Ethel Grace Butler

July 1875–1 April 1929 (Age 53)
Kansas, United States

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1891Oregon, United States
  • Children


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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

    English: 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. As well as being widespread in England, this is also the surname of an important Irish family, descended from Theobald FitzWalter, who was appointed Chief Butler of Ireland by King Henry II in 1177. It is Gaelicized as de Buitléir.English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from Middle English boteler ‘maker of bottles (usually of leather)’, a derivative of Middle English botel, Old French bo(u)teille ‘bottle’ and synonymous with Botelmaker.Americanized form of French Bouthillier (see Bouteiller ).

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Ethel Grace Butler in entry for Glen Huston Kesterson, "Oregon Births and Christenings, 1868-1929"
    • Ethel Butler in household of Walter Butler, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Ethel Butler in entry for Tom Dewitt Johnson and Orace Irene Harvey, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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