John B. Butler (1855 - 1936)

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John B. Butler
1855 - 1936
January 1855
Iowa United States
John B. Butler was born in January 1855 in Iowa. He is the child of James Godfrey Butler and Mary Catherine (Ryan) Butler. According to his family tree, John was father to 5 children. He married Bridget Kelly, and they had children Benjamin Michael Butler, John Cornelius Butler, William G. Butler, Jane "Jeanie" Butler, and James Joseph Butler. He died in 1936 at 81 years old.
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John B. Butler married Bridget Kelly on February 12, 1878 in Iowa County, Iowa. They lived in Iowa from before January 1877 and remained until at least February 1878 but left before September 1880. They lived in Saline County, Nebraska from after February 1878 but before September 1880 until before October 1889, whereupon they moved to Parnell, Fillmore Township, Iowa County, Iowa (probably after 1885). They had five children. He died in 1936; she died in 1938. Butler family initially settled in English Township, Iowa County, Iowa, just southwest of Williamsburg. Williamsburg is a city located in the Troy Township of Iowa County, Iowa, 12 miles southeast of Marengo and 30 miles from Cedar Rapids, on a bend of Old Man’s Creek. Williamsburg was a small Welsh community until the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad built the Southwestern branch from Cedar Rapids to Ottumwa in 1884. This railroad appears on a map of Iowa County, Iowa dated 1910, oriented generally in a north-south direction as it navigates through the township. Almost overnight the community grew from 150 hardy souls to 1,100, and in 1885 the town was incorporated. Williamsburg’s roots are primarily Welsh, Irish, and German. Settlements of Welsh pioneers just east of Williamsburg and settlements of Irish in the same area led to a gradual influx of those people into the city. More Irish settlers arrived after the coming of the railroad.
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John B. Butler, father to 5 children, died in 1936 at 81 years old. He was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Parnell, Iowa United States. John was born in January 1855 in Iowa. He is the child of James Godfrey Butler and Mary Catherine (Ryan) Butler. According to his family tree, he married Bridget Kelly, and they had children Benjamin Michael Butler, John Cornelius Butler, William G. Butler, Jane "Jeanie" Butler, and James Joseph Butler.

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In 1855, in the year that John B. Butler was born, on June 29th, The Daily Telegraph began in London. The newspaper began as The Daily Telegraph and Courier and still has the reputation of being a quality paper.

In 1860, at the age of just 5 years old, John was alive when on February 26th, near Eureka California, white settlers attacked a tribe of Wiyot Indians on Indian Island. Over 60 women, children and older people died. Bret Harte - a writer and friend of Mark Twain - reported the news about the massacre to the papers in San Francisco.

In 1881, by the time he was 26 years old, on April 28th, Billy the Kid escaped from the Lincoln County Jail in New Mexico. He killed James Bell and Robert Ollinger in the escape and then stole a horse and rode out of town. On July 14th, Pat Garrett shot and killed Billy the Kid in Billy's friend's home near Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

In 1908, when he was 53 years old, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1936, in the year of John B. Butler's passing, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

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