William H BUTLER Lucetta Elizabeth BUTLER William Bernard BUTLER George Washington BUTLER Infant Girl BUTLER Dorothy Laura BUTLER Gertrude Alma BUTLER Thelma Lorine BUTLER William Madison BUTLER Robert Alfred BUTLER Virginia E BUTLER Jack A BUTLER Ada Loora MCSWAIN Ross Almyr BUTLER India A BUTLER India Lucetta SMITH Mini tree diagram

William Morgan BUTLER1,2,3,4,10,11,8,9

also known as Morgan BUTLER6

17th Jan 18701,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 - 6th Jan 19457,9

Life History

17th Jan 1870

Born in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

20th Dec 1896

Married Ada Loora MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.2,5,13

3rd Oct 1897

Birth of daughter Lucetta Elizabeth BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.7,4,12,13,14,13

17th Mar 1899

Birth of son William Bernard BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.7,4

19th Nov 1899

Death of son William Bernard BUTLER in Prairie Township (Ethel), Arkansas County, Arkansas.7

22nd Feb 1902

Birth of son George Washington BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.16,14,15,17,13,9

Sep 1904

Birth of daughter Infant Girl BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas

Sep 1904

Death of daughter Infant Girl BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas

26th Dec 1905

Birth of daughter Dorothy Laura BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.7,16,14,13

21st Mar 1908

Birth of daughter Gertrude Alma BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.16,7,14

3rd Apr 1910

Birth of daughter Thelma Lorine BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.16,7,8,9

16th Oct 1912

Birth of son William Madison BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.16,8,7,9

4th Oct 1914

Birth of son Robert Alfred BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.18,16,7,8,19,13,9

13th Mar 1917

Birth of daughter Virginia E BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.16,8,7,20

21st Aug 1919

Birth of son Jack A BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.16,8,7,19,21,9

1930

Resident in Beat 3, Bolivar, Mississippi.8

16th Apr 1944

Death of son George Washington BUTLER.15,9

6th Jan 1945

Died in Alligator, Bolivar, Mississippi.7,9

after 6th Jan 1945

Buried in Oakridge Cemetery, Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi.9

Notes

  • 1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 21 June, PrairieTownship, District 2, page 27, Hse #183, Fam #194
    W H Butler  W M  46    Married  Farmer  AL NC VA
    India Butler  W F  41  Wife  Married  Housekeeping   VA  VA VA
    W M Butler  W M  11 Son  Single At School  AR AL  VA

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 16 June, PrairieTownship, District 7, Page 11, Hse #192, Fam #195
    William M Butler Head  W M  Jan 1870   30  Married 3 years AR VA MSOwns
    Ada L Butler  Wife  W F   Jun 1878  21  Married 3 years 2 children/2living AR  NC NC
    Lucy Butler Dau   W F  Oct 1897     2  AR AR AR
    Bernard Butler Son  W M  Mar 1900  2mos AR AR AR
    William H Butler Father  W M  May 1834  66  Widowed VA VA VA

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 20 April, PrairieTownship, District 18, Page 3A, Hse/Fam #35
    Butler, Morgan  Head  W M  40  Married 13 yrs AR VA MS
    Butler, Ada R  Wife  W F  31  Married 13 yrs AR NC NC
    Butler, Lucy  Wife  W F  12  AR AR AR
    Butler, George  Son W M  9  AR AR AR
    Butler, Dorothy Wife  W F  5  AR AR AR
    Butler, Gertrude Wife  W F  2  AR AR AR

