William Harvey Butler

Male24 April 1857–22 February 1882

Brief Life History of William Harvey

When William Harvey Butler was born on 24 April 1857, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, William George Butler, was 31 and his mother, Emma Harvey, was 23. He married Emma Corbett. He lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 22 February 1882, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 24, and was buried in Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom.

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William Harvey Butler
Emma Corbett

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  • Wm Butler in household of Wm M Butler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Warren in entry for William Warren, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • William H Butler in household of John Weiss, "New York State Census, 1905"

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 6

    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.


    Age 8

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    William H Butler

    LDS Biographical Encyclopedia William H Butler Butler, William H., an Elder of the Church who died while filling a mission to a foreign land, was born April 24, 1857, in Kaysville, Davis county, U …

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