Ardell Butterfield

28 September 1849–
Sidney, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Ardell

When Ardell Butterfield was born on 28 September 1849, in Sidney, Kennebec, Maine, United States, her father, Joseph Butterfield, was 41 and her mother, Nancy Lowell Ward, was 43. She married Augustus Caiphas Stiles MD on 21 October 1867, in New Jersey, United States. She lived in Belgrade, Kennebec, Maine, United States in 1860.

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Augustus Caiphas Stiles MD
Ardell Butterfield
Marriage: 21 October 1867

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    Augustus Caiphas Stiles MD



21 October 1867
New Jersey, United States

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World Events (8)

1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 2

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 32

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a pasture for cattle or at a dairy farm, or a habitational name from a place named Butterfield (for example in West Yorkshire), from Old English butere ‘butter’ + feld ‘open country’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Ardel Butterfield in household of Joseph Knowls, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Butterfield in household of Joseph Butterfield, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ardell Butterfield, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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