Benjamin Butler #2 (1866 - 1934)
Surnames: Green, Stanfield, Johnson, Neitzel, Madden, Powell, Thompson, Rued, Lokken, Erickson
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 13 Dec 1934
Green, Benjamin Butler (3 Oct. 1866 - 4 Dec. 1934)
Benjamin Butler Green, son of George P. and Lucy Ellen Green, was born at Williamsburg, Ohio, October 3, 1866. When he was ten years old the family moved to Clarksville, Ohio, where he grew to young manhood.
April 24, 1891 he was united in marriage to Sarah Elizabeth Stanfield and in November 1892 they came to Wisconsin, settling about eighty miles northwest of Curtiss, where they engaged in in the lumbering business. He and his father and brothers operated the first steam threshing machine in this part of the country. In 1909 Mr. and Mrs. Green and family moved to Curtiss where he and his brother Edward entered the store business. In 1928 he retired from business and has since made his home here.
Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Green, namely: Ralph and Lucy (Mrs. Jacob Johnson) of Curtiss; Stacey of Valpariso, Ind., and Edith (Mrs. Lawrence Neitzel) of Abbotsford, Wis.
On December 4, 1934, he passed away suddenly from a heart attack at his home, leaving to mourn, his wife, four children, eight grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Cora Madden of Clarksville, Ohio, besides a large number of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Congregational church at two o’clock Friday afternoon, with Rev. Powell of Owen officiating. "Abide With Me" and "Jesus Savior Pilot Me" were sung by Mrs. Theodore Thompson, Miss Agnes Rued, John Lokken and John Erickson. Members of the Ladies Aid carried the large profusion of flowers. Burial was made at the Pine Hill cemetery.
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