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Nellie Hazel Thomas Butter
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1895
Baxter Springs
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 1958
Harris County
Texas, USA

The following information was obtained from the Funeral Book of Millie Sarah (Simons) Thomas. Children of Millie Sarah (Simons) and Ephraim Thomas were: Fannie Adaline, Walter Carl, James Franklin, Lillie Valeria, Charles Byron LeRoy, Emma Marinda, Claudia O'Ella, George Belin, Clark Adelbert and Arthur Noble Thomas. She gave up in death: Emma Marinda, August 27, 1905; her husband, Ephriam Dorus, February 4, 1926; Charles Byron LeRoy, August 20, 1942 and James Franklin, April 27, 1943.

Nellie Hazel Thomas was born to Ephraim Dorous and Mille Sarah Simons Thomas on April 18, 1895 in Baxter Springs, Cherokee, Kansas, USA.

Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925
Name: Orie Thomas [Nellie Hazel Thomas]
Census Date: 1 Mar 1895
Residence County: Cherokee
Residence State: Kansas
Locality: Baxter Springs
Birth Place: Kansas
Family Number: 1
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1895
Race: White
Household members: E D Thomas, M S Thomas, Fannie A., Walter C, Jas F., Lillie V., Roy [Charles], Emma, and Orie [Nellie] Thomas.

The 1900 U.S. Federal Census places Nellie Thomas [abt age 5] in Mattoon, Coles, Illinois with her parents, Ephraim and Millie Thomas. The family was living at 704 Edgar Avenue. Children in the household: Fannie, Walter, Frank [James], Tillie [Lillie], Roy [Charles], Mamida [Emma], Nellie, Claudia and Blaine [George].

The 1910 U.S. Federal Census tells us Nellie H. Thomas [abt age 15] was living in Mattoon (Ward 6), Coles, Illinois with her parents, Ephraim D. and Millie S. Thomas. The family was living at 812 North 22nd Street. Children in the household: Lilly V., Roy E.[Charles], Nellie H., Claudie O., Belin G [George], Clark A. [Adelbert], and Arthur N. Thomas.

A newspaper article was published on Saturday, July 1, 1911 in Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, USA regarding the 86th Birthday Celebration of Nellie's grandmother,Fannie Fickes. The article tells us Nellie's father, E.D. Thomas was living in Alvin, Brazoria,Texas.

Nellie's sister, Fannie and her husband, Frank Meade Copeland were living in Wadsworth, Matagorda, Texas on August 24, 1912 when their son, Frank Kenneth Copeland was born.

Nellie Hazel Thomas married Joseph Zefflick "Z" Butter in 1912, when she was 17 years of age. Their first child, Nell Ella Butter was born on December 7, 1913 in Matagorda County, Texas, USA.

The obituary of Fannie Fickes [grandmother of Nellie] dated November 18, 1914 states that E.D. Thomas [father of Nellie] was living in Wadsworth, Matagorda, Texas, USA.

Nellie and Z. Butter were blessed with the birth of their son, Joseph Bailey Butter, on August 13, 1919 in Texas, USA.

The 1920 U.S. Federal Census tells us Nellie Butter [abt age 24] was living in Justice Precinct 2, Matagorda, Texas with her husband, Z Butter [abt age 54] and two of her children: Nellie and Joe Butter, who was three months old.

Nellie and "Z" Butter were blessed with their 3rd child on October 25, 1925. Sarah Louise Butter was born at 12:50 A.M. in Wadsworth, Matagorda, Texas, USA.

The 1930 U.S. Federal Census shows Nellie H. and Joe Butter living in Justice Precinct 2, Matagorda County, Texas, USA with three of their children: Nellie E., Joe B. and Luiese Butter. The census confirms that Nellie was born in Kansas, she was 17 years of age at her 1st marriage, she was able to read and write, her father was born in Illinois and her mother was born in Mississippi.

The 4th and final child [Lila Faye Butter] of Nellie and Zefflic Butter was born on December 18, 1930 in Matagorda County, Texas, USA at 11:50 A.M.

The 1940 U.S. Federal Census tells us the Butter family was living in the same house in 1935; this home was owned and had a value of $500.00. Nellie lost her husband to death on November 15, 1938. Nellie still had three children in the household: Joe B., Louise and Lelia Faye Butter. Her occupation is listed as Beauty Parlor Operator; she worked 52 weeks in 1939; but it appears her 20 year old son was supporting the family in 1940. The census report also tells us, Nellie's Highest Grade of Education was: High School, 1st year.

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
Name: Nellie Butter
Residence Year: 1957
Street address: 121 Fauna
Residence Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Occupation: Wtd.
Publication Title: Houston, Texas, City Directory, 1957
NOTE: The directory shows Nellie working at Garden Village Beauty Shop.

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
Name: Nellie Hazel Butter
Death Date: 1 Apr 1958
Death County: Harris
Certificate: 21825

Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
Name: Mrs Nellie Hazel Butter [Mrs Nellie Hazel Thomas]
Birth Date: 18 Apr 1895
Birth Place: Missouri [incorrect]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Residence: Houston, Harris, Texas
Father: Leroy Thomas
Mother: Sarah
Age at Death: 62
Death Date: 1 Apr 1958
Death Place: Houston, Harris, Texas, USA

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: Hazel Butter
SSN: 449565725
Birth Date: 18 Apr 1895
Death Date: 1 Apr 1958
Claim Date: 24 Nov 1958
Type of Claim: Death Claim
Notes: 24 Nov 1958: Name listed as HAZEL BUTTER
Family links: 
  Ephraim Dorous LeRoy Thomas (1861 - 1926)
  Millie Sarah Simons Thomas (1861 - 1946)
  Joseph Zefflick Butter (1865 - 1938)
  Nell Ella Thomas Simpson (1913 - 1967)*
  Joseph Bailey Butter (1919 - 1980)*
  Mary Louise Butter Crow (1925 - 2003)*
  Lila Faye Butter Matula (1930 - 2010)*
  Fannie Adeline Thomas Copeland (1882 - 1970)*
  Walter Carl Thomas (1884 - 1967)*
  James Franklin Thomas (1885 - 1943)*
  Lillie Valeria Thomas French (1887 - 1953)*
  Charles Byron Leroy Thomas (1891 - 1942)*
  Nellie Hazel Thomas Butter (1895 - 1958)
  Claudia O'Ella Thomas McLain (1897 - 1989)*
  Adelbert Clark Thomas (1902 - 1986)*
  Arthur Noble Thomas (1905 - 1961)*
*Calculated relationship



APR. 18 1895

APR. 1 1958

Note: Death Certificate: Cause of Death: Cornary Thrombosis due to Cornary Artery Disease and Arteriosclerosis along with Diabetic Mellitus. Garden of Gethsemani - Buried April 3, 1958 in Section:55, Lot, 1086, Space 7.
Forest Park Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sec 55 lot 1086 sp 7
Created by: Sandra Taylor
Record added: Feb 27, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 125691628
Nellie Hazel <i>Thomas</i> Butter
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Nellie Hazel <i>Thomas</i> Butter
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Nellie Hazel <i>Thomas</i> Butter
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- Sandra Taylor
 Added: Mar. 11, 2017
Nellie Hazel Thomas - great-aunt. Rest in Peace!
- Sandra Taylor
 Added: Mar. 3, 2016
Thinking about you today. I never knew you, but your brother, Arthur Noble Thomas, was a wonderful person. Arthur and Alice Harriette Hanks Thomas were wonderful grandparents. They raised their five grandchildren to adulthood.
- Sandra Taylor
 Added: Mar. 2, 2016
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