Matthew Oliver BUTLER Matthew BUTLER Rosebud BUTLER Kirby Bonner BUTLER Living BUTLER Living BUTLER Bertha NIEDERSCHMIDT Benjamin Calvin BUTLER Fairlee TICHENOR Mini tree diagram
Kirby Bonner BUTLER

Kirby Bonner BUTLER9,3,10,8,4,5,6,7,11,12,13

26th Nov 19131,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 28th Oct 19759,2,3

Life History

26th Nov 1913

Born in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

about 1935

Birth of son Kirby Bonner BUTLER in Arkansas County, Arkansas

28th Oct 1975

Died in Kenton County, Kentucky.9,2,3

after 28th Oct 1975

Buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas.2

Other facts




Military service in TEC3 US Army WWII.2


CauseOfDeath: either a stroke or a heart attack.8


Birth of son Living BUTLER


Birth of daughter Living BUTLER


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    Hello, Thank you for your email.  Matthew O. Butler was my great grandfather.  I did not know him, but I did know Fairlee Tichenor, my great grandmother.  They actually had four children:  Matthew, Kirby B., Rosebud (who married and became Rosebud Nicholson), and Benjamin Calvin.  Matthew died as a baby or small child.  Rosebud, my favorite great aunt, died a couple of years ago at around 93 years.  Benjamin Calvin died in 1985.  He either killed himself or was murdered.  Kirby B. was my grandfather; he died of a stroke or a heart attack in 1975.  Kirby Bonner Butler, Sr. (my grandfather) had 3 children: Kirby Bonner Butler, Jr. (my dad), Pamela Butler, and Greg Butler.  My maiden name is Laurie Lee Butler.  I have a twin sister and two brothers.

    John Benjamin Butler's parents were Thomas F. Butler (born in Granville, NC in 1802, died in Panola, Mississippi in 1851) and Mary Elizabeth Ingram (born May 30, 1809 in Brunswick, Virginia and died May 10, 1855 in Panola, Mississippi).  They had 8 children:  Rufus A Butler, John Benjamin Butler, Infant Butler, William H Butler, Frances M Butler, Francis M Butler, George W. Butler, and Robert James Butler.

    Thomas F Butler's parents were John Pomfert Butler (born March 31, 1770 in Granville, NC  and died June 18, 1837 in Giles, Tennessee) and Mary Polly Hunt (born May 21, 1771 in Granville, NC and died in 1857 in Giles, Tennessee).  They had 9 children: Mary Butler, Sarah Butler, William H Butler, Thomas F Butler, Nancy Butler, Elizabeth Butler, Jane H Butler, John Isaac Butler, Memucan Hunt Butler.

    John Pomfert Butler's parents were Isaac Butler (born abt 1744 in Culpepper, Virginia and died May 13, 1809 in Granville, NC) and Mary Ann Pomfret (born March 31,1749 in King William, Virginia and died in 1821).  These are a list of children I found for them, I'm not sure of the accuracy:  John Pomfert Butler, William Butler, Nancy Butler, James Hunt Butler, Polly Butler, Patsy Butler, Isaac Butler, Sarah Sally Butler, Mary Pomfret Butler, Ormand Butler, Elizabeth Butler.

    Isaac Butler's parents were E G Butler (born in Berwick, Scotland and died in Culpepper, Virginia) and Mildred Lewis.  They had two children:  Lawrence Butler and Isaac Butler.
    --  Laurie Lee Myers, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 20 March 2007

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 31 January, Prairie Township, District 16, Sheet 5B, LaGrue Springs & Ethel Rd, Hse #99, Fam #102
    Butler, Mathew O  Head  Owns Farm  M W 40  AR AL MS Farmer
    Butler, Fairlee T  Wife  F W 29  AR Indiana Kentucky
    Butler, Kirb B  Son W 6 AR AR AR

    U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Kirb B Butler
    Birth Year 1913
    Enlistment Date 15 Jan 1942, Private
    Education 3 years of college
    Civil Occupation Pharmacists
    Marital Status Single, without dependents
    Height 68 inches, Weight 137

    Kirby's wife, according to Butler researcher Laurie Myers, was Bertha Niederschmidt, born 26 September 1917 in Cincinatti, Ohio.  She survived Kirby so e years after he died in 1975.  she died in 2006 in Florida.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Louisville, Kentucky, City Directory, 1952, p 158
    Butler Kirby B (Bertha) br mgr Taylor Drug Store h 6624 Strawberry La

    I note that here it is recorded that Kirby is single with no dependents, yet sources report his son Kirby Jr as born in 1935.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Covington, Kentucky, City Directory, 1954, p 65
    Butler Kirby B (Bertha) pharm Walter G Steiger h 1203 Elberts Cir Apt apt 173 (Park Hills)

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Covington, Kentucky, City Directory, 1959, p 69
    Butler Kirby B (Bertha) pharm Walter G Steiger r Erlanger Ky

    U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
    Kirby Butler
    Birth 26 Nov 1913
    Death 28 Oct 1975
    Enlistment Date 15 Jan 1942
    SSN 429058601
    Release Date 18 Oct 1945

    Kirby's military grave marker provides the following details:
    Kirby B Butler Sr
    Tec4 US Army World War II
    Nov 26 1913  Oct 28 1975

    Social Security Death Index
    Kirby Butler
    Born 26 Nov 1913
    Died Oct 1975
    SSN 429-05-8601 issued Arkansas (Before 1951)

    Note that the SSDI does not report the place of death or address of last benefit.  Family sources identify a death record in Kentucky with Kirby, with the same death date.

    Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000
    Volume 56, Certificate #27747
    Kirby B Butler
    Death 28 Oct 1975 Kenton County, Kentucky
    Age 61
    Residence Kenton County


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