Person:Charles Butt (6)

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Charles Butt, Jr.
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 -
m. 1909
  1. Arthur Parke Butt1911 - 1989
  2. Francelia Lamoine (Sis) Butt1913 - 1981
  3. Walter Wellington Butt1915 - 1985
  4. Olive Lucille Butt1917 - 1971
  5. Charles Fredrick Butt1920 - 1976
  6. Harriett Belle Butt1923 - 1989
  7. Joseph Lockwood Butt1926 - 2001
  8. Robert George Butt1929 - 1987
Facts and Events
Name[1] Charles Butt, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3][4][5] 29 SEP 1888 Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada
Immigration[4] 1890
Census[7] 1894 Bay, Michigan
Census[11] 1900 Bay, Michigan, United States
Marriage 1909 to Lillie Belle Parke
Census[9] 1910 Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Occupation[9] 1910 Driver for a store
Census 1910 Chicago, Cook, Illinois4636 Vincennes Avenue
with Lillie Belle Parke
Residence[5][12] 06 MAY 1917 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan1654 Burns
Occupation[5] 1920 a motorman for street cars
Census[4] 1920 Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Census 1920 Chicago, Cook, Illinois9238 Woodland Avenue
with Lillie Belle Parke
Occupation[8] 1930 a clerk in a billiard hall
Census[8] 1930 Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Census 1930 Chicago, Cook, Illinois834 E 88th St
with Lillie Belle Parke
Residence[2] 1947 Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Death[6][2][10][14] 07 APR 1954 Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Occupation[2] later a Painter
Soc Sec No[2] 352-01-5361
Burial[1] Cedar Park Cemetery, Calumet Park, Cook, Illinois, United States

CHARLES BUTT JR., son of CHARLES BUTT SR. and MARY VAN STONE, was born on 29 Sep 1888 in at Goderich, Huron County, Ontario, Canada. Charles grew up in a large family. There were five girls and three boys. He was the youngest child. The family emigrated from Canada to Bay City, Michigan in 1890 when Charles was a toddler.S4,S9

Hyde/Butt Family records list his birthplace as Goderich, Ontario, Canada. The 1910 and 1920 census lists him as Canadian with an immigration date of 1890. His WWI Draft registration lists him as being born in Goderich. However, the 1894 Michigan State Census, the marriage application of daughter Olive ButtS3, and his death certificate lists his birthplace as Bay City MI. A birth certificate would be the final proof. Earlier records filled out by the person are stronger than later records filled out by others so the strongest evidence points to his being born in Goderich.

He was born in Canada and grew up in Michigan, but he married LILLIE BELLE PARKE, daughter of ZENITH ARTHUR (ARTHUR) PARKE and OLIVE LULU LOCKWOOD, in 1909S4 in Chicago. He was 20. It is unclear how he got to Chicago. He would live the rest of his life there. Just after they married, he and LILLIE BELLE PARKE appeared on the census of 1910 at 4636 Vincennes Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. They lived as lodgers in the same apartment building as Lillie's grandmother Francelia Brown Lockwood and her Aunt, Francelia's daughter Helen Lockwood. Charles and Lillie were the parents of eight children, five sons and three daughters.

Charles held various occupations during his life. He was a driver for a store in 1910, worked as a motorman for street cars in 1920, was a clerk in a billiard hall in 1930, and was later a house painter.

Some of the places Charles lived over the years include:

  • 1889 - born in Goderich, Ontario
  • 1890 - emigrated to Bay City, Michigan
  • 1910 - 4636 Vincennes Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
  • 1917 - He lived on 6 May 1917 at 1654 Burns, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. The Detroit address is from Charles WWI Draft Registration card. It is very curious. Charles was raised in Bay City Michigan, but all residence data from 1910 on has him in Chicago. His daughter Olive is born in Chicago six months later. Charles was a motorman, so perhaps he regularly traveled between Detroit and Chicago as part of his job.
  • 1920 - 9238 Woodland Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
  • 1930 - 834 E 88th St, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He was a clerk in a billiard hall in 1930.
  • 1947 - 735 E 88th Place, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. This was formerly the home of Lillie's parents. It's the house she grew up in.

Charles became a widower in 1947 when his wife Lillie died from complications of Diabetes. He was 58. He died seven years later of a Heart Attack on 7 Apr 1954 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at age 65. He was buried in Cedar Park Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Census

Charles Butt Jr. Census
Year Source Image
1894 1894 Michigan State Census No Image
1900 1900 US Federal Population Census
1910 1910 US Federal Population Census: 6-Wd Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
1920 1920 US Federal Population Census: Chicago Ward 9, Cook County, Illinois
1930 1930 US Federal Population Census: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Pg 1

Pg 2
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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Madeline Hyde Kowalsky. Hyde/Butt Family Records. (Family Records, 2000), Secondary quality.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Charles Butt Death Certificate. (Death Certificate), 1954, Primary quality.
    Death Certificate.
  3. Hyde-Butt Marriage Data. (Lake County Circuit Court), 1909, Primary quality.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 1920 US Federal Population Census: Chicago Ward 9, Cook County, Illinois (2), 1920, Primary quality.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918: Charles Butt WWI Draft Registration. (WWI Draft Registration, Downloaded November 21, 2005), 1917, Primary quality.
    WWI Draft Registration
  6. Cedar Park Cemetery Butt Records. (Cemetery Record), 1954, Primary quality.
  7. 1894 Michigan State Census: Charles Butt Household. (Online Database), 1894, Primary quality.
  8. 8.0 8.1 1930 US Federal Population Census: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois (3), 1930, Primary quality.
  9. 9.0 9.1 1910 US Federal Population Census: 6-Wd Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 1910, Primary quality.
  10. Cedar Park Cemetery Butt Headstones. (Cemetery Record), 1954, Primary quality.
    Headstone
  11. 1900 Charles Butt Sr Census, 1900, Primary quality.
  12. The Detroit address is from Charles WWI Draft Registration card. It is very curious. Charles was raised in Bay City Michigan, but all residence data from 1910 on has him in Chicago. His daughter Olive is born in Chicago six months later. Charles was a motorman, so perhaps he regularly traveled between Detroit and Chicago as part of his job.
  13.   Charles Social Security Number was 352-01-5361.
  14. Death Certificate.