Violet <I>Butler</I> Bradley

Photo added by Luella Hinrichsen

Violet Butler Bradley

  • Birth 1864 Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
  • Death 1935 Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 72012901

First daughter of Gov. David Christy & Lydia (Story) Butler. The town of Violet, Nebraska was named after her by her father.

She went to Chicago in 1882 where she studied music.

Married Feb. 13, 1887 to Joseph Wilson McCoy, her first husband, who was born April 8, 1854 in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio and died July 24, 1917 in Cedar Vale, Chautauqua, Kansas. They later separated.

She again turned to her music, studied in New York, training her operatic soprano voice, and toured the country with stage and concert companies. Later she came back and taught school in both Kansas and Nebraska.

She was remarried Dec. 22, 1924 to Joseph Calvin Bradley at Rossville, Kansas.

(Thanks to Jay Freeman for the above info)

David Christy Butler (1829-1891)
Lydia (Story) Butler (1837-1918)

Infant Butler (Twin) (1863)
Infant Butler (Twin) (1863)
Olive Butler (Twin) (1867-1868)
Ozias Butler (Twin) (1867-1883)
David Seth Butler (1869-1937)
Darius Dee Butler (1873-1935)
Paul Butler (1878-1963)

Spouse 1:
Joseph Wilson McCoy (8 Apr 1854-24 Jul 1917)
13 Feb 1887

No children

Spouse 2:
Joseph Calvin Bradley (12 Sep 1862-31 Aug 1940)
22 Dec 1924
Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas

No children

Family Members

Siblings Half Siblings





  • Maintained by: Don Winfrey
  • Originally Created by: Luella Hinrichsen
  • Added: 26 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72012901
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Violet Butler Bradley (1864–1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72012901, citing Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Don Winfrey (contributor 46872561) .