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Harry Clemens  Buell

Harry Clemens Buell

Male 1911 - 2002  (91 years)

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  • Name Harry Clemens Buell 
    Born 27 Mar 1911  Eastford, Windham County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Father: Charles Edgar Buell, born 28 Jul 1871 and died 22 Apr 1945 in Petersham, Massachusetts.
      Mother: Mabel Lydia Clemens, born 16 Jun 1879 and died 1 Aug 1965.
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1917 to 2002  Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Census 1920  Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Graduation 1929  Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Agency: Petersham High School 
    Census 1930  Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Graduation 1931  Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Agency: Stockbridge School of Agriculture, now the University of Massachusetts 
    Married To Sep 1938  Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Ruth Beals. She was born 6 March 1913 and died in December 1976. 
    Census 1940  Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    History 2002  [3
    According to his obituary, "While operating Hope Farm, he also did construction work and started Petersham Sanitary Service, and was still working the farm at age 91. In 1941, he purchased the first tractor in town and expanded his summer garden produce sale and increased his dairy herd. In 1957, he and his first wife, the former Ruth Beals, built and operated Oak Ridge Dairy Bar until 1969, now Quabbin Woods Restaurant. She died in 1976. He was a charter member of the Petersham Orthodox Congregational Church. Buell was one of the founders and co-chairman of the Petersham Agricultural Fair from 1944 to 1962, served as animal inspector for 28 years, and served on the Petersham Board of Health for many years. He was also a past member of the Petersham School Parent-Teachers Association, serving as its president. He was a 56-year member of Star-Athol Lodge of Masons A.F. and A.M. He played for 53 years in the Petersham Brass Band. This summer, the Petersham Lions Club established "The Harry C. Buell Adult Agricultural Award" to honor his longstanding contribution to local agriculture and farming. Throughout his life, he contributed much to the Petersham community from his donations of produce to his construction of the "Buell Pond" on Oliver Street, as a place for townspeople to skate, fish and relax. He had a deep interest in stonework, as demonstrated in his building of a stone barn. He was also interested in the history of barns of Petersham, a Petersham Historical Society program. Concerned about the future of the land, he set up a trust to preserve part of the Buell homestead." 
    SSN 019-30-8489  [6
    Died 30 Sep 2002  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6
    Agency: Athol Memorial Hospital 
    Person ID I11167  Roy Family Genealogy | Roy Line
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2015 

    Family Shirley Frances Woodman,   b. 29 Oct 1917, Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 2016, Cabot, Butler County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1979  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 10
    Agency: St. John's Episcopal Church  
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Mar 1911 - Eastford, Windham County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1917 to 2002 - Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. - 1920 - Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - Agency: Petersham High School - 1929 - Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 19 - 1930 - Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - Agency: Stockbridge School of Agriculture, now the University of Massachusetts - 1931 - Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried To - Ruth Beals. She was born 6 March 1913 and died in December 1976. - Sep 1938 - Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - His occupation was listed as a farmer. - 1940 - Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Agency: St. John's Episcopal Church - 10 Nov 1979 - Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: Athol Memorial Hospital - 30 Sep 2002 - Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Shirley and Harry Buell
    Shirley and Harry Buell

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Services, Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2005).

    2. [S31] Bassingthwaite, Ruth, News Article: News of The Towns - Harry had a Happy Time at his 80th, (Barre, Massachusetts: The Barre Gazette, 4 November 1991 ).

    3. [S32] Obituary of Harry C. Buell. "Harry C. Buell Lifelong Farmer, Community Leader", (Athol, Massachusetts; Athol Daily News 1 October 2002).

    4. [S20] 1930 U.S. Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002).

    5. [S21] 1940 U.S. Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).

    6. [S10] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).

    7. [S1] Roy, Robert A., Personal Knowledge.

    8. [S27] Brodeur, Diane. Joseph Delvey Genealogy - Annotations, (Oxford, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1986).

    9. [S3] Brodeur, Diane. Descendants of Ruth Melinda Delvey, (Oxford, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1981).

    10. [S28] Wedding Invitation of Shirley F. Roy and Harry C. Buell, (1978).