Bernard Benjamin BUTLER William Bernard BUTLER Archie Lee BUTLER Grace BUTLER Annie B BUTLER John B BUTLER Annette BUTLER Reid Alymer BUTLER William R BUTLER Benjamin BUTLER Living BUTLER Living BUTLER Willa BIRDWELL Anna GRIFFITH Mini tree diagram

Reid Alymer BUTLER2,8,3,7,9,10,11,4,7,12,6,5

3rd Jul 18976 - Dec 19593,7,5

Life History

1897

Born in Tennessee.6

(less likely)

3rd Jul 1897

Born in Mississippi.2,3,4,5

(most likely)

17th Jan 1927

Married Willa BIRDWELL in Harrison County. Texas.8,7,13,6

about Sep 1928

Birth of daughter Annette BUTLER in Louisiana.6,13

14th Mar 1930

Birth of son Reid Alymer BUTLER in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana.6,14,5,13

4th Jul 1933

Birth of son William R BUTLER in Louisiana.14,6,5

7th Jan 1935

Birth of son Benjamin BUTLER in Louisiana.5,6

1st Apr 1940

Resident in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana.6

Dec 1959

Died in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana.3,7,5

Dec 1959

Buried in Lakelawn Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana.1

Other facts

 

Birth of daughter Living BUTLER

 

Birth of daughter Living BUTLER

Notes

  • Reid's grandson, Reid Alymer Butler III, indicates that the middlename three of them share comes from an earlier relative, Ross AlmyrButler.

    "Thank you for solving the mystery of where my middle name came from.Even though it is spelled different my middle name is Alymer mostprobably came from Ross Almyr Butler. I wad told it was a family namejust like my Uncle Ross whose name was William Ross Butler. It seemslike if a Butler liked a name it or a variation was used over andover."
    --  Reid Alymer Butler III, email message to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 16December 2012

    In 1900, Reid is a 3-year-old in the home of his parents Bernard andAnna, in Bolivar County, Mississippi, on the Mississippi River, acrossfrom Arkansas.  They have lived in Arkansas for some time since theirmarriage, since the first child William B was born in Arkansas.

    1900 Federal Census, Bolivar County, Mississippi, 12 June, AlligatorLake, District 2, page 34A, Hse/Fam #764
    Butler, Bernard B  Head W M Mar 1860  40 Married 16 years MS AL VAFarmer Rent
    Butler, Anna Wife W M Dec 1862  37 Married 16 years 7 children/6living MS MS MS Farm Laborer
    Butler, Ried [sic] A Son W M July 1897 3 Single MS MS MS

    The birth date given here, May 1897, differs from the date reported byfamily sources and the Social Security Death Index, 3 July 1897.

    In the 1910 census, we find that Reid's mother Anna is a widow.  Notealso that Anna's age is reported as 36 instead of 46.

    1910 Federal Census, Bolivar County, Mississippi, 20 April, Beat 1,District 1, Page 24A, Hse #462, Fam #464
    Butler, Anna  Head  W F  36 [sic] Widow MS AL MS Own Income
    Butler, Reid Son W M  13  MS MS MS

    In the 1920 census, Reid is enumerated in the home of his sister AnnieB Scott, in Coahoma County, Mississippi.  Coahoma is on theMississippi River across from Phillips County, Arkansas.  On the westside of Phillips County is Arkansas County, where members of thisButler family moved in the late 1800s.

    1920 Federal Census, Coahoma County, Mississippi, 26 April, Beat 3,District 32, page 17A,  Hse #385, Fam #402
    Scott, M H  Head  Owns M W 47 Married AR AL MS  Merchant, GeneralMerchandise
    Scott, Annie B Wife F W 42 Married MS MS MS
    Scott, M H Jr  Son M W 5 TN TN MS
    Scott, Eleanor H  Dau M W 5 MS TN MS
    Butler, R A  Bro-in-Law M W 23 MS AR MS Salesman, General Store

    R A's grandson Reid Butler III, tells a story about his grandparents'marriage.

    "My Grandfather Reid Butler and my Grandmother Willa Birdwell (b1903 d1972) were married in Texas were they eloped to because her Dad hatedmy grandfather who "stole" my grandmother from his hand picked man tobe my grandmother's husband, who introduced them when my grandfatheraccompanied him to the Birdwell house."
    --  Reid Alymer Butler III, email message to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 15December 2012

    Reid and Willa married about 1927.  A listing in the 1930 censusmatches them, except Reid's age is wrong.  In this 1930 census record,Reid (Reed) is reported as 27 years old, although he was already 23 in1920.  Willa is reported as 22 years old, although in the 1940 census,she is 33, 11 years older, which is reasonable.  The ages at whichthey were married match the current ages reported, indicating marriagein 1927.

    A transcription of the marriage record was found on FamilySearch.org
    Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973
    FamilySearch.org
    R. A. Butler
    Willa Birdwell
    17 Jan 1927
    Harrison Co, Texas

    In 1930, they are enumerated as residents of New Orleans, OrleansParish.

