James Benjamin BUTLER[1, 2]

Male 1880 - 1944  (64 years)


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  • Name James Benjamin BUTLER 
    Born 24 Nov 1880  Ramsey, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • Birth information:
      24 Nov 1880 -> recorded on headstone
      25 Nov 1880 -> stated on WWI draft registration card
      Nov 1880 -> stated on 1900 census
      25 Nov 1880; Bartow Co. GA -> death certificate
      1880, Ramsey, GA -> 21 at time of Army enlistment in 1901
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Ball Ground District, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • James (19) appeared in the household of David S. Butler (45) as his son. He was born Nov 1880 and was single. He and both parents were born in Georgia. He was a day laborer. The household also included Malinda J. (40), Callie (17), Rosa (15), Belle (12), Clara J. (9), William (8), "Loula" M (6), Burgin (4m). The family lived on a farm, which Dave owned free and clear.
    Physical Description 1901  [5
    • He had blue eyes, light brown hair, a ruddy complexion, and was 6 feet tall.
    Military From 10 Nov 1901 to 9 Nov 1904  , , , Philippines Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8, 9
    Philippine-American War 
    • Jim enlisted on 10 November 1901 in Ellijay, Georgia for a period of three years. He enlisted as a foot soldier for the Philippine service. He was single, with no children. He was discharged on 9 November 1904 at Fort Porter, New York.

      He is reported as a veteran of the Spanish-American War on his death certificate. [This is an error - he actually served in the Philippine Insurrection.]
    Physical Description 1917 or 1918  [3
    • He is tall, of medium build, with blue eyes and sandy hair.
    Residence 1917 or 1918  Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • At the time of his draft registration, J. B. was a farmer in Ramhurst, GA. He was a native-born citizen of the U.S.
    Census 1920  Ball Ground District, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • "J. B. Butter" (39) appeared as head of household. The family lived on a farm, which they owned, free and clear. He and both parents were born in Georgia. The household included his wife, Maud (36) and their children: Floyd (12), J. B. (10), George (8), Edna (6), Luke (4), and John (2). He was a general farmer.
    Military 26 Jul 1921  , , Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence Sep 1924  Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Census 1930  Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • James B. Butler (49) appeared as head of household. The family home was rented for $20 and they did not have a radio. He had not attended school during the year and was literate. He and his father were born in Georgia; his mother was born in North Carolina. His occupation was Sheriff of Murray County. He was not a veteran.

      The 1930 Household of Jim Butler
    Occupation 1930  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Sheriff, per 1930 census and family history 
    • He was Sheriff of Murray County. In 1929, the county books were stolen and J. B. found them under the courthouse. In 1930, he was wounded when shot by a would-be prisoner.
    Residence 1935  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • The family lived outside of town.
    Residence 1938  Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • his residence at the time of his father's death -> obituary clipping taped in Dave Butler's funeral book
    Census 1940  Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • James B. Butler (59) appeared as head of household. Their home was rented for $18 and was not a farm. He had completed two years of high school. He was born in Georgia. In 1935, the family lived in Murray County, outside of town. He was employed in private or non-emergency government work. He worked 70 hours a week as an Officer for the city & county. His worker class was recorded as PW - private work. He earned $700 in salary or wages in 1939 and also received more than $50 in non-wage income. Edna Jo was the informant.



      The supplementary questions were asked for Jim:
      His parents were both born in Georgia. He was not reported as a veteran. He did not have a social security number. His usual occupation was farming.
    Name Jim Butler 
    Occupation 1941  [16
    railroad 
    Residence 1944  Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • His usual residence at the time of his death.
    Died 29 Nov 1944  Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • 28 Nov 1944 -> inscribed on gravestone
      29 Nov 1944; Ramhurst, Murray, GA -> death certificate
      He died of a cerebral hemorrhage.
    Buried 1 Dec 1944  Ramsey Cemetery, Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • He was buried on 01 Dec 1944. Love Funeral Home in Dalton, GA handled the arrangements.
    Notes 
    • Name:
      James B. Butler -> Dave Butler's funeral book

      Connection to parents:
      *His parents are reported as David S. Butler of GA and Mary J. Hemphill of NC on his death certificate.
      *His father was named as D. S. Butler in his Army enlistment.
      *He is a named as a son of D. S. Butler and M. J. Hemphill Butler -> Dave Butler's funeral book
    Person ID I1521  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified 26 May 2014 

    Father David Sanford BUTLER,   b. 25 May 1855, Adairsville, Cass, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1938, Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Malinda Josephine HEMPHILL,   b. 27 May 1860, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1933, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1878-1879 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet

