|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1848|
|Death: ||Aug. 12, 1935|
William Thomas Butler, Sr., died at his son's home at 201 Atlantic Avenue at the age of 87. He had been a resident of Roseville for 57 years and had lived 83 years of his life in California. William Butler was a native of Evansville, Indiana. His parents were William Thomas Butler and Mary Eliizabeth Butler who were natives of Huntingtonshire, England. Mr. Butler was married twice: first to Rose Squire and later to Sarah McCune of Georgetown.
Source: Roseville Tribune & Register, 8/14/1935 Ann McCune in 1881.
From "History of Sacramento County" (1923)
WILLIAM THOMAS BUTLER.ľA venerable pioneer of Sacramento County may be found in William Thomas Butler, who now makes his home with his son, William T. Butler, at Roseville . He was born in Evansville , Ind. , September 25, 1849, the eldest son of William Thomas and Elizabeth Butler, both natives of England and now both deceased. In 1852 William Thomas Butler accompanied his parents to the West, where they settled in Sacramento County. He received a good education in the public schools of Sacramento , but owing to the accidental death of his father he was obliged to help in the support of the family. In 1880 he began to farm. Later he engaged very successfully in contract harvesting, which he followed for ten years. In 1890, while threshing on the Hager Ranch, the engine of his harvester blew up, causing the instant death of two employees and a severe and painful injury to Mr. Butler, which resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee. Mr. Butler then discontinued the harvesting business and removed to Roseville , where he has since continued to reside. .
Mr. Butler's marriage occurred in Roseville , and united him with Miss Sarah McKeown. Ten children were born to them, seven of whom are now living: William Thomas, the proprietor of a wholesale and retail butcher business in Roseville ; George, residing in Sacramento ; Frank, Lillie, Lottie, Josephine and Gertrude. Mr. Butler was constable of Roseville for eight years and at Rocklin for four years; fraternally he is a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge of Rocklin..
William Thomas Butler (1822 - 1856)
Mary Elizabeth Selby Butler (1831 - 1901)
Sarah Ann McCune Butler (1864 - 1943)*
William Thomas Butler (1872 - 1940)*
Charles Howard Butler (1881 - 1911)*
George Edward Butler (1883 - 1970)*
Charlotte Hazel Butler Neep (1889 - 1938)*
Josephine Earl Butler Long (1894 - 1977)*
Jessie May Butler Fowler (1900 - 1977)*
William Thomas Butler (1848 - 1935)
Richard Thomas Butler (1851 - 1924)*
Roseville Public Cemetery District
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