Mrs. Butcher Is Taken By Death
Mrs. Jestina Butcher, age 77, who was born in Summersetshire, England, died Friday night at about 11:30 o’clock at the home at 17 North Walnut.
She is survived by a son G. R. Butcher, of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Mrs. D. I. Davis, of Bowden and Mrs. Rose Winterbower, of Sapulpa; three brothers, Adam and Samuel Channing, of Whitewater, Wisconsin, and Abel Channing of bloomer, Wisconsin; one sister Mrs. Artie Sibley of Menamonie, Wisconsin; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon from Lewis and Landrith Chapel.
Rev. J. A. Klein, vicar of The Church of the Good Shepherd, assisted by the former vicar, Rev. Morton, will officiate at the services.
Mrs. Butcher will be buried in the Sapulpa Cemetery.
Mrs. Butcher, born in England, came to the United States in 1882. She came to the Indian Territory and settled in Sapulpa, in 1893, being one of the first white women to come here. She watched Sapulpa grow from a wild, muddy logging camp to its present status.
She was a charter member of the Royal Neighbor lodge and a life member of the Episcopal church.
Sapulpa Pioneer Resident Is Dead
Thomas Butcher Has Lived Here Since Early Territorial Days; Was 71
Thomas Butcher, retired farmer who has made Sapulpa his home since early territorial days, died this morning at 9:45 o’clock at his home, 17 North Walnut Street. He had been seriously ill for the past three weeks.
The deceased was born in St. Jarves Parish, Taunton, Summersetshire, England, August 19, 1863, of the parents, Thomas and Isabell Butcher, and was one of a family of ten children.
After coming to America, Butcher toured the western states and the following year came to Nebraska, settling in Valley, Douglas County. He lived there about four years and came to the Indian Territory in February of 1893. Making his home here, Butcher watched the growth of the entire vicinity. He engaged in farming and retired about ten years ago. His land was located near Bowden and at the time of his death he still maintained two sections near Bowden. For the last ten years he has resided in the city of Sapulpa.
Butcher came to America in 1883, two years after his wife journeyed to the states. The couple was married at Whitewater, Wis., in St. Luke's Church in 1885. Of this union, four children were born, two sons and two daughters. They are Thomas, Jr., deceased; Grover, Oklahoma City; Mrs. May Davis and Mrs. Rose Winterbower, of this city.
Surviving, besides the three children, are his widow, three brothers and one sister. The brothers are Jack Butcher of Valley, Neb.; Samuel, of Swindon, England; and Fred of Liverpool, England. His sister, Mrs. Rose Banner, also resides in Liverpool. Four grand children and one great-grandchild also survive.
Lewis and Landrith will have charge of the funeral. Arrangements had not been made this afternoon.
March 5, 1934
Sapulpa Herald, Creek Co. OK
Butcher Funeral Service Is Held
Funeral services for Thomas butcher, pioneer Sapulpan, were held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Lewis and Landrith chapel. Rev. E. A. Morton, rector of the Episcopal church officiated.
Burial was made in the Sapulpa Cemetery. Pallbearers were J. O. Edwards, Hall Miller, Joe Bruner, Joe Denton, June Bowden and Brice Patrick.