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William Clinton Buttermore
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Birth: Apr. 15, 1877
Saunders County
Nebraska, USA
Death: May 21, 1954
Rooks County
Kansas, USA

Rooks County Record, May 27, 1954, page 1:
Wm. C. Buttermore Dies
Wm. C. Buttermore died Friday morning at his home in Woodston after a long illness, considerable time recently having been spent in the hospital. He was 77 years of age and had been born in Nebraska, but most of his life had been spent northeast of Woodston, where for many years he had been one of the substantial farmers and a useful citizen. His wife survives him.
Funeral services were held in the United Brethren church in Woodston Sunday afternoon and burial was in the Woodston cemetery.

Rooks County Record, June 3, 1954, page 10:
William Clifton Buttermore, son of John and Angelina Buttermore, was born April 15, 1877, at Ashland, Nebraska, and departed from this life at Woodston, Kansas on May 21, 1954. He was one of a family of 14 children and was brought to Kansas when a small boy, where he grew to manhood on the family homestead northeast of Alton, dividing his time between farming and herding cattle on the open range.

In 1898 he married Martha M. Owens, to which union two daughters, Goldie and Marie were born.

"Bill," as he was known by all his friends, farmed in the Woodston community for some years and then operated a cream and produce station in Woodston for more than 20 years. He retired from this work 7 years ago.

He was converted in a Revival meeting at the old Raceburg school house in 1911, and shortly afterwards he and his wife joined the United Brethren Church of Woodston. He has been a member of it all the ensuing years.
On April 6, 1948, Mr. and Mrs. Buttermore celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Woodston.

For several years Bill's health had been failing and in the latter part of March he entered the Hadley Memorial Hospital at Hays for an operation. After this operation he lay sick for several weeks before being brought home with the hope he would improve. This was not to be, however, and on the morning of May 21, his sufferings were ended.

He is survived by his wife of the home; the two daughters, Mrs. Martin Mieth of San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. George Bassett of Kansas City, Kansas; one granddaughter, Ruth Marie Bassett of Kansas City, Kansas; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Rudolph and Mrs. Millie Walker; three brothers, Charley, Eli and John; a number of nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Funeral services were held at the E.U.B. church with Rev. Silsby conducting the services. He was laid to rest in the Woodston cemetery.
Family links: 
  John Buttermore (1844 - 1904)
  Angeline Cross Buttermore (1849 - 1920)
  Martha Melvina Owens Buttermore (1879 - 1979)
  Eli P. Buttermore (1875 - 1955)*
  William Clinton Buttermore (1877 - 1954)
  Alvin H. Buttermore (1886 - 1900)*
  Millie Pearl Buttermore Walker (1892 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodston Cemetery
Rooks County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Cheryl White
Record added: Jun 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92374942
William Clinton Buttermore
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