1998,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZ4S-NDC : accessed 04 Mar 2014), Louise A Breingan, 1958.

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2X3P-BK4 : accessed 04 Mar 2014), Augustine Selina Berdot, 1867.

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