|Birth: ||Jan. 3, 1837|
|Death: ||May 26, 1914|
P. D. Boutell, the father of the members of the firm of Boutell Brothers, Minneapolis, whose death was reported about two months ago, left a fortune of $150,000. Miss Flora B. Boutell, a daughter, is given $25,000; Walter D. Boutell and wife, and William T. Boutell and wife, each $5,000; Preston B. Shute, grandson, $4,000; Martha W. Shute, granddaughter, $5,000; Mrs. H. F. Fales, a niece, $500 ; Miss Addie Harrington, Shrewsbury, Mass., cousin, $500; John E. Boutell, $25,000, in trust; Mrs. John E. Boutell, $5,000. The remainder of the estate is left to the widow, Mrs. Maria C. Boutell.
From the book, Minneapolis Jubilee 1867-1917:
Boutell Brothers Pioneer Furniture Specialists Have Record of Nearly Half Century Working For Welfare of Minneapolis.
Forty-Three constructive years stand behind the name and guarantee of Bou tell Brothers, progres sive furniture and car pet specialists of Minneapolis. These forty three years have watched the city grow from hamlet to metropolis. They have also witnessed the transition of the little furniture store established in 1874 to the great establishment occupying the six-story Boutell building at Fifth and Marquette. The institution has kept pace with the growth of the city and, in celebrating this Golden Jubilee on her fiftieth anniversary, Minneapolis regards strides made by Boutell Brothers as one of the dominant factors entering into civic greatness.
The name of the late Paul D. Boutell, founder, is written large in the history of Minneapolis.
The name and fame of the great furniture company is, as well, written prominently in the estimation of thousands of home owners who place their trust in the institution that has furnished their homes from basement to bed chamber. The story of its growth carries with it an inspiration. It depicts the winning of leadership on sheer merit of methods and reliability and dependability of its goods. When Paul D. Boutell came to Minneapolis way back in 1872 to regain his health, he sensed the opportunities awaiting those who builded on the solid rock of public conﬁdence. From a lad of sixteen he had been interested in the furniture manufacturing business and in 1874 established the humble furniture store on Hennepin Avenue on the site of the present Boston building, that was to form the nucleus of the great Boutell Brothers business of the present day. The growing community demanded home furnishings of quality and discriminating patrons in sisted upon exemplary service. Mr. Boutell studied the wants and needs of the people and gave them what they required in a manner that won and retained their patron age. That's the basis on which Boutell business has grown. It's the Boutell way of doing things today.
Twenty-two years ago the firm name was changed to Boutell Brothers when Walter D. and William T. Boutell took an active part in the management. When the founder retired from active participation in affairs of the company it continued under the personal supervision of these progressive commercial captains. It is directly due to their push and enterprise that the institution occupies its position of enviable prominence.
Like the business he founded, the name of Paul D. Boutell gained merited prominence because of constructive activities. To every loyal Brother Elk Mr. Boutell is the father of the greater B. P. O. E. organization of Minneapolis. When steps were under way for the erection of the palatial Elks building he was head of the building committee and not until the splendid structure was furnished and opened to members did he relax his enthusiastic activities.
Then, too, as a member of the park board he was one of the most enthusiastic workers for more and better playgrounds. He was, in truth, a benignant power in community affairs.
The same enterprise of the founder, who was called to his reward May 26, 1914, is evidenced in every department of Boutell Brothers today. It is a Boutell characteristic. Foresighted, conservative home owners tell their troubles to Boutell specialists, they select their furniture designs and the materials and then trust Boutell Brothers to fur nish their homes complete at the lowest possible cost but with the greatest possible satisfaction to the patron.
Go through the complete six-story store. On every ﬂoor and in every
department the visitor ﬁnds ample evidence of painstaking efforts put forth for his convenience. Whether it be a single article of furniture, a kitchen range, a heating stove, a carpet sweeper or a set of period furniture it will be more satisfactory if it is purchased at Boutell's. Crockery, chinaware, pottery, curtains, kitchen utensils—in fact every little thing that makes home comfort complete is carried in the Boutell stock. The scores of courteous employees, trained in the Boutell way, are pulling together to maintain Boutell supremacy in the estimation of the increasing clientele of customers. That's why purchasing at Boutell's is a pleasure. Lots of fresh air and sunshine enhance its many attractions. The 50.000 square feet of ﬂoor space in the main buildings houses displays of dollar-saving values that appeal to discriminating buyers.
Commercial cares have not been allowed to hinder Walter D. and William T. Boutell from taking a keen interest in movements intended for Minneapolis development. Their constructive inﬂuence is felt all the way down the line in civic organizations with which they are affiliated and on this Fiftieth Anniversary thinking people of Minneapolis are not hesitant in extending to them the con gratulatory hand.
William Boutell (1795 - 1865)
Polly Dean Boutell (1797 - 1877)
Maria Clark Wellington Boutelle (1840 - 1922)*
Walter Dean Boutelle (1864 - 1930)*
William Theodore Boutelle (1865 - 1931)*
John E Boutelle (1871 - 1935)*
Mattie May Boutelle (1873 - 1876)*
John Boutell (1824 - 1865)*
Earle Nelson Boutell (1827 - 1892)*
Polly Boutelle Jones (1828 - 1898)*
Nancy Boutell Davis (1834 - 1911)*
Paul Dean Boutelle (1837 - 1914)
Herbert V Boutelle (1862 - 1934)*
Plot: Section 25 Lot 427, Grave 7
Created by: Richard Boutwell
Record added: Apr 01, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107649805