Olive Artemesia Durfey

Brief Life History of Olive Artemesia

When Olive Artemesia Durfey was born on 28 June 1834, in Crosby, Leeds, Canada West, British Colonial America, her father, Royal Durfey, was 23 and her mother, Lydia Abell, was 23. She married Kenion Taylor Butler on 5 December 1854, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 6 May 1900, in Salem, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Kenion Taylor Butler
Olive Artemesia Durfey
Marriage: 5 December 1854
Sarah Olive Butler
Lydia Caroline Butler
Kennion Taylor Butler
John Royal Butler
James Alma Butler Sr.
Jesse Skeen Butler
Charity Artemesia Butler
Jedediah Vincent Butler
Thomas Lorenzo Butler

Sources (22)

  • Olive Dewfer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Olive D Butler, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Olive Durphy, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

Variant of Durfee , a surname of ultimately French origin.

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

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Olive Artimsky Durfey

Olive Artimsky Durfey Olive Artimsky Durfey was born in June 28, 1834 in North Crosby, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. She was the daughter of Royal Durfey and Lidia Dean Abeil. Her family joined the L …

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