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Harrison Butler, 1815-1891

BUTLER, GIST

Posted By: Constance Diamond, IAGenWeb Volunteer (email)
Date: 9/10/2017 at 18:08:36

The West Union Gazette
West Union, Iowa
September 4, 1891 [Friday]
Page 8, column two

ELDER HARRISON BUTLER DEAD.
He departed this life on Saturday night [Aug. 29] at about 11 o'clock. It is believed his death was the result of injuries received last Feb. in the wreck of the B.C.R. & N. Railway.

Mr. Butler has been a resident of this county for forty-one years, and died at his home in Westfield Township on the farm be bought from the government in l850. He was born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, October 26, 1815. At the age of twenty-four he chose as a life partner Miss Amanda Gist. His wife and six children survive, all of whom were present at the funeral. His brother, Absalom Butler, from Clay county, Kansas, reached West Union about an hour after the funeral. Mr. Butler has been prominently identified with the development and upbuilding of this county, and took a very active part in the building of the first school house (a log structure) in his district. He was a consistent member of the old school Baptist church and was a preacher in his church for over thirty years. Elder Blake, of Dunkinton, of the same denomination as Mr. Butler, officiated at the funeral.

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