John Lowe Butler II

Brief Life History of John Lowe

When John Lowe Butler II was born on 28 February 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, John Lowe Butler I, was 35 and his mother, Caroline Farozine Skeen, was 31. He married Nancy Fransetta Smith on 23 June 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Iowa, United States in 1850 and Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 28 December 1898, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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John Lowe Butler II
Nancy Fransetta Smith
Marriage: 23 June 1873
John Lowe Butler III
Francetta Butler
Sarah Butler
Caroline Butler
Horace Calvin Butler
Olive Butler
Jane Butler
Kenion Taylor Butler
Eva Butler
Leland Thomas Butler

Sources (35)

  • CENSUS: IA, Pottawatomie Co., John Bulter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John C. Butler, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
  • John Lowe Butler, "BillionGraves Index"

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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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In March 1864 a group of 54 families formed the first party of pioneers to settle what is now Panguitch valley, Utah. Widow Caroline Skeen Butler, her 20-year-old son John Lowe Butler II and his four …

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