Clara Butt

31 October 1909–March 2003 (Age 93)
Crediton, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Clara

When Clara Butt was born on 31 October 1909, in Crediton, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, Richard Butt, was 51 and her mother, Eliza Berry, was 35. She died in March 2003, in Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 93.

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Richard Butt
Eliza Berry
Stanley Butt
Beatrice Maud Butt
Frank Butt
Brenda Butt
Clara Butt

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Butt


    Eliza Berry




    Stanley Butt


    Beatrice Maud Butt


    Frank Butt


    Brenda Butt



World Events (3)


Age 5

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

Age 5

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.

Age 9

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a place used for archery practice, from Middle English butte ‘mark for archery’, ‘target’, ‘goal’. In the Middle Ages archery practice was a feudal obligation, and every settlement had its practice area.2 English: topographic name from Middle English butte ‘strip of land abutting on a boundary’, ‘short strip or ridge at right angles to other strips in a common field’.3 English: from Middle English butte, bott ‘butt’, ‘cask’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a cooper or as a nickname possibly for a heavy drinker or for a large, fat man.

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

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