Alva Ray Butler

24 July 1924–29 December 1988 (Age 64)
Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States

The Life of Alva Ray

When Alva Ray Butler was born on 24 July 1924, in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States, his father, Ralph Francis Butler, was 38 and his mother, Carrie Lenore Beckley, was 36. He married Ruth Crook on 25 May 1947, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Ucon, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Blackfoot Election Precinct 2, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 29 December 1988, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alva Ray Butler
Ruth Crook
Marriage: 25 May 1947
Lannie Ray Butler

Spouse and Children

25 May 1947
Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1932 · Zoo Idaho

Age 8

Zoo Idaho opened its doors at a local trailer park with just two animals on display. A few years later, C. Ben Ross appropriated funds for the purchase of land to create a park and a zoo. Today the zoo is home to 89 animals, all of which are native to the Intermountain West.

Age 17

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: 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.2 Anglicized form of French Boutilier .3 Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): occupational name for a bottle maker, from Yiddish butl ‘bottle’ + the agent suffix -er.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Alva Ray Butler, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Alva R Butler in household of Ralph F Butler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alva Ray Butler in household of Ralph F Butler, "United States Census, 1940"

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