William Samuel Butler

3 March 1856–4 May 1942 (Age 86)
Barbour, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of William Samuel

When William Samuel Butler was born on 3 March 1856, in Barbour, Alabama, United States, his father, William Pinkney Butler, was 29 and his mother, Malinda Anglin, was 18. He married Martha Ann "Mattie" Branch on 13 August 1885, in Freestone, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Freestone, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Teague, Freestone, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 4 May 1942, in Freestone, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Teague, Freestone, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Samuel Butler
Martha Ann "Mattie" Branch
Marriage: 13 August 1885
Alice Victoria Butler
Minnie Alma Butler
Marion Dalton Butler
Fannie Elizabeth Butler
Charles Headlee Butler
Nancy Jane Butler
John Raymond Butler
Harvey Hill Butler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 August 1885Freestone, Texas, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States
    Age 5
    On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1865: Freestone, Texas, United States
    1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway
    Age 25
    Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

    Name Meaning

    English: 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. As well as being widespread in England, this is also the surname of an important Irish family, descended from Theobald FitzWalter, who was appointed Chief Butler of Ireland by King Henry II in 1177. It is Gaelicized as de Buitléir.English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from Middle English boteler ‘maker of bottles (usually of leather)’, a derivative of Middle English botel, Old French bo(u)teille ‘bottle’ and synonymous with Botelmaker.Americanized form of French Bouthillier (see Bouteiller ).

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

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    Sources (19)

    • William S Butler in household of Wm P Butler, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Wm S Butler, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
    • William S Butler in entry for Minnie Alma Elliott, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

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