|James T. Butler was the son of Thomas and
Mary S. (Myers) who was born in Indiana in June
of 1858. He was enumerated in the 1870 census residing
one household away from the Abraham and Sarah
(Stratton) Fox household in Washington Twp.,
Putnam Co., Indiana. On either side of the Butler
residence, lived the Bond families. David, the
son of Austin Bond, was married to James' sister,
Mary Elizabeth Butler. On the other side of the
Butler's lived Austin Bond, the father of David
who at the time of the census was married to his
2nd wife, Sarah (Girton) who was the aunt of
Laura J. Girton, wife of Albert Byron Fox, and
thus the daughter-in-law of Sarah (Stratton) Fox.
Thus, the relation of James T. Butler to the
In 1880 James T. Butler
was listed as a Druggist residing in Reelsville,
the same area where the Sarah Fox family resided.
On the 26th of November, 1883, he married Miss
Hester Ann McCullough in Putnam Co., Indiana, she
being the daughter of West and Rachel J. (Paul)
McCullough and had been born 09 Sep 1864. They
moved to Kansas where in 1900
they were living in Fall Twp., Chase Co., Kansas
where James continued to practice law. According
to the census, they were the parents of seven
children, though only three were living at the
time: Lona, Paul & Fay.
Not long after the death of his wife, Hester
Ann, on 13 May 1903, James was married to a woman
by the name of Mary H., who appeared with him and
his son Paul in the 1910 census then living in
Guymon Twp., Texas Co., Oklahoma. James died in
1922 and was laid to rest at Prairie Grove
Cemetery in Cottonwood Falls, Chase Co., Kansas
where Hester and his parents are also buried.
Note: According to his
obituary, the photographer, J.W. Pendergast, was
born and reared in Indianapolis; and until 1918
was a photographer.