Lebanon News, Lebanon, VA

August 23, 1912

Eli Buckles, who has been in the West for many years, was a visitor in Bristol this week on his way to Russell county, Virginia, to visit his old home. While in Bristol Mr. Buckles called upon Wyndham Gilmer, of this city and although they had not seen each other in fifty-four years, Mr. Gilmer quickly recognized Mr. buckles and called him by his given name. Mr. Buckles is seventy-five years old. A short time ago he had the misfortune to lose five members of his family within four months - his wife and four daughters, in addition to a grand son. They died of typhoid. - Bristol Herald.