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James Samuel Butler
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1868
Campbell County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1946
Caddo County
Oklahoma, USA

James Samuel Butler was the son of Doctor C. Butler and Sarah Jane Monday. Doc and Sarah were married on July 13, 1864, in Campbell County, TN. They were married almost 27 years when Sarah died in Claiborne County on January 12, 1891.

James' grandparents may be found on the following Find A Grave Memorials:
Robert Butler at 91709521
Nancy Butler at 91712511
Samuel Monday at 89643077

James was the second of five children born to Doc and Sarah. He was predeceased by the following brothers and sister:

William H. Butler, 7/20/1866 to 4/1/1868
Robert C. Butler, 9/16/1869 to 7/17/1890
Sallie Ann Butler, 12/25/1870 to 7/5/1890
Joseph Butler, 7/18/1882 to 7/29/1884

James married Sallie Pierce in Campbell County on March 29, 1891. When they moved to Oklahoma they had three children and three more were born in the ensuing years. Based on the births of their children, James and Sallie were still living in Tennessee in October 1896 and living in Oklahoma by May 1899. The family appeared in the 1900 census of Cleveland, Dewey County, Oklahoma.

Doc, by then a widower and unmarried for about ten years, also moved to Oklahoma, settling in Cedar Valley, Blaine County. On Valentine's Day 1901 Doc married his second wife, Victoria Bell Carr. He started a new life with a new family at the age of 56.

James and Sallie made their homestead entry on June 20, 1899 for the SE quarter of Section 35, Township 16 North, Range 20 West, Indian Meridian, OK. They paid $14 for 160 acres. They had five years in which to live on and improve the property. In 1905 James gave testimony and proof for their homestead claim. He stated his home was built in October 1899. It was a " box house" 12' x 18' with an addition of 8' x 18'. He had a well, stable, orchard, 1.5 miles of fencing and he had cultivated 60 acres every year for five years. He placed a monetary value on his property of $500 to $600. His claim was perfected on August 24, 1905. At that time, Sallie and James and five children were living in the "box house." Their youngest child, Vella, would not be born until 1912.

The following information from an obituary published in the Anadarko Daily News:

Funeral services for James S. Butler, 78, were held at 2:30 p.m. at the First Christian church Tuesday. Rev. E. K. Beckett, Christian minister, officiated. Burial was in the Anadarko cemetery.

James Butler was born March 29, 1868, in Campbell County, Tennessee, near Knoxville. He died at his home in Anadarko Monday, April 22, 1946.

He had been a member of the Christian church since early manhood.

In 1891 he was married to Sally M. Pierce in Knoxville [Knoxville is incorrect. They were married in Campbell County], Tennessee and from there moved to Oklahoma in 1898.

Survivors include the widow of the home address, one son, Curtis, three daughters, Bertha, Ella and Vella. A daughter, Ethel, and a son, Marshall, preceded him in death.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our many friends for their kindness and sympathy and for the beautiful floral offerings during the illness and loss of our beloved husband, father and grandfather. Mrs. J. S. Butler and family.
(Bio by Janet )

Family links: 
  Doctor Clinton Butler (1845 - 1932)
  Sallie Moss Pierce Butler (1867 - 1956)*
  Bertha Maude Butler Benge (1892 - 1983)*
  Ethel Clara Butler Sands (1893 - 1924)*
  Marshall L. Butler (1896 - 1946)*
  Curtis S. Butler (1899 - 1966)*
  Ella M. Butler Carpenter (1901 - 1994)*
  Vella Irene Butler Nelson (1912 - 1990)*
  James Samuel Butler (1868 - 1946)
  Grace Butler Roberts (1902 - 1952)*
  Sam Butler (1905 - 1991)*
  Emma Butler (1906 - 1998)*
  Anna Butler Teply (1909 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
Memory Lane Cemetery
Caddo County
Oklahoma, USA
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Originally Created by: Nancy Crane
Record added: May 02, 2007
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