Phillip K MCSWAIN Maggie Ella MCSWAIN William Morgan 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 Joseph Edward MCSWAIN Tissie MCSWAIN Robert Perry MCSWAIN Benjamin Dean MCSWAIN Lillie May MCSWAIN Leona E MCSWAIN Martha Elizabeth PADGETT Mini tree diagram
Ada Loora MCSWAIN

Ada Loora MCSWAIN12,8,1,2,3,4,7,5,9

22nd Jun 18781,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 - 31st Dec 19582,9,10

Life History

between 1878 and 1920

Resident in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.4,3,11,5

22nd Jun 1878

Born in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

20th Dec 1896

Married William Morgan BUTLER in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,22,13

3rd Oct 1897

Birth of daughter Lucetta Elizabeth BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.2,6,3,13,14,13

17th Mar 1899

Birth of son William Bernard BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.2,6

19th Nov 1899

Death of son William Bernard BUTLER in Prairie Township (Ethel), Arkansas County, Arkansas.2

22nd Feb 1902

Birth of son George Washington BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.16,14,15,17,13,10

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.2,16,14,13

21st Mar 1908

Birth of daughter Gertrude Alma BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.16,2,14

3rd Apr 1910

Birth of daughter Thelma Lorine BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.16,2,7,10

16th Oct 1912

Birth of son William Madison BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.16,7,2,10

4th Oct 1914

Birth of son Robert Alfred BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.18,16,2,7,19,13,10

13th Mar 1917

Birth of daughter Virginia E BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.16,7,2,20

21st Aug 1919

Birth of son Jack A BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.16,7,2,19,21,10

1930

Residence2 in Beat 3, Bolivar, Mississippi.7

16th Apr 1944

Death of son George Washington BUTLER.15,10

6th Jan 1945

Death of William Morgan BUTLER in Alligator, Bolivar, Mississippi.2,10

31st Dec 1958

Died in Coahoma County, Mississippi.2,9,10

after 31st Dec 1958

Buried in Oakridge Cemetery, Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi.9,10

Notes

  • Ada Loora's name is reported as A L (2 years old) in the 1880 ArkansasCounty, Arkansas, census.

    1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 10 June, PrairieTownship, page 16D, Hse #105, Fam #108
    P K McSwain W M 31  Farmer  NC NC NC
    Elizabeth McSwain W  F 32 Wife Housekeeping  NC  SC  NC
    A L McSwain W  F 2 Daughter AR NC NC

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Ada L McSwain
    Gender: Female
    Age 18, Birth Year abt 1878
    Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name: W M Butler
    Spouse's Gender: Male
    Spouse's Age: 26
    Spouse's Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 20 Dec 1896 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date: 18 Dec 1896

    After marrying, Ada and William remained in the Ethel, Arknasas, areato raise their family, unitl after 1920 they moved across theMississippi River to Bolivar County, Msisissippi.

    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

    In 1920 she and William Morgan are living next door to James Marvinand Ruth Lowery McSwain.  Eight of their children are still at home.

    1920 Census, Arkansas, Arkansas County, District 16, page 7A, PrairieTownship, 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
    Butler, Dorothy D  Dau F W 15 Single AR AR AR Farm Laborer
    Butler, Gertrude A  Dau F W 11 Single AR AR AR Farm Laborer
    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 7 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]

    Before 1930 they moved across the Mississippi River into BolivarCounty, Mississippi. McSwains and Butlers and other related famliieshave members in all the neighboring counties on both sides of theRiver here, Phillips County, Arkansas, to the north, Desha County,Arkansas, to the west, Arkansas County, north of Desha and west ofPhilips.  And in 1940, Ada and WIlliam's daughter Virginia is inMontgomery County, Mississippi, next to Attala County, Mississippi, ahome of Butlers, Criswells, Jenkinses and others who moved to ArkansasCounty, Arkansas.

    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

    See also David Lee on Roots Web:
    Ada Loora McSwain,http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dlee-pobox&id=I1486

    Ada Loora's birth and death dates are provided by a private familypaper on the famliy of William Morgan Butler, which came into thepossession of Jack Dodson only in late August 2011.

    "Ada Loora McSwain   June 22, 1878   December 31, 1958"
    --  Wililam H Butler Family Notes, private paper courtesy of JackDodson, 30 August 2011

    I found a photo of Ada's gravestone (footstone) posted, but noinformation on the cemetery.

    Gravestone of Ada Loora McSwain Butler, Cemetery Unknown
    Ada McSwain Butler
    June 22, 1878
    Dec 31, 1958
    Arkansas County, Arkansas

    Ada McSwain Butler
    Birth Jun. 22, 1878 Arkansas
    Death Dec. 31, 1958 Mississippi
    Burial Oakridge Cemetery, Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi
    Created by Jack77 Jun 02, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #91244882,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Butler&GSiman=1&GScid=61577&GRid=91244882&

Sources

  • 1. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 2. W H Butler Family Notes, by children of W M Butler, private paper
  • 3. 1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 4 Feb, Prairie Township, District 16, Ethel and Chute Rd, Page 7A, Hse
  • 4. 1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 10 June, Prairie Township, page 16D, Hse #105, Fam #108
  • 5. 1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 20 April, Prairie Township, District 13, Page 3A, Hse/Fam #35
  • 6. 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 16 June, Prairie Township, District 7, Page 11, Hse #192, Family #195
  • 7. 1930 Federal Census, Bolivar County, Mississippi
    • 16 April, Beat 3, District 23, page 11B, Hse/Fam #315
  • 8. RootsWeb ID: I3216 -- Thomas F Butler
    • Location:http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=sarahc_ingram&id=I3216;;
  • 9. Gravestone of Ada Loora McSwain Butler, Cemetery Unknown, ArkansasCounty, Arkansas
  • 10. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 11. 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 16 June, Prairie Township, District 7,  p 12A, Hse #95, Fam #97
  • 12. 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 16 June, Prairie Township, District 7, p 12A, Hse #95, Fam #97
  • 13. RootsWeb ID: I1486 -- Ada Loora McSwain
  • 14. 1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 20 April, Prairie Township, District 18, Page 3A, Hse/Fam #35
  • 15. William H Butler Family Notes, private paper courtesy of Jack Dodson,30 August 2011
  • 16. 1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 4 Feb, Prairie Township, District 16, Page 7A, Ethel & Chute Rd, Hse
  • 17. 1930 Federal Census, Bolivar County, Mississippi
    • 3 April, Alligator, District 18, page 1B, Hse #17, Fam #18
  • 18. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
  • 19. Social Security Death Index
  • 20. 1940 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Mississippi
    • 9 April, Duck Hill Township, District 49-6, page 4A, First St, Hse
  • 21. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  • 22. RootsWeb ID: I1448 -- William Morgan Butler

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