Phoebe Melinda Butler

16 December 1837–14 August 1892 (Age 54)
Caldwell, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Phoebe Melinda

When Phoebe Melinda Butler was born on 16 December 1837, in Caldwell, Missouri, United States, her father, John Lowe Butler, was 29 and her mother, Caroline Farozine Skeen, was 29. She married George Washington Sevey Jr. on 5 December 1854, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 14 August 1892, in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Panguitch City Cemetery, Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Sevey Jr.
Phoebe Melinda Butler
Marriage: 5 December 1854
Hannah Caroline Sevey
George Washington Sevey III
John Lowe Sevy
James William Sevey
Hyrum Sevey
Joseph Sevey
Reuben Warren Sevy
Georgeanna Sevy
Thomas Franklin Sevy
Phoebe Melinda Sevey
Sarah Adeline Sevey
Martha Jane Sevy
Mary Mae Sevey
Pearl Sevey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 December 1854Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 2
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 23
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    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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    History of Phoebe Melinda Butler

    Phoebe Melinda Butler (1837-1892) Phoebe Melinda Butler was born December 16, 1837 in Caldwell County, Missouri to John Lowe Butler and Caroline Farozine Skeen. At the time the family was moving from …

    Sources (86)

    • Phebe Sevy, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Phoebe Butler in entry for Rueben Warren Sevy and Katie Estella Fail Fullmer, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Phoebe M. Butler in entry for Pears Seavy Turley, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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