William Butler

Brief Life History of William

When William Butler was born on 15 August 1825, in Gorey, County Wexford, Ireland, his father, George Butler, was 39 and his mother, Nancy Anne Colburne, was 30. He married Emma Harvey on 23 January 1856, in Cradley, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1860 and Marriott, Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 31 May 1905, in Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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William Butler
Emma Harvey
Marriage: 23 January 1856
William Harvey Butler
George Harvey Butler
Henry Harvey Butler
Edward Harvey Butler
Jonathan Harvey Butler
Emma Jane Butler
Brigham Harvey Butler
Sarah Elizabeth Butler
Susan Harvey Butler
Joseph Harvey Butler
Sarah Elizabeth Butler

Sources (92)

  • William Butler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Butler - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth: 15 August 1825; Gorey, Wexford, Ireland
  • William Butler, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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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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ELLEN CLOSE BUTLER 1839 - 1873 Ellen Close was born 19 March 1839 at Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, the second child of George Close and Mary Ann Pegler. Ellen’s mother died in November of 1841, …

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