George Miles Butler

14 July 1834–2 February 1892 (Age 57)
Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life of George Miles

When George Miles Butler was born on 14 July 1834, in Wayne, Illinois, United States, his father, James Butler, was 44 and his mother, Mary Polly Fitzgerald, was 44. He married Martha Jane Atteberry in 1855, in Wayne, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Big Mound Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Howell Township, Howell, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 2 February 1892, in Howell, Missouri, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in West Plains, Howell, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Miles Butler
Martha Jane Atteberry
Marriage: 1855
John C. Butler
Nancy Elizabeth Butler
Mary Ellen Butler
Harriet F Butler
Martha Butler
Mattie Druscilla Butler
Otto O Buttler
James Thomas Butler
Altha J Butler
Georgia Anne Butler
Sarah 'Annie' Elizabeth BUTLER

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Wayne, Illinois, United States


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Parents and Siblings


    Mary Polly Fitzgerald




    Emily Butler


    William Butler


    Hayden Butler


    Elizabeth Butler


    James Madison Butler


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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.
1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 4

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 22

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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)

  • George Butler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Miles Butler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George M Buttler, "United States Census, 1880"

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