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Lydia Story Butler
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1837
Jefferson County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 1918
Pawnee City
Pawnee County
Nebraska, USA

Daughter of Harrison & Elizabeth (McClave) Story, she was from Madison, Indiana. Wife of Gov. David Christy Butler. Married Jan. 25, 1860. The Butler family moved to Pawnee City and entered the mercantile business with W.B Raper. The family lived in Lincoln from 1868 to 1874 when David was Governor. In 1874 he moved his family to the farm home 3 miles west of Pawnee City (320 acres) known as the "Upland Stock Farm".

They had eight children, Four of them lived to adulthood, and two died at an early age of typhoid fever. They were: Twins born 1863 and died of typhoid fever. Violet was born in 1864. Ozias and Olive, twins, were born in 1865. Ozias lived to be 16 years and Olive died at birth. Seth was born in 1869. Darius was born in 1873 and Paul in 1877.
(Note: This paragraph was from a pamplet from the Historical Site telling about the Butler family, the dates don't all match what the cemetery records have.)

Lydia died August 3, 1918 at her home in Pawnee City at the age of 81.

(Note: Thanks to Jay F. Freeman, he was able to provide her birth place info!)

Harrison Story (1813-1885)
Elizabeth (McClave) Story (1819-1914)

William Wallace Story (1839-1863)
Sarah (Story) Miser (1843-1929)
Alice Story (1847-1929)
John Calvin Story (1850-1922)
James Mason Story (1853-1936)
Albert Smith Story (1855-1917)
Ralph Walter Story (1861-1917)

David Christy Butler (1 Feb 1873-15 Aug 1935)
25 Jan 1860
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana

Infant Butler (Twin) (1863)
Infant Butler (Twin) (1863)
Violet (Butler) McCoy Bradley (1864-1935)
Olive Butler (Twin) (1867-1868)
Ozias Butler (Twin) (1867-1883)
David Seth Butler (1869-1937)
Darius Dee Butler (1873-1935)
Paul Butler (1878-1963)
Family links: 
  David Christy Butler (1829 - 1891)
  Violet Butler Bradley (1864 - 1935)*
  Darius Butler (1873 - 1935)*
  Paul Butler (1878 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship
Pawnee City Cemetery
Pawnee City
Pawnee County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Orig. 75- 4
Maintained by: Don Winfrey
Originally Created by: Luella Hinrichsen
Record added: Jun 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72010773
Lydia <i>Story</i> Butler
Added by: Don Winfrey
Lydia <i>Story</i> Butler
Added by: Don Winfrey
Lydia <i>Story</i> Butler
Added by: Luella Hinrichsen
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I've been reading so much about you I feel like I've known you~
- Luella Hinrichsen
 Added: Aug. 22, 2013
Beloved 2nd great grand aunt through Harrison Story, Sarah Story, Charles E. Miser, and my grandmother Helen. Thankful for your service to our country and for your persevering through the loss of some of your children.
- PCarnie
 Added: Jul. 31, 2012

- Luella Hinrichsen
 Added: Jun. 26, 2011

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