Mary Agnes (Lerg) Butler (1890 - 1982)

Mary Agnes (Lerg) Butler
1890 - 1982
updated October 17, 2020
Mary Agnes (Lerg) Butler, mother to 4 children, was born on February 11, 1890 in Michigan. She was born into the Lerg family and married into the Butler family. She was born to Carl Philip Lerg and Louise Miltner, with sibling Helena. Mary Agnes married John Cornelius Butler, and they gave birth to Mary Frances (Butler) Flower, John Cornelius Butler, Junior, Lona Louise Butler, and Bridget Butler. She died on March 29, 1982 in Williams, Arizona at 92 years old.

My personal records indicate that John Cornelius Butler married Mary Agnes Lerg in a catholic service by a Father Duval on August 4, 1917 in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona. John, who called himself “Jack”, first met Agnes in the recreation room of the catholic Sacred Heart Church in Prescott, Arizona where Agnes spent her summers; Jack was playing pool with the priest there. They began dating some years later. Agnes took a narrow gage railroad from Jerome to Ash Fork to meet Jack who came in from Kingman to meet her. He was working for the Standard Oil Company at the time. On that day, they were engaged to be married. They planned to marry in June, but put off the wedding because of the war. Congress declared war on Germany April 6, 1917. Agnes returned to her sister Ida’s home in Prescott while Jack was transferred to Clifton, Arizona. Agnes obtained a job in Clifton and moved there. They were then married in August of that year in Nogales.

After the First World War, Jack and Agnes settled in the small town of Williams, Arizona. They loved living in Williams and desired to establish their roots there; however, his position with Standard Oil Company caused him to be frequently transferred throughout the state of Arizona. Jack continued working for Standard Oil for 15 years (from about 1915 to about 1930) until he was transferred to Winslow. They moved to Winslow, but then he decided to quit his position with Standard Oil and took on the position of town clerk in Williams so that they could live there. Jack retired from the city of Williams on April 15, 1953. Jack and Agnes owned and ran a motel located at 437 West Bill Williams Avenue (aka, Highway 66) for about 28 years – calling it the Butler Motel. This motel was called the Mountain Country Lodge in 1929. Considering the name hadn’t changed yet, this may be before Jack and Agnes owned it; however, they were living in Williams off and on since prior to 1920. They loved the town and the area and kept coming back to it. Running a business like this was nothing new to Jack; Jack’s father, John B. Butler, was also keeping boarders in 1880.

Running a motel requires a variety of skills to provide services to weary travelers; but there is more to it than offering a comfortable room with all the amenities. Management of a small motel such as this requires the handling of many important tasks that lead to loyal customers who tell others about their stay and book again when they are in the area. It requires organization, a focus on customer service, maintenance, and promotion. Our grandmother, Agnes, fit the bill perfectly! Our mother, Frances, described her mother, Agnes, as an “extremely intelligent” woman.
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Mary Agnes (Lerg) Butler
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Female
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Mary Agnes
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Middle name
Lerg
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Butler, Lerg
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Williams, Coconino County, Arizona 86046
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Mary Agnes Butler was born on in Clinton County, Michigan United States
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Mary Agnes Butler died on in Williams, Coconino County, Arizona United States 86046
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Mary Agnes Butler was born on in Clinton County, Michigan United States
Mary Agnes Butler died on in Williams, Coconino County, Arizona United States 86046
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at Mountain View Cemetery, in Williams, Coconino County, Arizona United States 86046
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Germany.

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Born in Michigan. Moved to Arizona.

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Catholic

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Mary Agnes (Lerg) Butler

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Oct 19, 1852 - Aug 25, 1928
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Feb 17, 1856 - Jan 14, 1910

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Jul 28, 1880 - Feb 16, 1904

Parents:

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Oct 19, 1852 - Aug 25, 1928
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Feb 17, 1856 - Jan 14, 1910

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Feb 17, 1894 - Sep 1, 1970
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Jul 2, 1881 - Jul 20, 1961
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Apr 8, 1883 - Jul 15, 1959
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Jul 24, 1886 - Unknown
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Aug 30, 1888 - Feb 28, 1979
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Feb 3, 1892 - Jan 25, 1946
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Mar 30, 1896 - Feb 20, 1985
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Jan 17, 1898 - Unknown

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Nov 29, 1883 - Dec 17, 1965

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Mar 6, 1922 - May 22, 2010
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Mary Agnes (Lerg) Butler, mother to 4 children, died on March 29, 1982 in Williams, Arizona at 92 years of age. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Williams, Arizona. She was born on February 11, 1890 in Michigan. She was born to Carl Philip Lerg and Louise Miltner, with sibling Helena. Mary Agnes married John Cornelius Butler, and they gave birth to Mary Frances (Butler) Flower, John Cornelius Butler, Junior, Lona Louise Butler, and Bridget Butler.
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In 1890, in the year that Mary Agnes (Lerg) Butler was born, on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1902, she was merely 12 years old when the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

In 1915, by the time she was 25 years old, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1926, she was 36 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1982, in the year of Mary Agnes (Lerg) Butler's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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