Dorothy Merry Butler

13 January 1818–
Anson, Somerset, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Dorothy Merry

When Dorothy Merry Butler was born on 13 January 1818, in Anson, Somerset, Maine, United States, her father, Deacon Benjamin Butler, was 41 and her mother, Hulda Bradford, was 36.

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Deacon Benjamin Butler
Hulda Bradford
Abigail Butler
Hiram Butler
Louisa Butler
Ebenezer Chaney Butler
Elias Butler
Silas Butler
Daniel Butler
Benjamin Butler
Dorothy Merry Butler
Caroline R. Butler
Huldah Butler

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World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 1
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
Age 2
Maine is the 23rd state.
1820 · Making States Equal
Age 2
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: from a word that originally denoted a wine steward, usually the chief servant of a medieval household, from Norman French butuiller (Old French bouteillier, Latin buticularius, from buticula ‘bottle’). In the large households of royalty and the most powerful nobility, the title came to denote an officer of high rank and responsibility, only nominally concerned with the supply of wine, if at all.2 Anglicized form of French Boutilier .3 Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): occupational name for a bottle maker, from Yiddish butl ‘bottle’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

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