Edward Lawrence Butterfield

9 November 1846–13 April 1924 (Age 77)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Edward Lawrence

When Edward Lawrence Butterfield was born on 9 November 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Josiah Butterfield, was 51 and his mother, Margaret Major, was 45. He married Annie Moseley on 28 September 1876, in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1906. He died on 13 April 1924, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Edward Lawrence Butterfield
Annie Moseley
Marriage: 28 September 1876
Maude Mary Butterfield
Nellie May Butterfield
Edward Lawrence Butterfield Jr
Nannie Louise Butterfield
Don Carlos Butterfield
Clara Alice Butterfield

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 September 1876Utica, Oneida, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 2
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1848 · Fire Destroys the Temple
    Age 2
    On October 9, 1848, an arsonists fire claimed everything but the outer walls of the Nauvoo Temple since the structure was made out of limestone and wood. It was meant to discourage the Saints that had fled to never come back.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 21
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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 (43)

    • Edward Butterfield in entry for Clara Alice Butterfield, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Edward Butterfield, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Edw. L. Butterfield in entry for George Walter Sorensen and Clara Alice Butterfield, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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