Bernard Benjamin BUTLER William Bernard BUTLER Louise Clara OLINGER Grace BUTLER Annette Frank BUTLER John B BUTLER Reid Alymer BUTLER Anna GRIFFITH Mini tree diagram
Archie Lee BUTLER

Archie Lee BUTLER2,3,1,4,5,6

17th Mar 18872,3,4,5,6 - 8th Apr 1939

Life History

17th Mar 1887

Born in Alligator, Bolivar, Mississippi.2,3,4,5,6

between 1900 and 1910

Residence1: In Alligator Lake Township in 1920 in Bolivar County, Mississippi.3,5


Residence2 in Coahoma County, Mississippi.2

about 1927

Married Louise Clara OLINGER in Jefferson County, Texas.4


Residence3 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.1


Residence4 in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas.4

after Apr 1939

Death of Louise Clara OLINGER.6

8th Apr 1939

Died in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas

Coronary Occlusion

10th Apr 1939

Buried in Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.6


  • 1900 Federal Census, Bolivar County, Mississippi, 12 June, Alligator Lake, District 2, page 34A, Hse/Fam #764
    Butler, Bernard B  Head W M Mar 1860  40 Married 16 years MS AL VA Farmer Rent
    Butler, Anna Wife W M Dec 1862  37 Married 16 years 7 children/6 living MS MS MS Farm Laborer
    Butler, Arch Son W M Mar 1887 13 Single MS MS MS Farm Laborer

    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, Arch L Son W M  22  MS MS MS

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Arch Lee Butler
    Residence Clarksdale, Coahoma County MS
    Birth 17 Mar 1887 Alligator MS
    Employed as Hotel Mechanic, Clarksdale
    Mother solely dependent on him, claiming exemption on that ground, Exemption granted
    3 years experience in National Guard
    Medium height and build, Gray eyes, dark hair
    Registered 5 June 1917 Clarksdale, Coahoma, Mississippi

    Before 1928, Arch moved to Texas, where he married a widow named Louise Olinger, who was originally from Iowa.  They had been married about 3 years at census time in 1930.  In 1929 he and Louise were recorded in the San Antonio (Bexar County), Texas, City Directory.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    San Antonio, Texas, City Directory, 1929, p 311
    Butler Arch L (Louise) Slsmn  r 408 Carolina
    Butler Louise Stenographer S A Drug  r 408 Carolina

    By 1930 they had moved to Beaumont, Texas, northeast of Houston.  This census is the first time his name has been recorded as Archie.

    1930 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Texas, 15 April, Beaumont, District 42, page 23B, 475 Harriet St, Hse #414, Fam #461
    Butler, Archie L Head Rents $38 value M W 43  First married at age 40 MS AR MS Salesman, Investment Stocks
    Butler, Louise Wife F W 25 First married at age 22 Iowa Iowa Iowa
    Olinger, Lewis L S-Son M W 6 Single  Iowa Iowa Iowa
    McMillian, Chalice Boarder F W 23 Single TX TX TX Teacher, Public School

    At some point, Archie moved to Ft Worth, where he lived out his life, dying in 1939.  When he died he was the manager of a Package (Liquor) Store in Ft Worth.  By then he was going by his middle name Lee.  Note also that his wife reported his father's name as Ben J Butler, but records report his name as Bernard Benjamin Butler.  Archie Lee was very young when his father died, so it is possible he thought his father's name was Benjamin J Butler.  Lee had a brother named John Benjamin.

    Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
    Mr A Lee Butler
    Age 52, Manager Worth Package Store
    Birth 17 Mar 1887 Mississippi
    Residence 4269 Washburn, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
    Father Ben J Butler, born Mississippi
    Mother Unknown, birthplace unknown
    Spouse Clara L Butler
    Death 8 Apr 1939 All Saints Hospital, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
    Cause of Death Coronary Occlusion
    Burial 10 April 1939 Greenwood Cemetery, Ft Worth, Tarrant, Texas by Harveson & Cole
    Filed 10 Aptil 1939, filed State 15 May 1939


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