    Family Maud Angeline WHITENER,   b. 27 Aug 1885, Dennis, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1975, Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1906  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Children 
    +1. Floyd David BUTLER,   b. 26 Jun 1907, Quanah, Hardeman, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1974, Richmond, Richmond (City), Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +2. James Benjamin BUTLER, Jr.,   b. 1910, Quanah, Hardeman, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1986, Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +3. George William BUTLER,   b. 28 Jan 1912, , , Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1972, Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Edna Josephine BUTLER,   b. 24 Mar 1914, Quanah, Hardeman, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 2000, Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +5. Luke Hemphill BUTLER,   b. 23 Apr 1916, Quanah, Hardeman, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1984, , Whitfield, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +6. John Taylor BUTLER,   b. 19 Aug 1918, Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1988, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Living
     8. Beulah Maude BUTLER,   b. 24 Dec 1924,   d. 24 Dec 1924  (Age 0 years)
    +9. Living
    +10. Martha Billie BUTLER,   b. 23 Sep 1928, Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 2011  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Ball Ground District, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Philippine-American War - From 10 Nov 1901 to 9 Nov 1904 - , , , Philippines Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Feb 1906 - Murray County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1917 or 1918 - Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Ball Ground District, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 26 Jul 1921 - , , Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Sep 1924 - Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sheriff, per 1930 census and family history - 1930 - Murray County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Murray County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1938 - Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1944 - Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Nov 1944 - Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 Dec 1944 - Ramsey Cemetery, Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Butler House
    Butler House
    Butler-Hemphill Family ca. 1905
    Butler-Hemphill Family ca. 1905
    from left standing: Belle, Jim, Mattie
    from right sitting: Burgin, Dave, Frank, Josephine

    Documents
    Newspaper Clips @ 1945
    Newspaper Clips @ 1945
    This is an undated and unidentified copy of a newspaper page. There is a legal notice dated 10 Jan 1945, so the edition was probably published in January 1945. Based on that date, it is likely The Chatsworth Times.

  • Sources 
    1. [S172] Murray County, Georgia, death certificate no., (1944), James B. Butler; (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S341] , Tonia Kendrick Family Artifacts; privately held by Tonia Kendrick, [address for private use], Chatsworth, GA., David Sanford Butler Funeral Memory Book, Ramhurst, Georgia, citing services on 19 May 1938; This printed and bound book, 5" by 8", includes a variety of information regarding the funeral and the family; it also includes original newspaper clippings of the death notice and obituary; It was passed from Butler's granddaughter V. B. Kendrick to her granddaughter Tonia Kendrick in 2012 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S254] "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918" digital images, Ancestry.com.; citing World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (http://www.ancestry.com), James Benjamin Butler, serial no. 557, order no. 666, Draft Board 0, Murray County, Georgia; (Reliability: 3).
      http://tinyurl.com/yfpeh4s

    4. [S207] Ramsey Cemetery.
      Ramsey Cemetery (Ramhurst, Murray County, Georgia), James B. Butler footstone, personally photographed, 20 Sep 2008.

    5. [S296] Compiled service record, James B. Butler, Pvt., Co. K, 9th Inf.; Carded Records, Volunteer Organizations, Spanish American War/Philippine Insurrection; Records of the Adjutant Generalís Office, 1780sĖ1917, Record Group 94; National Archives, Washington, D.C..

    6. [S278] 1900 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T623, roll 213., Militia District 825 Ballground; 69; p. 6 A (penned); dwelling 106, family 106; David S. Butler household; accessed; 18 November 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S580] James B. Butler U. S. Army Discharge Paper 4 Nov 1904; Kendrick Family Papers, 1904---, privately held by Tonia Kendrick, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Chatsworth, Georgia. This original signed document was passed from Butler's daughter V. B. Kendrick to the current owner in 2014..


    8. [S581] "U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 Jun 2010), vol. "1901 May - 1902, A-K," p. 122, entry no. 3241, James B. Butler, 9th U.S. Inf., enlisted 10 Nov. 1901, Georgia; citing Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914, National Archives microfilm publication M233.

    9. [S582] James B. Butler U. S. Army Promotion Certificate 29 Oct 1904; Kendrick Family Papers, 1904---, privately held by Tonia Kendrick, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Chatsworth, Georgia. This original signed document was passed from Butler's daughter V. B. Kendrick to the current owner in 2014..


    10. [S300] 1920 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T625, roll 272., BallGround District; 132; sheet 1-B (penned); dwelling 13, family 13; J. B. Butter household; accessed; 4 March 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S436] "Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed )., accessed; 4 March 2012; entry for James B. Butler; citing NARA microfilm publication T288, roll 66 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S579] Bureau of Pensions to James B. Butler, postcard, 30 September 1924; Kendrick Family Papers, 1904---, privately held by Tonia Kendrick, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Chatsworth, Georgia. This original postcard was passed from Butler's daughter V. B. Kendrick to the current owner in 2014.

    13. [S312] 1930 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); National Archives and Records and Administration microfilm publication T626, roll 377., Town District-Chatsworth; 107-1; sheet 6 A; dwelling 127, family 133; James B. Butler household; accessed; 16 January 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S264] Murray County History Committee, Murray County Heritage (Fernandina Beach, Florida: Wolfe Publishing, 1987), ., 425 (Reliability: 2).

    15. [S450] 1940 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 696., Chatsworth City; 105-1; p. 12-A (penned); dwelling 227; James B. Butler household; accessed; 6 April 2012 (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S578] James B. Butler U. S. Railroad Retirement Board Certificate of Service Months and Wages 1941; Kendrick Family Papers, 1904---, privately held by Tonia Kendrick, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Chatsworth, Georgia. This original computer punch-card was passed from Butler's daughter V. B. Kendrick to the current owner in 2014..


    17. [S268] Murray County, Georgia, , ; Probate Court's Office, Chatsworth., Marriage Book N; 536; Butler-Whitener, 1906, recorded license (with original signatures) and return (Reliability: 3).




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