Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Paschal Thomas Butler, 72, 1840-1913

  Paschal T. Butler was born near Scipio, Jennings County, Indiana, December 13, 1840, and died May 15, 1913, aged 72 years, 5 months, 2 days.
  He moved with his parents to Iowa in 1853. He was united in marriage to Lucintha Jane Morlan on August 28, 1862. To them were born ten children, all of whom are living: Wm. Newton of Indianola, Iowa; Elmer E.; Belinda J. Willis; Lafayettee L.; Charles H. of Seymour, Iowa; Jesse E. of Centerville, Iowa; Viola Barton, Jerome, Iowa; Asa R., Seymour, Iowa; Emma E. Hiatt, Moravia, Iowa; Verna May Johnson, Seymour, Iowa.
Paschal Thomas Butler & Lucintha Jane Morlan Butler

  [P. T. and] his young wife settled near Milledgeville in Independence Township, Appanoose County, and in 1865 moved to Lincoln Township where they have resided ever since.  All the children and grandchildren are living and the wife who shared all his labors and was with him in the last moments of his life, survives him.  Deceased was a man of honor, true to his home and every obligation, loved and respected by all his acquaintances and endeared to his loved ones by ties that death cannot break.
  The community feels the loss of a citizen of ... worth and join one bereaved family in its grief for him.  It is not often that a man lives to see his family grow to maturity, married, happy, and he attain the age of three score years and ten, without a death in the family.  But this was the fortunate lot of the deceased. His is the first death in all the family.
  There was a short funeral service held at the late home, conducted by A. F. Clemons yesterday, May 16, at 10 a.m. The funeral proper was conducted by Elder Jones at the Union Church and the body was laid to rest in the Jones Cemetery near by [South Fork Township, Wayne County, Iowa]. A large company of friends of the family accompanied the remains to its last resting place.
Card of Thanks
  We wish to thank the friends and neighbors for their kindness and assistance at the death and funeral of our husband and father, P. T. Butler, and also for many beautiful flowers.
  -- Mrs. P. T. Butler, W. N. Butler, E. E. Butler, Mrs. John Willis, L. L. Butler, C. H. Butler, J. E. Buter, Mrs. Joe Barton, A. R. Butler, Mrs. Clyde Hyatt, and Mrs. Carl Johnson.
Paschal T. Butler's Farm in Lincoln Township

Plat Map of Northeastern Lincoln Township 1896
North West Publishing Company

Plat Map of Northeastern Lincoln Township 1908
W. E. Walter & Co., Des Moines, Iowa

Plat Map of Northeastern Lincoln Township 1915
Midland Map Company, Knoxville, Iowa
  The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution of the above obituary and picture to The Jerome Journal by Leona Patton of Loveland, Colorado. 

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