Oscar William Butz

25 February 1871–9 August 1949 (Age 78)
Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Oscar William

When Oscar William Butz was born on 25 February 1871, in Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Edward Butz, was 27 and his mother, Carolina Susanna Kemmerer, was 32. He married Ellen Eckert on 1 April 1893. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Hudson, Columbia, New York, United States in 1910 and Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 9 August 1949, at the age of 78, and was buried in Arlington Memorial Park, Mickleys, Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oscar William Butz
Ellen Eckert
Marriage: 1 April 1893
Reta Annie May Butz
Edith L F Butz

Spouse and Children

1 April 1893
Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania


    Reta Annie May Butz


    Edith L F Butz


Parents and Siblings

    Edward Butz


    Carolina Susanna Kemmerer




    Ellen Butz (Hoffman)



    George Butz



    Milton James Butz


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 6

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

German:1. (mainly Switzerland) from a derivative of Butzo, a pet form of the personal name Burkhard ( see Burkhart ). 2. ( Bütz(e) ): topographic name for someone who lived near a well, from Middle High German bütze ‘well’, ‘puddle’ (from Latin puteus). 3. South German: nickname from Middle High German butze denoting something small: an apple core, a small piece of something left over, a small person, a poltergeist.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Oscar W Butz, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Oscar Butz, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Oscar W Butz, "United States Census, 1920"

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