    1920 Census, Arkansas, Arkansas County, District 16, page 7A, PrairieTownship, Ethel and Chute Rd, Hse #120, Fam #124
    Butler, William M  Head M W 40 AR MS MS Farmer
    Butler, Ada L  Wife F W 42 AR NC NC
    Butler, Lucy E  Dau F W 22 Single AR AR AR
    Butler, George W  Son M W 18 Single AR AR AR Farm Laborer, Home Farm
    Butler, Dorothy D  Dau F W 15 Single AR AR AR Farm Laborer, Home Farm
    Butler, Gertrude A  Dau F W 11 Single AR AR AR Farm Laborer, Home Farm
    Butler, Thelma L  Dau F W 9 Single AR AR AR
    Butler, Madison  Son M W 7 Single AR AR AR
    Butler, Alfred R  Son M W 5 Single AR AR AR
    Butler, Virginia E  Dau F W 4 Single AR AR AR
    Butler, Jack  Son M W 4mos Single AR AR AR [b abt Sep 1919]

    In 1930, we find William and Ada across the river in Bolivar County,Mississppi. On the Arkansas side of the Misissippi River here is DeshaCounty, Arkansas, wich is south of Arkansas County, the main Butlerclan area in that part of Arkansas.  McSwains also live in PhillipsCounty (which is east of Arkansas County and north of Bolivar County,Mississippi across the Missisippi River).

    1930 Federal Census, Bolivar County, Mississippi, 16 April, Beat 3,District 23, page 11B, Hse/Fam #315
    Butler, William M Head M W 60 Married at age 21  AR VA MS Farmer
    Butler, Ada L  Wife F W 52 Married at age 19 AR AL AL
    Butler, Thelma  Dau F W 19 Single AR AR AR
    Butler, Madison  Son M W 17 Single AR AR AR
    Butler, Alfred R  Son M W 16 Single AR AR AR
    Butler, Virginia E  Dau F W 13 Single AR AR AR
    Butler, Jack  Son M W 11 Single AR AR AR
    Butler, William D Nephew M W 49 Single AR MS MS Mechanic

    For some reason in this 1930 census, Ada Loora's parents are bothreported as born in Alabama, when we know from multiple sources thatit should be North Carolina for both, although in the 1880 census, forsome reason, her mother's birthplace is reported as South Carolina,rather than North.

    We get William Morgan's full birth and death dates from a paperrecounting history and details about the family of William H Butler,written by one or more children of William Morgan Butler.

    "William Morgan Butler   January 17, 1870   January 6, 1945"
    --  William H Butler Family Notes, private paper courtesy of JackDodson, 30 August 2011

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    William Morgan Butler
    Birth Jan. 17, 1870 Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Death Jan. 6, 1945 Alligator, Bolivar County, Mississippi

    W. Morgan Butler, 75, prominent citizen of Alligator, died at his homeafter an illness of almost four years.

    He was born in Ethel, Arkansas and spent a portion of his childhoodclose to Alligator on the Village Plantation, which was then owned byMr. J. C. Rainer. He then return to Arkansas, but in 1928, he moved toAlligator and took over management of the large plantation of hisbrother, R. A. Butler.

    He is survived by his wife, by his brother, R. A. Butler, by threesons, Sgt. W. M. Butler, Jr., Now in England, Jack Butler of Stockton,Cal., now on his way home, Alfred Butler, Alligator, and by fivedaughters, Mrs. J. C. Wilson of Moro, Ark., Mrs. R. L. Miller ofPortland, Ore, Miss Thelma Butler of Washington, D. C., Miss VirginiaButler of Alligator, and Mrs. Lucy B. Miller of Clarksdale. He alsoleaves a number of grandchildren.

    Funeral service was at the Methodist Church in Alligator, with theRev. J.S. Maxey, pastor of the church, and the Rev. H. J. Logan,pastor of the Baptist church of Duncan, officiating. Interment was atOakridge Cemetery.

    Parents:
    William H. Butler (1834 - ____)
    India Smith Butler (1838 - ____)
    Children:
    Thelma Butler Garrett (1910 - 1991)
    William Madison Butler (1912 - 1982)
    Robert Alfred Butler (1914 - 1989)
    Sibling Ross Almyr Butler (1872 - 1950)

    Burial Oakridge Cemetery, Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi

    Created by Jack77 Apr 21, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #68724761http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=68724761
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