Leon "Lee" Melvin Butler

9 July 1900–12 September 1979 (Age 79)
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Leon "Lee" Melvin

When Leon "Lee" Melvin Butler was born on 9 July 1900, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Charles Melvin Butler, was 27 and his mother, Mertie Blanche Littlefield, was 24. He married Elizabeth Rebecca Whipple on 25 May 1923, in Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1948 and lived in Rye, Westchester, New York, United States in 1974 and Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States in 1979. He died on 12 September 1979, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Rye, Westchester, New York, United States.

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Leon "Lee" Melvin Butler
Elizabeth Rebecca Whipple
Marriage: 25 May 1923
Leon Melvin Butler II
Charles Lewis Butler

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
Age 1
President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1901 · First State to Enact Speeding Laws
Age 1
In 1901, Connecticut was the first state to enact speeding laws.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 23
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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 (16)

  • Leon M Butler in household of Charles M Butler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leon M Butler in household of Charles M Butler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leon M Butler, "United States Census, 1930"

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