The Butterfield Family
Jane E. Butterfield Obituary
Contributed by Debbie Woodworth
Jane E. Butterfield
Jane E. Butterfield died at her daughter’s home
in Page Neb., Jan. 5, 1904, of heart disease, at the age of 74 years, 6
months, 13 days. She was born in Hector, Thompkins Co., New York, where she
lived until 12 years of age, when she moved with her parents to Mich. Lived
there until 1860, when she moved to Iowa, where she lived until 1880, then
she moved to Walnut Grove, Neb.
She was united in marriage to J. C. Butterfield, Aug. 7, 1852. He being the father of four children at the time of there marriage (all living now but one). To them were born nine children, all living, but one. Eight of the thirteen children and one sister were with her the last week of her sickness and at her bed side when she died. She was a kind and loving mother and true friend. She leaves eleven children, two sisters and brother to mourn her loss. Besides grand children, great grand children and many friends.
Farewell, dear mother, sweet thu rest,
‘Tis ours to miss thee, all our years
How long the day’s drag dreary on
For hours of labor, she has rest;
On earth our hearts in sweet communion
But thou art gone, our spirits severed,
Earth’s sorrows teach us submission
But, Dear Lord, how hard the measure
We miss thee from our home dear mother,
We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Angel hands stretch forth to greet thee,
But thy children here are weeping,
Free from every earthly sorrow;
How can we mourn that thou art gone.
We have lost our darling mother,
Oh, that dear one, how we loved her!
Heaven retaineth now our treasure,
Mrs. B. P Roberge.
Since the above was written another one of the number has gene to the other shore.
Earth has lost its look of gladness,
And we long to cross that river,
Sister Sarah, she has left us;
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