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William Butler
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1836
Adair County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1916
Adair County
Kentucky, USA

A Good Citizen Crosses Over.

Last Saturday night, about 9:30, Mr. Wm. Butler, who was born and reared near Columbia, crossed the great divide, after a long illness. Had he lived until the 9th of next October he would have been eighty years old.

When the Civil War broke out, he and two brothers, N.G. and Josh Butler, espoused the cause of the Union, entered the Federal army and served in the 13th regiment, Capt. O.B. Patteson's company, until hostilities ceased. He was a good soldier and also a first-class citizen, one who will not only be missed by his immediate family, but all who knew him intimately. He died with diseases incident to old age, and in his passing, for several days he slept his life out.

Some years ago he professed his faith in Christ, united with the Christian church, and was a faithful member until the summons called him from the walks of life. In his associating with his fellows, he had a warm greeting, a kind word for for everyone he met. We never knew of Bill Butler, as he was familiarly called, speaking unkind words of his fellow man. Honest in all dealings, with a heart full of love for the companion of his bosom and a number of devoted daughters, he passed through the veil, to await the coming of his earthly loved ones.

Besides his wife and children, he leaves three brothers and two sisters to our knowledge. May God comfort them in this hour of sorrow. The funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Eld. Z.T. Williams in the presence of a large circle of relatives and friends, and the interment was in the Butler graveyard.

(The Adair County News, Jun 21, 1916) 
 
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 Parents:
  Champness Butler (1799 - 1867)
  Amanda S. Cheatham Butler (1805 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Matilda Marguerite Banks Butler (1846 - 1922)
 
 Children:
  Mary Jane Butler Hancock (1869 - 1942)*
  Myra S. Butler (1872 - 1950)*
  Lora V. Butler Murray (1874 - 1952)*
  Susie Katie Butler (1877 - 1959)*
  Nanna Lee Butler Hood (1881 - ____)*
  Fannie Bet Butler (1892 - 1902)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nathan Gaither Butler (1828 - 1900)*
  Myra H. Butler Moore (1829 - 1909)*
  Nellie Norman Butler Conover (1831 - 1920)*
  Edmund Butler (1833 - 1908)*
  John W. Butler (1834 - 1905)*
  William Butler (1836 - 1916)
  Joshua Butler (1838 - 1923)*
  Sarah F. Butler Smith (1841 - 1924)*
  Isaac Butler (1845 - 1901)*
  James Butler (1847 - 1924)*
  David H. Butler (1849 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Sgt., 13th KY Infantry Co. B, Civil War
 
Burial:
Butler Cemetery
Adair County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: BC
Record added: Feb 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65978361
William Butler
Added by: BC
 
 
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- Genna Vinson
 Added: Oct. 16, 2016

- BC
 Added: Feb. 21, 2011
 
 
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