Alice Emily Butler

30 May 1892–
Western Cape, South Africa

The Life of Alice Emily

When Alice Emily Butler was born on 30 May 1892, in Western Cape, South Africa, her father, James Butler, was 37 and her mother, Annie Letitia Collett, was 35. She married Alan Biggs on 11 May 1918.

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Family Time Line

Alan Biggs
1888–
Alice Emily Butler
1892–
Marriage: 11 May 1918

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 May 1918

Parents and Siblings

    James Butler

    Male1854–1923Male

    Annie Letitia Collett

    Female1856–1951Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (3)

1897

Age 5

Part of Zululand incorporated into British colony of Natal. King Solomon ka Dinizulu exiled.
1899

Age 7

British troops gather on the Transvaal border and ignore an ultimatum to disperse. The second Anglo-Boer War begins.
1902

Age 10

Treaty of Vereeniging ends the second Anglo-Boer War. The Transvaal and Orange Free State are made self-governing colonies of the British Empire.

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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