Reid Alymer BUTLER Annette Frank BUTLER Reid Alymer BUTLER William Ross BUTLER Dan Benjamin BUTLER Louise Marie BUTLER Lyle Eugene TRABEAUX Lisa TRABEAUX Living TRABEAUX Marshall Archibald BUTLER Willa M BIRDWELL Mini tree diagram
Virginia Lee BUTLER

Virginia Lee BUTLER1,3,2,4,5,3

8th Jun 19391,2 - 20th Oct 20183

Life History

8th Jun 1939

Born in Louisiana.1,2

Aug 1959

Married Lyle Eugene TRABEAUX in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana.5

14th Feb 1962

Birth of daughter Lisa TRABEAUX.3


Death of Lyle Eugene TRABEAUX.3

23rd Aug 1999

Death of daughter Lisa TRABEAUX.3,3

20th Oct 2018

Died in Charleston, Charleston, North Carolina.3

Other facts


Birth of daughter Living TRABEAUX


  • 1940 Federal Census, New Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 24 April, New Orleans, District 36-455, page 1B, Hse #525, Rents $8
    Butler, Reid Sr  Head M W 43 Grade H-4 b Tennessee Same Place in 1935 No Occup Rptd
    Butler, Willa Wife F W 33 Grade C-2 b Louisiana Same Place in 1935
    Butler, Virginia Dau F W 4mos Grade 0 b Louisiana [b abt Nov 1939]

    "Virgina Butler was born 8 June, 1939 and is always called Pumpkin, a name her Dad gave her was she was small. She is living in Virginia near her surviving Daughter Sharon."
    --  Reid A Butler III, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 31 January 2013

    Note that there is a discrepancy between the age report in the 1940 census and in the date from family records that Reid gave me.  At the census date of 1 April 1940, her parents reported her as 4 months old, meaning she was born in November 1939.  But the family date is 8 June 1939.  From this date, she should have been 9 months old on the census date.

    "My Aunt Louise (Susie) Butler Wood passed from this world to be with the Lord Thursday of this week [18 January 2018], if you have her pn your tree.  She died in Lafayette Assisted Living facility.  Of my dad's generation there is only one left,  Virginia Butler Tribou [Trabeaux],  Pumpkin as she is known by the family, currently living in North Carolina."
    --  Reid Butler, Facebook Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 20 January 2018

    "Orville Boyd Jenkins, my dad's siblings were his older sister Annette Frank Butler Baudier, the the brother just below my dad William Ross Butler, Dan Benjamin Barnard Butler, Louise Butler also known as Susie, Virginia Butler known as pumpkin, and then Marshall Archibald Butler.  Just a quick mention about my aunt Annette's middle name Frank.  It was her aunt Annie's middle name as well.  Her aunt's, my great-aunt's, name was Anna Frank Butler Scott.  She was the sister that took care of my grandfather Reid Butler Sr after his mother had passed.  I have no idea where the name Frank came from."
    --  Reid Butler III, Facebook comments in answer to queries by Orville Boyd Jenkins, 17 July 2018

    "This picture is my aunt Virginia (Pumpkin) Butler.  She is presently living in Charlotte North Carolina She is the second-youngest of my dad's siblings with Marshall being the youngest.  My Aunt has 2 daughters on living Sharon born 21 January 1961 who is the eldest AND living in Charleston NC and Lisa who was killed in a hit and run by a boyfriend who she had broken up with.  She was born 14 February 1962 and died 23 August 1999 the daughters maiden name Trabeaux.  The girls dad is Lyle Trabeaux"
    --  Photo and commentary courtesy of Reid Butler III, received 7 September 2018 via Facebook Messaging

    New Orleans, Louisiana, Marriage Records Index, 1831-1964
    Lyle Eugene Trabeaux
    Virginia Lee Butler
    Marriage Aug 1959 New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA

    Virginia's nephew notified me Sunday night, 21 October 2018, that Pumpkin had died oin Saturday night.

    "Just got text from Sharon saying Aunt Pumpkin passed away last night.  Orville, Pumpkin is Virginia, my father's last remaining sibling.  She had moved with her daughter to Charlotte North Carolina."
    --  Reid Butler III, Facebook Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins 21 October 2018


  • 1. 1940 Federal Census, New Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    • 24 April, New Orleans, District 36-455, page 1B, Hse #525, Rents $8
  • 2. Facebook Messaging
  • 3. Reid A Butler III
  • 4. Facebook
  • 5. New Orleans, Louisiana, Marriage Records Index, 1831-1964

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