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Denbo Butler
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Birth: 1828
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1899
Milford
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA

Denbo was my 2nd Great-Granduncle.

He was a son of Israel & Rebeca Butler.

He was married twice, first to Elizabeth A. Taylor on June 26, 1857, in Parke Co., IN.

They had two children together:

Mary J. and Newton I. Butler.

His second wife was Sylva Ann Freeman who he married on June 24, 1872, in Iroquois Co., IL.

They had a daughter, Margaretta Butler.

Obituary

"Iroquois County Times"
7 Nov. 1899

KILLED BY TRAIN

Denbo Butler of Milford, was instantly killed Sunday afternoon by the South bound C.&E.I. fast train. He was walking on the track when struck by the train. His deafness is supposed to have prevented him from hearing the approaching flyer. Surely nothing but carelessness can account for a man voluntarily placing himself in such paths of peril. Mr. Butler was quite old and has resided about Milford for a long time.

WHITE COLLEGE
6 Nov 1899

A terrible accident happened in our locality on Sunday last. The details are as follows: Mr. Denbo Butler, an old gentleman, met a horrible death by stepping in front of the four o'clock passenger last Sunday night, The accident occurred about one and a quarter miles north of Milford. Mr. Butler has resided in and around Milford for the last 35 years. He was a little past his sixtieth birthday when he met this fearful death. He had been out to Mr. Burget's on business and started home. He had not gone far when he saw a northbound freight coming and stepped over on the West track to avoid the freight and walked directly into the path of No. 7, the southbound passenger. It was supposed that the rattle of the freight was the cause of him not hearing the shrilling scream of the passenger when it struck him he was knocked high in the air and fell again in front of the engine, this time he was raised to a fearful height and thrown fully 40 feet, his body falling into a hole of water where he laid until the passenger backed and he was picked up. On examination it as found that both his legs were broken above the ankles and his head mashed into a pulpy mass. The deceased leaves four children to mourn his loss.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Israel Butler (1798 - 1850)
  Rebeca Butler (1809 - 1893)
 
 Children:
  Newton Thomas Butler (1860 - 1928)*
 
 Siblings:
  Denbo Butler (1828 - 1899)
  Thomas Butler (1830 - 1915)*
  John O. Butler (1831 - 1914)**
  Israel Butler (1831 - 1918)*
  Nancy Butler Ragle (1838 - 1928)*
  Nancy Butler Ragle (1838 - 1928)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Maple Grove Cemetery
Milford
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Candice xo
Record added: Aug 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28766070
Denbo Butler
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