Thomas Ethelbert BUTLER George Edward BUTLER Nora Lee BUTLER Johnanna BUTLER Thomas Ethelbert BUTLER Mini tree diagram

Evie Lena BROWN1,5,2,3,4

9th Mar 18711,2,3,4 - 28th May 19461

Life History

9th Mar 1871

Born in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.1,2,3,4

23rd Jan 1886

Married Thomas Ethelbert BUTLER in Shelby County, Tennessee.5

7th Jul 1887

Birth of son George Edward BUTLER in Shelby County, Tennessee.6,7

25th Aug 1889

Birth of daughter Nora Lee BUTLER in Shelby County, Tennessee.10,2,8

about 1892

Birth of daughter Johnanna BUTLER in Shelby County, Tennessee.3

28th May 1894

Birth of son Thomas Ethelbert BUTLER in Marion, Crittenden, Arkansas.11,12,13,14,15

7th Feb 1925

Death of Thomas Ethelbert BUTLER in Shelby County, Tennessee.16

19th Oct 1929

Death of daughter Nora Lee BUTLER in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.8,9

28th May 1946

Died in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.1

Multiple Pulmonary Infarcts (?), Hypertensive Cardio-Vascular Disease, Myocardial Damage

30th May 1946

Buried in Mullins Chapel, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.1


  • Evie Lena Brown
    Birth 09 MAR 1871 in Memphis, Tennessee
    Death May 28, 1946 in Memphis, Tennessee
    Parents George Washington Brown b 1847
    Mary A Arendale 1845 - 1904
    Spouse 1 Thomas Ethelbert Butler 1852 - 1925
    Spouse 2 John Wesley Stauffer 1887 - 1956
    --  Burgess and Webster,

    Marriage Records, Shelby County, Tennessee
    T E Butler and Miss Evalena [Evie Lena] Brown
    Issued 22 Jan 1886
    Bond of $1250 signed by T E Butler and G W Brown
    Married Jan 23, 1886 by H J Turner, Minister of the Gospel

    The genealogy reports a birth date one year later than the year reported in the 1900 census.  That census is often a year off.  Her death certifiacte reports no date of birth.

    1900 Federal Census, Shelby County, Tennessee, 4 June, Civil District 16, Enumeration District 53, page 10A, Hse/Fam #34
    Butler, Thomas  Head W M Nov 1852  48 Married 14 years MS TN TN Farmer Rent
    Butler, Evie Wife W M Mar 1870  30 Married 14 years 4 children/4 living TN MS MS Farm Laborer
    Butler, George Son W M Aug 1888 12 Single TN TN TN At School
    Butler, Nora Dau W F Aug 1889 11 Single TN TN TN At School
    Butler, John A Dau [sic] W F Feb 1892 9 Single AR TN TN At School
    Butler, Tom Son W M Mar 1895  5 Single AR TN TN

    "Evie Lena Brown Butler marrying a Stauffer.  He was her daughter-in-law's brother.  Evie Lena married him after Thomas E. died.  I think the Stauffer guy was younger than my great grandmother."
    --  Janice Burgess Lipford, Ancestry Messaging, 23 September 2011

    Tennessee Death Certificate
    Certificate #13435
    Evelyn Stauffer, Occupation Housewife
    Birth date not reported, Place Tennessee
    Death 28 May 1946 at John Gaston Hospital, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
    Cause of Death Multiple Pulmonary Infarcts (?), Hypertensive Cardio-Vascular Disease, Myocardial Damage
    Father George Brown, born Tennessee
    Mother Mary Arndale, born Tennessee
    Husband John W Stauffer
    Informant H G Miller
    Burial 30 May 1946 in Mullins Chapel, Memphis, by Cosmopolitan Funeral Home, Memphis
    Filed 5 June 1946


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