Alaband V. Butterfield

14 July 1836–18 September 1891 (Age 55)
Maine, United States

The Life of Alaband V.

Alaband V. Butterfield was born on 14 July 1836, in Maine, United States. He married Lavina Adelaide Goff about 1860. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Oswayo Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Oswayo, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 18 September 1891, at the age of 55, and was buried in Chrystal, Oswayo Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Alaband V. Butterfield
Lavina Adelaide Goff
Marriage: about 1860
Richard Butterfield
Florence Butterfield
Ida V. Butterfield

Spouse and Children

about 1860


World Events (8)

1838 · The Aroostook War

Age 2

"An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or ""Pork and Beans War"". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears."

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 15

"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 This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856.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."

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)

  • Alabam V Butterfield in household of Allen Hammond, "United States Census, 1860"
  • A V Butterfield, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alaband V. Butterfield, "Find A Grave Index"

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