Cynthia Arizona Butler

31 July 1879–19 June 1969 (Age 89)
Kingston, Madison, Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of Cynthia Arizona

When Cynthia Arizona Butler was born on 31 July 1879, in Kingston, Madison, Arkansas, United States, her father, James Columbus Butler, was 24 and her mother, Eliza Catherine Moore, was 29. She married William Rila Davidson on 4 July 1901, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in United States in 1949 and Purdy Township, Barry, Missouri, United States in 1950. She died on 19 June 1969, in Grand Prairie, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Lisbon Cemetery, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Rila Davidson
Cynthia Arizona Butler
Marriage: 4 July 1901
Alta Opal Davidson
Clyde Everton Davidson
Iva Madge Davidson
Roy Clarence Davidson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 July 1901Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway
    Age 2
    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.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 2
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 24
    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.

    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 (14)

    • S S Butter in household of J C Butter, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Cynthia Davidson, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
    • Cynthia Arizona Nunley, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

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