William Joseph Butler Jr

Male5 December 1915–21 May 2000

Brief Life History of William Joseph

When William Joseph Butler Jr was born on 5 December 1915, in Elkton, Brookings, South Dakota, United States, his father, William Joseph Butler Sr, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Loretta Lavin, was 35. He married Irma P Kroon on 25 November 1937, in Brookings, South Dakota, United States. He died on 21 May 2000, in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 84.

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William Joseph Butler Jr
1915–2000
Irma P Kroon
1918–1999
Marriage: 25 November 1937

Sources (2)

  • William Butler in household of William J Butler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Butler, "South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2014"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1937Brookings, South Dakota, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 1

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    1917

    Age 2

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    1941

    Age 26

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    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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