The Butterfield Family
Justus C. Butterfield Obituary
Contributed by Debbie Woodworth
Justus C. Butterfield
Justus C. Butterfield was born in Moral Co., Penn. November 15th 1819 and lived there until may 13th 1835, moved to Michigan and lived there 25 years in a place called Calamosou, then moved to Iowa in 1860, July 4th, lived there until the fall of 1880, then he moved to Nebraska and settled on a farm in Walnut Grove, Knox Co. and lived there until death.
Justice C. Butterfield was married to Miss E. M Irven in the year of 1839, to them four children were born. Mrs. E. M. Butterfield died June 9th 1851
Justice C. Butterfield was married again to Jane Auton, August 7th 1852, to them nine children were born. Eleven of the thirteen children were at his bedside at his death. Justice C. Butterfield died Oct. 28, 1892, aged 73 years eleven months and fourteen days. He died of catarrh of the stomach and bowels. He left a loving wife and a kind family to mourn his departure. His funeral was held at his house Oct. 29th 1892. His remains was followed to his last resting place at Brazil where a very large prosession followed him. Rev. Evens of Boyd Co., Neb. Officiated at 3 o’clock. Thus past away father Butterfield who left a kind wife and loving family of children to mourn his departure, and a very large circle if friends and neighbors.
How blest is our father bereft,
His languaishing head is at rest,
Once he was a mourner here below,
Beyond the smiling and weeping,
Beyond the parting and meeting,
Rev. A. Evens
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