William Taylor Butler: Tombstone Tuesday

Butler genealogyWilliam Taylor Butler was the son of David Sanford Butler and Malinda Josephine Hemphill.  He was born April 19, 1892 and died November 19, 1951.1

I haven’t done much research on William; most of the information that I have found has been a by-product of other research.  He is found at home with his parents in Murray County in 1900.2  In 1910, at the age of seventeen, he was living with his sister and her husband in Texas and working as a laborer at a lumber yard.3

He served his country in World War I.  He was a PFC in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion, 83rd Division.4  Draftees in this division were from Ohio and Pennsylvania.5  I don’t know how or why William ended up with them – more research is in order.

William is buried in Ramsey Cemetery in Murray County.6

  1. Ramsey Cemetery (Murray County, Georgia), William T. Butler headstone, personally photographed, 20 Sep 2008.
  2. 1900 U.S. census, Murray County, Georgia population schedule, Ball Ground, enumeration district (ED) 69, sheet 6 B, dwelling 105, family 105, William Butler; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 14 Nov 2009); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 213.
  3. 1910 U.S. census, Hardeman County, Texas population schedule, Quanah Ward 3, enumeration district (ED) 130, sheet 2 A, p. 20 (stamped), dwelling 20, family 20, William Butler; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 Nov 2009); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 1559.
  4. Ramsey Cemetery (Murray County, Georgia), William T. Butler marker.
  5. The Digital Bookshelf (http://www.thedigitalbookshelf.us/ : accessed 27 Dec 2009), “American Expeditionary Forces: 83d ‘Ohio’ Division”.
  6. Ramsey Cemetery (Murray County, Georgia), William T. Butler marker.

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