    1930 Federal Census, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 19 April, New OrleansWard 3, District 39, page 24A, 133 South Claiborne St, Hse #351, Fam#386
    Ligon, Emmet Head Rents $50 M W 42 Married at age 25 TX LA LA RailroadEngineer
    Ligon, Mamie Wife F W 39 Married at age 21 LA LA LA
    - Fam #386A -
    Butler, Reed A Head Rents M W 27 Married at age 19 US US US Laborer,General Work
    Butler, Willa Wife F W 22 Married at age 17 LA LA LA
    David, Alice Lodger F W 18 Married at age 17 [No husband rptd] LA LALA

    But where is their daughter Annette, who is reported in 1940 as 12years old?  Also Reid A Butler Jr was born in March 1930, and also ismissing here.  I have worked with Reid A Butler III on reconstructinghis grandfather's family.  In our email discussion on this matter hecomments:

    "I know my grandparents married in Harrison County. TX in ____ and Iknow my Aunt Annette was about 17 months old when the 1930 census wastaken and my Dad was about 45 days old b 14 March, 1930.  Census taken19 April, 1930 but why the 2 of them are not listed is still a mysteryto me."
    --  Reid Alymer Butler III, email message to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 22December 2012

    1940 Federal Census, New Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 24 April, NewOrleans, District 36-455, page 1B, Hse #525, Rents $8
    Butler, Reid Sr  Head M W 43 Grade H-4 b Tennessee Same Place in 1935No Occup Rptd
    Butler, Willa Wife F W 33 Grade C-2 b Louisiana Same Place in 1935
    Butler, Annette Dau F W 12 Grade 6 b Louisiana Same Place in 1935
    Butler, Reid Jr Son M W 10 Grade 2 b Louisiana Same Place in 1935
    Butler, William R Son M W 7 Grade 0 b Louisiana Same Place in 1935
    Butler, Benjamin Son M W 5 Grade 0 b Louisiana
    Butler, Louise Dau F W 3 Grade 0 b Louisiana
    Butler, Virginia Dau F W 4mos Grade 0 b Louisiana [b abt Nov 1939]

    List of Crew, Ship Name: Pan York
    New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1945
    Reid A Butler
    Arrival New Orleans, Louisiana 17 Nov 1944
    Age: 47, Birth Date: abt 1897
    From the port of Merida, Mexico
    Signed on New Orleans, Louisiana 6 October 1944

    Social Security Death Index
    Reid Butler
    Born 3 Jul 1897
    Died Dec 1959
    SSN 438-05-6624 issued Louisiana (Before 1951)

    Lakelawn Cemetery Reid Sr and Willa's grave site
    Category:  Headstone
    Attached To:  Reid A Butler (born 1897)
    -- Private Tree, Ancestry.com

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    My Son Reid Adrew (not Andrew) Butler Born June 23, 1989

    My Self Reid Alymer Butler III Born Jan. 8, 1953

    My Father Reid A. Butler Jr Born March 14, 1933 Death 1999

    Grand father Reid A Butler Sr Born July 3, 1897 Death 1960

    Great Grand father Bernard Benjamin Butler Born 1860 Approx. Death1900-1910?

    2x Great Grand father William G (or H, two different indexes have ittwo different ways.  Have looked at 1900 census in Boliver Co, MS andcan't make up my mind either)  Born 1834 approx. Death ?
    --  Butler Family Pedigrees/DNA testing, From an email sent by Reid A.Butler III, April 19, 2011,http://www.worldfamilies.net/forum/index.php?topic=9438.msg122606#msg122606

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Sources

  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Private Tree, Ancestry.com
  • 2. 1910 Federal Census, Bolivar County, Mississippi
    • 20 April, Beat 1, District 1, Page 24A, Hse #462, Fam #464
  • 3. Butler Family Pedigrees/DNA testing
    • Location:http://www.worldfamilies.net/forum/index.php?topic=9438.msg122606#msg122606;
  • 4. Ancestry Trees
    • Butler, by Reid Butler III,
  • 5. Social Security Death Index
  • 6. 1940 Federal Census, New Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    • 24 April, New Orleans, District 36-455, page 1B, Hse #525, Rents $8
  • 7. Reid Alymer Butler III, email message to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 15December 2012
  • 8. Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973
  • 9. 1930 Federal Census, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    • 19 April, New Orleans Ward 3, District 39, page 24A, 133 South
  • 10. 1920 Federal Census, Coahoma County, Mississippi
    • 26 April, Beat 3, District 32, page 17A,  Hse #385, Fam #402
  • 11. 1900 Federal Census, Bolivar County, Mississippi
    • 12 June, Alligator Lake, District 2, page 34A, Hse/Fam #764
  • 12. New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1945
    • List of Crew, Ship Name: Pan York
  • 13. Reid Alymer Butler III, email message to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 22December 2012
  • 14. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2

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