Martha Lee Butler

1870–
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Martha Lee

When Martha Lee Butler was born in 1870, in Arkansas, United States, her father, Henry Alexander Butler, was 34 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Coulter, was 27. She married John James Sumpter on 20 August 1891, in Malvern, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

John James Sumpter
1869–
Martha Lee Butler
1870–
Marriage: 20 August 1891
Majorie Sumpter
1892–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 August 1891
Malvern, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States
children

(1)

    Majorie Sumpter

    Female1892–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Alexander Butler

    Male1836–1907Male

    Mary Elizabeth Coulter

    Female1843–1897Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 0

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 13

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 31

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • Mattie L Butler in household of Henry A Butler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mattie L Butler in household of H A Butler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Lee Butler in entry for Alfred G. Wilmot and Marjorie Sumpter, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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