James Thomas Butler

1862–3 August 1900 (Age 38)
Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Thomas

When James Thomas Butler was born in 1862, in Wayne, Illinois, United States, his father, George Miles Butler, was 28 and his mother, Martha Jane Atteberry, was 22. He married Semina Cruse Jones on 14 July 1882, in Howell, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Big Mound Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Howell Township, Howell, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 3 August 1900, in Howell, Missouri, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Howell Valley Cemetery, Howell Township, Howell, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Thomas Butler
Semina Cruse Jones
Marriage: 14 July 1882
Fred Lee Butler
Homer Curtis Butler

Spouse and Children

14 July 1882
Howell, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Slavery Abolished

Age 3

On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 13

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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Sources (3)

  • James F Butler in household of George Butler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Buttler in household of George M Buttler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ja's T Butler, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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