William Henry Butterfield

19 November 1867–11 October 1923 (Age 55)
Durant, Cedar, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Butterfield was born on 19 November 1867, in Durant, Cedar, Iowa, United States, his father, William Cushing Butterfield, was 23 and his mother, Harriet C Collier, was 18. He married Bessie Lee Mansfield on 23 February 1892, in Wisner, Cuming, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Blaine, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Blaine Township, Cuming, Nebraska, United States in 1920. He died on 11 October 1923, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Wisner Cemetery, Wisner, Cuming, Nebraska, United States.

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William Henry Butterfield
Bessie Lee Mansfield
Marriage: 23 February 1892
Chester Cushing Butterfield
Myrtle Alice Butterfield
William Leigh Butterfield
Helen Mabel Butterfield
Ross Leslie Butterfield
Ralph Rensellaer Butterfield
John Warren Butterfield
Elizabeth Butterfield

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 February 1892Wisner, Cuming, Nebraska, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 1
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries: 1871: Cuming, Nebraska, United States
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 15
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Butterfield (Yorkshire) or from any of several other minor places with the same name. The name is derived from Old English butere ‘butter’ + feld ‘field’ or ‘open country’.History: Benjamin Butterfield came to Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1638. John Butterfield (1801–69) was born in Berne, NY, and founded an express company that merged with other companies to form the American Express Company (1850).

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

    Sources (12)

    • William Butterfield in household of C W Butterfield, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Butterfield in household of Cashing Butterfield, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William Butterfield in entry for George H. Fox, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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