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Amanda Butler, 1819-1892


Posted By: Constance Diamond, IAGenWeb Volunteer (email)
Date: 1/12/2018 at 09:49:55

West Union Gazette
West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa
Friday, 18 Nov 1892
Page 7 column three


Mrs. Amanda Butler, widow of Harrison Butler, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Finch, Nov. 9, 1892, at 7 o'clock P.M., being 73years, 6 months and 14 days old. Mother Butler was born April 25th, 1819, in Muskingum county, Ohio. She married to Harrison Butler, April 14, 1839, (who died Aug 21, 1891) making 52 years, 4 months and 15 days they journeyed together as husband and wife. Soon after their marriage in Ohio they moved to Wisconsin and in 1850 came to Iowa, settling on a farm in Westfield township, Fayette county, where they resided until the husband's death. The most of the time since she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Finch. Mother Butler's decline in health bean about ten years ago. Last winter she had quite a severe spell of sickness but recovered so that she had very good health until last Saturday, the 5th inst., at about 11:30 A.M., when her daughter found her unable to speak. Her doctor, G.D. Darnall, was immediately called, who stated her affliction as apoplexy, She rallied once or twice afterward enough to speak a few words and recognize those with her. After Sunday she was unconscious and unable to take medication or nourishment, and sank gradually away, apparently without realizing any pain. Much of her time of late was spent reading her bible and hymn book. Mother Butler was most of her life a consistent member of the old school Baptist church, and died as she had lived. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Mary E. Finch and Mrs. Sarah E. Hough, and four sons, Joseph, George,John D. and Wm. H., all residents of Fayette County, Iowa.


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