Myrtle Mae Butcher

9 December 1893–26 November 1965 (Age 72)
Gilmer, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Myrtle Mae

When Myrtle Mae Butcher was born on 9 December 1893, in Gilmer, West Virginia, United States, her father, Silas Cornelius Casto Bennett, was 47 and her mother, Emma Bird Butcher, was 24. She lived in Freemans Creek Magisterial District, Lewis, West Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 26 November 1965, in Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Otterbein Cemetery, Glenville, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Cornelius Casto Bennett
1846–1917
Emma Bird Butcher
1869–1953
Dotia Alice Butcher
1891–1946
Myrtle Mae Butcher
1893–1965
Edna Grace Bennett
1898–1899
Ida Ellen Bennett
1899–1997
John Cornelius Burdell Bennett
1901–1943
Bessie Bird Bennett
1903–1989
Flora May Bennett
1905–1932
Elmore Lee Bennett
1908–1971
Coda Fred Bennett
1911–1993

Parents and Siblings

    Silas Cornelius Casto Bennett

    Male1846–1917Male

    Female1869–1953Female

siblings

(9)

    Dotia Alice Butcher

    Female1891–1946Female

    Female1893–1965Female

    Edna Grace Bennett

    Female1898–1899Female

    Female1899–1997Female

    John Cornelius Burdell Bennett

    Male1901–1943Male

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a butcher or slaughterer, Middle English bo(u)cher (Old French bouchier, a derivative of bouc ‘ram’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Myrtle M Butcher in household of Silas C C Bennett, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Myrtle M Bennett in household of Silas Bennett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Myrtle Mae Butcher, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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