John Garfield Butler

Brief Life History of John Garfield

When John Garfield Butler was born on 17 May 1910, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Robert Leo Butler, was 21 and his mother, Aleta Jean Outhouse, was 24. He married Marie Georgina Landry on 16 May 1953, in Lancaster, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. He died on 12 January 1985, in his hometown, at the age of 74.

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John Garfield Butler
1910–1985
Marie Georgina Landry
1931–2019
Marriage: 16 May 1953

Sources (1)

  • John Garfield Butler, "Canada, New Brunswick County Register of Births, 1801-1920"

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World Events (3)

1937 · Miramichi Strike

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.

1955 · Recorder Low Temperature

In 1955, New Brunswick broke the record with a freezing temperature of -47.2° C, in Sisson Dam

1982

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

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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