James Thomas Butler

Male4 June 1876–15 June 1944

Brief Life History of James Thomas

When James Thomas Butler was born on 4 June 1876, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States, his father, James Monroe Butler, was 33 and his mother, Rachel Jane McCabe, was 27. He married Zada Helen Lefever on 10 May 1904, in Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Three Forks, Gallatin, Montana, United States for about 15 years and Deer Lodge, Powell, Montana, United States in 1940. He died on 15 June 1944, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Deer Lodge, Powell, Montana, United States.

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James Thomas Butler
Zada Helen Lefever
Marriage: 10 May 1904
Emmett Cowen Butler

Sources (12)

  • James Butler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James T. Butler, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • James Thomas Butler, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    10 May 1904Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1877 · Copper Mining Begins in Butte

    Age 1

    In 1877, copper mining began in Butte, Montana.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 5

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 20

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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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