Clara West Butler

Brief Life History of Clara West

When Clara West Butler was born on 26 June 1909, in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Alfred Munson Butler, was 29 and her mother, Irene Diescher, was 29. She married Arnold Adams Archibald on 25 December 1937, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 26 years and Willistown Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 18 June 1987, in Sewickley, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77.

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Arnold Adams Archibald
Clara West Butler
Marriage: 25 December 1937
Lewis Edgar Archibald Jr

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  • Clara W Butler in household of Alfred M Butler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clara West Butler, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Clara West Butler, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

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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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