Madeline Marie Butterfield

23 November 1921–9 December 1983 (Age 62)
Tuolumne, California, United States

The Life Summary of Madeline Marie

When Madeline Marie Butterfield was born on 23 November 1921, in Tuolumne, California, United States, her father, William Wrenfew Butterfield, was 60 and her mother, Mabel Clara White, was 45. She married Nolen Ernest Ridling on 26 December 1940. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Capay, Yolo, California, United States in 1930. She died on 9 December 1983, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Nolen Ernest Ridling
Madeline Marie Butterfield
Marriage: 26 December 1940
Martha Elizabeth Ridling
Margo Ann Ridling

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1940
  • Children


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    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 2
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
    Age 13
    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
    Age 20
    Japanese attack 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.

    Sources (7)

    • Butterfield in entry for Martha Elizabeth Ridling, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
    • Madeline M Butterfield in household of Wm W Butterfield, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Madeline Ridling in entry for Nolen Ernest Ridling, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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