Mary Elizabeth Butcher

28 September 1860–1929 (Age 68)
Jackson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Butcher was born on 28 September 1860, in Jackson, Illinois, United States, her father, Phineas Butcher, was 39 and her mother, Harriet Woodward, was 27. She married Benjamin Crain Jr. on 20 February 1878, in Jackson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Ora Township, Jackson, Illinois, United States in 1880 and West Marion Precinct, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died in 1929, in Marion, Williamson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Marion, Williamson, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Crain Jr.
Mary Elizabeth Butcher
Marriage: 20 February 1878
Rolla "Rollie" Crain
Anburs Crain
John Crain

Spouse and Children

20 February 1878
Jackson, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Phineas Butcher


    Harriet Woodward




    Lydia Butcher


    Sarah J. Butcher



    Hesther A Butcher


    Cordelia Butcher


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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a butcher or slaughterer, Middle English bo(u)cher (Old French bouchier, a derivative of bouc ‘ram’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Butcher in household of Fineas Butcher, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary E Butcher in household of Finous Butcher, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary E Crain in household of Benjaman Crain, "United States Census, 1920"

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