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Harold C. Buckelew
(1889-1970)

Harold Croman Buckelew was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 27, 1889, the son of Katherine Marie Croman and Albert Henry Buckelew, an electrician with the New York Board of Fire Underwriters. He worked as a clerk in the Philadelphia Y.M.C.A. in 1910, while still living at home, and married Charlotte "Lottie" Rhodes in Philadelphia around 1913; they had at two sons, Albert (b. 1917) and Harold Jr.. In 1917, at the age of 28, he was working in the Central Branch of the Y.M.C.A. in Philadelphia. The following year he began collecting minerals. By 1920 he and his wife and son had moved in with his mother-in-law in Belleville, New Jersey, where he was employed as a speaker for the Chamber of Commerce. By 1930 he was living in South Orange, New Jersey, working for the New Jersey Laundryowners' Association. He died in South Orange in May 1970. After his death his collection was dispersed by Richard Hauck and Lawrence Conklin.

References:
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
Social Security Death Index.
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
U.S. Federal Census, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930.
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