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 Mary Elizabeth Butler

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Mary Elizabeth Butler

  • Birth 16 Mar 1848 Illinois, USA
  • Death 24 Nov 1878 Bodie, Mono County, California, USA
  • Burial Bridgeport, Mono County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 5855250

Ill. – The wife of Mrs. B. F. Butler has been severely ill for the past two weeks, of typhoid fever, and at one time it was thought that her life was in danger. It is gratifying to state that she is now somewhat improved, but still very ill. In consequence, Mr. Butler has been unable to attend to his extensive business, to the detriment of his own interests and those of his customers. (Bodie Weekly Standard, 11/20/1878)

A Long Rest. – Mrs. Ben. F. Butler, after a long and painful illness on Sunday evening at about 5 o'clock breathed her last. Not even the assiduous and unremitting care of a devoted husband could stay the dreadful coming of the end of all mortals. Deceased was among those who on earth were beloved of all who knew them, and we sincerely hope that a greater happiness than can come to any of us may await her in the great hereafter. Mrs. Butler was a native of Illinois, where she was born November 24th, 1848, and was consequently 30 years of age. A large circle of friends unite in heartfelt sympathy with the bereaved husband and four beautiful children. May the green sod rest lightly upon her breast and in after time unite the family now so mournfully separated. (Bodie Standard, 11/27/1878)

Died. Bodie, Mono county, November 24 – Mrs. B. F. Butler, aged 30 years and 28 days. (Sacramento Daily Union, 11/28/1878)

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1870 Census, Pine Grove P.O., Township No. 6, Esmeralda County, Nevada:

B. F. Butler, 32 yrs, Blacksmith, PE $300, b. Illinois; Mary Butler, 22 yrs, Keeping House, b. Illinois; Daniel Butler, 1 yr 6 mos, at home, b. California

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The following was posted by Lonnie DeCloedt:

Wife of B. F. Butler. Her obituary states that she was mourned by a large group of friends when she passed away after a long illness.

Epitaph reads: "Thus star by star declined, Till all are passed away, As morning high and higher shines, To pure and perfect day."


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  • Maintained by: Sue
  • Originally Created by: Lonnie DeCloedt
  • Added: 18 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5855250
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Elizabeth Butler (16 Mar 1848–24 Nov 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5855250, citing Bodie Cemetery – Wards Section, Bridgeport, Mono County, California, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 47371789) .