Ethel Grace Butler

1875–1929 (Age 53)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Ethel Grace

When Ethel Grace Butler was born in July 1875, in Kansas, United States, her father, Ishmael Walter Butler, was 19 and her mother, Laura Lillian Higgins, was 18. She married George Harvey Kesterson in 1891, in Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Gresham, Multnomah, Oregon, United States for about 10 years and Sycamore, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1920. She died on 1 April 1929, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 53.

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George Harvey Kesterson
Ethel Grace Butler
Marriage: 1891
Laura May Kesterson
Grace Irene Kesterson
Glenn Huston Kesterson

Spouse and Children

Oregon, United States


    Laura May Kesterson


    Grace Irene Kesterson



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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 2

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 15

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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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Sources (3)

  • Ethel Butter in household of Waters Butler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ethel G Kesterson in household of George H Kesterson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ethel Kesterson in household of Georg H Kesterson, "United States Census, 1900"

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