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The BUTLER Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on BUTLER. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

No books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal in part with the Butler family.

There are 17 different first-name entries for Butler in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several mentions of the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' Butler neighbors in 1890:

In BOGGS Township:

Irvin C., 42, farmer--Milesburg
	Rachael M.
	Merrill L. 6
	Raymond V. 4
	Orphie C. 2
Mary A.--Milesburg
	Thomas 40
	Mary E.
	Myrtle M.
Mary--Milesburg
	Orlie
	Grace E.
	Anna M.
	Clayton

In BURNSIDE Township:

Mary M.--Pine Glen

In CURTIN Township:

Burdine, 40, farmer--Romola
	Elizabeth
	Samuel 21
	James 19
	John 15
	William 15
Webner, 48, laborer--Romola
	James E.
	Rose M.
	Thomas F. 11
	Samuel 9
	Sylvester 6
	Eva V.
	Grosse 3
	Child 1 mo.

In HOWARD Borough:

James, 51, blacksmith
	Mary
R.V., 64, furnace keeper
Thomas, 62, farmer
	Margaret
	Burdine 38
	Elle E.

In HOWARD Township:

Jane--Howard
	Jemmie 5
	Albert 3
	Ethel
John T., 42, puddler--Howard
	Deborah
	Grace
	Lottie M.
	Mary E.
	Allen S. 4
	Samuel C. 1
William, 26, laborer--Mt. Eagle
	Elsie
	Claire 3
	Roland

In LIBERTY Township:

James, 44, laborer--Blanchard

In MARION Township:

John, 50, farmer--Walker
	Elmira J.
	Samuel W. 19
	Ada E.
	Amelia
	Franklin P. 11
	Luther 5
	J. Beaver 3	

In MILESBURG Borough:

Americus M., 35, teacher
	Clara E.
	Essie E.
	Harry E. 6
	Carrie E.

In RUSH Township:

Daniel, 57, laborer--Philipsburg
	Harriet E.
	Charles T. 28
	George E. 14
	Martha J.
	Alice L.

In SPRING Township:

Anna E.--Bellefonte
	Fannie L.
Sarah J.--Bellefonte