Viva Butt

8 June 1902–10 November 1913 (Age 11)
Verdure, San Juan, Utah, United States

The Life of Viva

When Viva Butt was born on 8 June 1902, in Verdure, San Juan, Utah, United States, her father, Parley Rogerson Butt, was 40 and her mother, Edith Alvilda Bayles, was 26. She died on 10 November 1913, in Monticello, San Juan, Utah, United States, at the age of 11, and was buried in San Juan, Utah, United States.

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Parley Rogerson Butt
Edith Alvilda Bayles
Alma Butt
Viva Butt
Franklin Bayles Butt
Clark Alton Butt
Mildred Dorothea Butt

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Age 2

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 4

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a place used for archery practice, from Middle English butte ‘mark for archery’, ‘target’, ‘goal’. In the Middle Ages archery practice was a feudal obligation, and every settlement had its practice area.2 English: topographic name from Middle English butte ‘strip of land abutting on a boundary’, ‘short strip or ridge at right angles to other strips in a common field’.3 English: from Middle English butte, bott ‘butt’, ‘cask’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a cooper or as a nickname possibly for a heavy drinker or for a large, fat man.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Viva Butt in household of Parley R Butt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Viva Butt, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
  • Viva Butt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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