Person:Caroline Butt (2)

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Caroline Butt
b.06 JUL 1887 Ontario, Canada
m. 23 MAY 1877
  1. Lucy Butt1878 - 1930
  2. Joseph Butt1880 -
  3. Amelia Butt1881 -
  4. Mariah Butt1882 -
  5. John Butt1884 - 1924
  6. Catherine Butt1886 - 1886
  7. Caroline Butt1887 - 1935
  8. Charles Butt, Jr.1888 - 1954
  9. James Butt1891 -
  • WCaroline Butt1887 - 1935
  1. Ruth Butt
  • HFred Viet1874 - 1951
  • WCaroline Butt1887 - 1935
  1. Ernest Butt1902 - 1983
m. 1906
Facts and Events
Name Caroline Butt
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] 06 JUL 1887 Ontario, Canada
Census[2] 1894 Bay, Michigan
Census[7] 1900 Bay, Michigan, United States
Marriage 1906 to Carl Murphy
Census[3] 1910 Bay, Michigan
Census 1910 Bay City, Bay, Michiganwith Carl Murphy
Census[4] 1920 Bay, Michigan
Census 1920 Bay City, Bay, Michiganwith Carl Murphy
Death[1] 03 JUL 1935 Bay City, Bay, Michigan
Burial[1] 05 JUL 1935

CAROLINE BUTT was born on 6 Jul 1887 at Ontario, Canada. Her family emigrated from Canada to the US in 1890, when she was three. Brother Charles listed 1890 as the year he entered the US.

The Van Stone family had a history of Huntington's chorea (see The Van Stone Family Curse). Caroline's mother Mary was diagnosed choreic in 1893, at age 35. Mary's illness likely had an extremely negative effect on youngest daughter Caroline. This lead to family scandal as described in The Importance of Being Ernest. Father Charles did not come off as a sympathetic figure throughout this.

Caroline's troubles were not yet over. She gave birth to a second illegitimate child, daughter Ruth. Ruth's father is unknown. She was adopted by Caroline's uncle Thomas Van Stone.S6.

Thankfully, Caroline's life quieted down and she married CARL MURPHY in 1906. Carl and Caroline had no children.

CAROLINE died on 3 Jul 1935 at Bay City, Bay County, Michigan, at age 47.S5 She died from Choleystitis Lethiasis (Gall Bladder infection). She was buried in Elm Lawn Cemetery

Census

Caroline Butt Census
Year Source Image
1894 1894 Michigan State Census No Image
1900 1900 US Federal Population Census
1910 1910 US Federal Population Census: 3-Wd Bay 1-Pct, Bay County, Michigan
1920 1920 US Federal Population Census: Bay Ward 3, Bay County, Michigan
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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 In the matter of the estate of Ernest Butt , Late of the City of Windsor, In the County of Essex, Widower, Deceased: between Lemoyne Darlene S. (Supreme Court of Ontario, 20 April 1988), Page 45, Primary quality.
  2. 2.0 2.1 1894 Michigan State Census: Charles Butt Household. (Online Database), 1894, Primary quality.
  3. 1910 US Federal Population Census: 3-Wd Bay 1-Pct, Bay County, Michigan, 1910, Primary quality.
  4. 1920 US Federal Population Census: Bay Ward 3, Bay County, Michigan, 1920, Primary quality.
  5.   Caroline Butt Murphy Death, 1935, Primary quality.
  6.   Ruth Butt Adoption, Primary quality.
  7. 1900 Charles Butt Sr Census, 1900, Primary quality.