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Joseph E. Butler
Male 1856 - 1911


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  • Birth  15 Mar 1856  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    RC 
    Occupation  1880  Culross Township, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    painter 
    Misfortune  1911  Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    died of attack while travelling 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-130283 
    Died  17 May 1911  Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  Missoula Cemetery, Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I130283  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Apr 2018 

    Father  John Alexander Allen Butler,   b. Sep 1824, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1872, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catherine "Betty" Weiss,   b. 25 Nov 1826, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1911, Formosa, Culross Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Feb 1851  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F168609  Group Sheet

    Family  Caroline A. "Carrie" Kirsch,   b. 2 Apr 1857, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1930, Clinton Township, Macomb Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 May 1880  Formosa, Culross Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Alexander Anthony "Tony" Butler,   b. 22 Feb 1882, Formosa, Culross Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Catherine Butler,   b. 1887, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950
    Family ID  F19439  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Joseph E. Butler Traveling Painter, Fall Dead Before Crowd

      Joseph E. Butler, evidently of Grafton, N. D. and a painter and paper-hanger by the kit of tools his baggage contained, dropped dead on the Higgins Avenue bridge before a large number of people last night. Butler who arrived in Missoula only five minutes before he died, was about 45 years of age, a large man, weighing probably about 215. He reached the city on Milwaukee train No. 3 at 9:15, climbed the steps from the station to the bridge and started across. When he was about halfway over, Butler stopped setting down his two suitcases, and leaned against the railing. In a second he had fallen over dead.

      He was taken to the establishment of Coroner Marsh, where his effects were examined. Butler has worked all over the west, to judge by letters in his suitcases, but his home address is thought to be Grafton. Coroner Marsch wired the chief of police in that town last night. It is not known where Butyler has been working last.

      Either heart disease or apoplexy casued the death of Butler. He was a very heavy man and stood about five feet, eight inches. He had sandy hair and a stubby moustache of the same hue.

  • Sources 
    1. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 53.

    2. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 1631 (1880), Butler-Kirsch..
      Joseph Butler painter of Culross Birth Place: Waterloo Age: 22 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858 Father Name: John Butler Mother Name: Catherine Weiss Spouse Name: Caroline Kirsch residence of Carrick Spouse's Age: 23 Spouse Birth Place: Carrick Spouse Father Name: John Kirsch Spouse Mother Name: Veronica Schiel Marriage Date: 10 May 1880 Marriage Location: Bruce, Formosa

    3. [S2173] Find A Grave, Missoula Cemetery Missoula Missoula County Montana, USA Plot: Grave 1, Lot 36, Block 063, Inter # 01449.
      Birth: Mar. 15, 1856 Ontario, Canada Death: May 17, 1911, USA

    4. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 1631 (1880), Butler-Kirsch..

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 15 Mar 1856 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - RC - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - painter - 1880 - Culross Township, Bruce Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 May 1880 - Formosa, Culross Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - died of attack while travelling - 1911 - Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 May 1911 - Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Missoula Cemetery, Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States Link to Google Earth
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