Eliza Lillian Butler

16 December 1873–5 February 1962 (Age 88)
Lincoln, Nevada, United States

The Life of Eliza Lillian

When Eliza Lillian Butler was born on 16 December 1873, in Lincoln, Nevada, United States, her father, John Henry Butler, was 21 and her mother, Donna C. Klingensmith, was 17. She married Alden Patterson Ferguson on 27 March 1893, in Delamar, Lincoln, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Nye, Nevada, United States in 1910 and Eureka, Eureka, Nevada, United States in 1920. She died on 5 February 1962, in Fallon, Churchill, Nevada, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Fallon, Churchill, Nevada, United States.

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Alden Patterson Ferguson
Eliza Lillian Butler
Marriage: 27 March 1893
Francis William Ferguson
Ralph Charles Ferguson
Alden Patterson Jr. Ferguson
La Blanch Maruve Ferguson

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27 March 1893
Delamar, Lincoln, Nevada, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 25

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Eliza Scot in household of Russell Scot, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eliza L Scott in household of Russell A Scott, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eliza Ferguson in household of Alden Ferguson, "United States Census, 1900"

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