|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1881|
|Death: ||Mar. 14, 1911|
Married Frances Tilton May 22,1905; Sacramento Co. California.
SHOCKING DEATH OF ROSEVILLE SWITCHMAN
Charles Howard Butler had his life crushed out in the Roseville railroad yards at 4:17 o'clock in the most shocking manner. The time of death was indicated by the battered watch taken from his body. He was "fieldman" of the switching crew whose duty it was to receive the cars cut out from the string and set the brakes on them so they would not bump into and damage other cars.He was last seen alive.... about 4:10 o'clock. ........ It will never be known just how the fearful accident occurred. It is assumed that Butler missed his footing while attempting to board a cut of cars and fell to his death under the wheels and the jury returned a virdict of accidental death while performing his duty.
The deceased had been in the employ of the company about five years, two years in Truckee and the last three years in Roseville; and was an experienced and reliable man.
He was born and raised in Roseville, 29 years old, and leaves a wife and a little daughter. He was the son of Thomas W. Butler of Roseville and Mrs. Sarah Butler of Sacramento; full brother to George E. and Frank Butler and half brother to W. T. Butler. There is a married sister in Lassen County.
The funeral will be conducted from the home in Schelhous under the auspices of the Odd Fellows.
Charles Butler was universally known and liked here, and the entire community sympathizes with his bereaved ones and are greatly shocked over his sudden and cruel death.
Roseville Register: March 16,1911.
William Thomas Butler (1848 - 1935)
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)*
Roseville Public Cemetery District
Created by: 4ever Nanny
Record added: Nov 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79824617
Added: Jun. 30, 2012