William Button

1823–26 July 1902 (Age 79)
Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William

When William Button was born in 1823, his father, Warham Bagg Button, was 25 and his mother, Sophia N. Chaffee, was 23. He died on 26 July 1902, in Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79.

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Warham Bagg Button
Sophia N. Chaffee
William Button
Orville Mortimer Button
Laura Lucinda Button
Julia Button
Mary Button

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 7

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton ‘knob’, ‘lump’, specialized to mean ‘button’. Compare Butner .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William C. Button, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • William C. Button, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • William C. Button, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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