Clay Preston Butler Jr

19 May 1904–15 December 1985 (Age 81)
Washington, United States

The Life of Clay Preston

When Clay Preston Butler Jr was born on 19 May 1904, in Washington, United States, his father, Clay Preston Butler, was 28 and his mother, Della Martha Johnson, was 27. He lived in Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1935 and San Jose Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 15 December 1985, in San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States.

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Clay Preston Butler Jr
Delilah G Butler

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1907 · Pike's Market

Age 3

Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 

Age 23

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

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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  • Clay P Butler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clay Preston Butler in household of Clay P Butler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clay P Butler Jr. in household of Clay P Butler, "United States Census, 1910"

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