A Surname Inquiry

Buck, Rawn, Slatter

Judy Barrette-Flint

 July 16, 2024

· Norman Richard Granville Buck is my 1st cousin twice removed (two times), and also my 3rd cousin twice removed (two times) – his father was my GG Uncle and his mother was my GG Aunt &ndask; his maternal grandparents (my GG Grandparents) were also first cousins – his paternal grandparents were also my GG Grandparents · Norm was born Oct.30, 1903 to John Buck (1873-1941) & Constance Evlin Slatter (1878-1950) in Brunel Twp.
· Norm and his brother Bernard Bruce were on the WWII Honour Roll (Military Service:
BUCK w@ca.on.muskoka.huntsville 1939-1945 BUCK B. B. (Bernard Bruce) lance corporal served WW2 BUCK N. (Norman) private served WW2 "Honour Roll" 390 names at Huntsville Post Office indexed Aug 2001 by OGS Sudbury Branch)· Norm was married to a Daisy Hayes (I have no proof that was her maiden name, but Norm's G Granddaughter says an aunt, she thinks, told her that was the name) probably between 1920 and 1930 as their children appear to be have been born 1930 and after &ndask; I would like to have documentation of their marriage (if they were, in fact, married) – The Huntsville Library has been unsuccessful in finding any documentation for me, so I am wondering if perhaps they weren't married in Huntsville
· Norm was living in Huntsville in the 1950's when I was a child and visited relatives there on a regular basis
· Norm died Sep. 24, 1971 (per cemetery headstone) – would like documentation on his death
· Norm is buried in the Locks Cemetery (military stone says he was a Sapper)
· I am also looking for marriage information and documentation on daughter Elizabeth "Betty" Yvonne Buck 1930-2006 who married John Robert Rawn 1920-2012. In particular, I would like to find more information on John Robert Rawn: his parents' names, where they were from, if they had any connection to the Rawns in Arthur, Ontario and maybe also in Holstein, Ontario.

Any information or assistance with information on Norm & Daisy Buck's family would be greatly appreciated. NOTE: I already have quite a bit of information on other Buck and Slatter relatives from the Huntsville area.



  • John Robert Rawn

    John Robert Rawn was my Great, Great Grandfather and whom I’m named after.
    My father was Edward John Henry Rawn son of Edwin and Christina Rawn. My grandfather Edwin was known by most as Edward his parents were Paul & Edith Rawn ( Maiden name: Edith Beswick ). I John Robert Rawn was born in Wasaga Beach ( Collingwood General & Marine Hospital to be exact ) in 1965 my brother Daniel J. Rawn in 1967, we moved to Stayner Ontario ( Sunnidale Township ) in 1972 were my Great uncle Abner Rawn was the mayor.My grandfather Edwin had 7 brothers, Calvin, Abner, Matt, Scholtz, Percy, Dolphus ( Mutt ) and Gordie. He also had 6 sisters Edie, Mary, Marge, Rita, Lillian and Victoria. My Grandfather Edwin and My Grandmother Christina had 3 children, my father Edward John Henry ( known as John or Joe ) Robert ( known as Bob) and Edna ( known as Babe ).Uncle Bob and Aunt Edna are the only ones left as my father passed away in July of 2015 in the town of Bracebridge Ontario, and despite most of us being buried in Stayner my Dad is in Lindsay.

  • Judy Barrette-Flint

    Yes, thanks, I have all of that.

  • Judy Barrette-Flint

    John Robert Rawn was born 1927, per his headstone in Locks Cemetery, Brunel Twp. So he wouldn’t be in 1921 census for me to check with his parents. He died 2012.but it appears there was no newspaper obit. He and Elizabeth Yvonne “Betty” Buck were married 23 Sep 1948 in Huntsville (so says her obit). My sister-in-law’s mother who lived in Holstein, Ontario area was maiden name “Rawn” and I think it would be neat if we found a connection between the two families, but to date no luck.

  • Diane Shaw

    1921 census West Street Huntsville Ontario
    BUCKJohn, 45, b Ontario, father b England, mother b Scotland?, mason, Church of EnglandConstance, 43, b Ont, parents b EnglalndJohn, son, 19Norman, 17Irene, 13Bruce, 11Children all born OntarioMarriageJohn Buck, 23, truckdriver, Church of England, s/o John Buck and Constance Slatter married Blanch Barrager, 18, b Detroit USA, Presbyterian, d/o Gordon Barrager and Louisa Wallace, witn: Mrs Clara Harker of Hamilton and Mrs C A Belfoy of Huntsville, 24 Dec 1924 at Huntsville,Bridegroom’s father b MuskokaBride’s father born Cheborgan USABlanche is living with her parents in Orrville on 1911 census. Declaration of birth 10 Nov 1925 at Huntsville by her mother Louisa Barrager.Blanche was born 16 Jan 1909 District of Parry Sound, parents were married Huntsville 25 Dec 1900, Gordon Barrager Edgington PO, farmer, mother: Louisa Wallace.Wonder who is telling the truth about where Blanche was born- US or Parry Sound District?

  • Wayne Cooper

    Start by checking the 1921 census returns. In my early years in Huntsville, I knew some people with these surnames; however, I did not know John Robert Rawn. John COULD BE the grandson of Paul Sanders Rawn (1877-1956) and Edith Beswick (1884-1949). Paul came from Sunnidale Twp.,Simcoe County and the Beswick family came to live first in Chaffey Twp. (by 1891) and then Brunel Twp. (by 1901). Paul and Edith were married in 1903 at Sunnidale and were still there in 1911; however, several of their children lived in Huntsville. Their son Stephen S. Rawn was tragically killed in the tannery accident of 1956 and Paul and Edith’s son Ab Rawn married my aunt Kate Young. Neither of them is John Robert’s father. Matthew Rawn (b.1909) was obviously too young to be John’s father but oldest brother Percy Wm. James Rawn (b.1903 likely Sunnidale) is the only other candidate in that family.

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