Ida Mae Butler

19 September 1880–1 August 1964 (Age 83)
Cape Fair, Stone, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ida Mae

When Ida Mae Butler was born on 19 September 1880, in Cape Fair, Stone, Missouri, United States, her father, James William Butler, was 47 and her mother, Nancy Elizabeth Cox, was 40. She married William Calvin May on 20 February 1900, in Lamar, Prowers, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Three Forks, Gallatin, Montana, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 24 Three Forks, Gallatin, Montana, United States in 1940. She died on 1 August 1964, in Townsend, Broadwater, Montana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Townsend, Broadwater, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Calvin May
Ida Mae Butler
Marriage: 20 February 1900
Webster Orville May
Bernice Opal May
Mabel Ilene May
Lyle Wesley May
Dorin Doran Calvin May

Spouse and Children

20 February 1900
Lamar, Prowers, Colorado, United States



    Bernice Opal May


    Mabel Ilene May


    Lyle Wesley May


    Dorin Doran Calvin May


Parents and Siblings

    James William Butler


    Nancy Elizabeth Cox






    Clinton Silas Butler


    James Harney Butler


    John W. Butler


    John H. Butler


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1882: Meagher, Montana Territory, United States; 1889: Meagher, Montana, United States; 1897: Broadwater, Montana, United States
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 22

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ida M Macy in household of William E Macy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ida Mae May, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ida M May, "United States Census, 1930"

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