Ralph Donaldson (Donald) Buckeye was born 26 MAR 1927 in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, the City of Le Seuer. He was the son of Ralph Alexander Buckeye and Lydia Mae (Mae) Donaldson. Ralph was born 6 Jun 1896 and died in November of 1972 in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota. Mae was born
Ralph Donaldson always went by the name Donald, or Don, and after naming his first son, Ralph Daniel, he always called him Daniel, or Dan. Dan followed suit, calling his first son, Ralph David and he has always been called David. Dan's second son, he named Danny. Dan was born of Don's first wife, Le Juene (June) De Mere, and there were two sisters, Kathleen andChristine, also from that marriage. Don later married Betty Jean Sullenger, and they had three more kids; Donna Jean, Steven Mitchell and Linda Kay. Betty's daughter Laura was also raised by Don and Betty and Dan stayed with Donald, but the two older girls were raised by June and her new husband.
Don died on 19 OCT 1984 from complications suffered after surgery to repair his lungs caused by a rare form of Tuberculosis, at the age of 57. He is buried in Glendale, Arizona.
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Children of Ralph Donaldson and June (De Mere) Buckeye
Children of Ralph Donaldson and Betty (Sullenger) Buckeye