Thomas Butterfield

23 April 1853–20 March 1926 (Age 72)
Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Butterfield was born on 23 April 1853, in Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Butterfield Sr, was 41 and his mother, Mary Jane Parker, was 36. He married Catherine Emeline Freeman on 26 February 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 10 daughters. He died on 20 March 1926, in Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Butterfield
Catherine Emeline Freeman
Marriage: 26 February 1872
Mary Jane Butterfield
Emeline Ameret Butterfield
Eliza Ann Butterfield
Olive Jemima Butterfield
Hannah Rosanna Butterfield
Sarah Rebecca Butterfield
Harriett Surinda Butterfield
William Washington Butterfield
Della Melinda Butterfield
Samuel Heber Butterfield
Lucy Elizabeth Butterfield
Margaret Ellen Butterfield

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 February 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 10
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 22
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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.

    Story Highlight

    History of Thomas Butterfield Jr

    History of Thomas Butterfield Jr By Marjorie Butterfield Torkelsen Thomas Butterfield Jr. was born April 23, 1853 at Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah. He was the son of Thomas Butterfield and Mary Jane …

    Sources (66)

    • Thomas Butterfield, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Thomas Butterfield in entry for Edward Leonard and Annie Williams, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • Thomas Butterfield in entry for John Almon Butterfield, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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