Lillian Polly Butler

18 December 1832–17 June 1917 (Age 84)
North Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States

The Life of Lillian Polly

When Lillian Polly Butler was born on 18 December 1832, in North Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States, her father, Stephen Kinsley Butler, was 30 and her mother, Caroline Towne, was 25. She married Augustus Eugene Lush on 6 December 1855, in Chemung, McHenry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Dunham Township, McHenry, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Bristol, Worth, Iowa, United States in 1870. She died on 17 June 1917, in Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon S. Walton
Lillian Polly Butler
Marriage: 20 October 1868
Dewitt C Walton

Spouse and Children

20 October 1868
Shell Rock Township, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States


    Dewitt C Walton


Parents and Siblings



    Jerusha Butler



    Guy K Butler


    Elmira Butler


    Ellen C Butler


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World Events (8)

1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 2

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 24

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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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Story Highlight

Lillian Polly Butler’s marriages officiated by relatives

Lillian Polly Butler’s first marriage to Eugene Augustus Lush on 6 December 1855 was officiated by Rev. Jonathan Manzer, her aunt Wealtha Butler’s husband. Her second marriage to Robert McSmith (Robe …

Sources (3)

  • Lillian P Walton in household of Solomon Walton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Polly Lush in household of Stephen Butler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Polly Butler in household of Stephen R Butler, "United States Census, 1850"

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