Walter C Butler

20 October 1853–23 May 1941 (Age 87)
Delmar Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Walter C

When Walter C Butler was born on 20 October 1853, in Delmar Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Lester Hancock Butler, was 25 and his mother, Nancy Jane Short, was 26. He married Jennie Myrtle Beers on 24 December 1891, in Corning, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and Erwin, Steuben, New York, United States in 1940. He died on 23 May 1941, in Addison, Addison, Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Painted Post, Erwin, Steuben, New York, United States.

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Walter C Butler
Jennie Myrtle Beers
Marriage: 24 December 1891
Hollis Butler
Lawrence Walter Butler
Ruth Hortense Butler
Clara L Butler
Ellen Jane Butler
Hollis Ross Butler
Benjamin Fairchild Butler

Spouse and Children

24 December 1891
Corning, Steuben, New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 10

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 23

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.

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)

  • Walter Butler in household of Lester Butler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Walter Butler in household of Lester Butler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Walter Butler in household of Hollis R Butler, "United States Census, 1940"

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