Obit: Butler, Elsie (1818 - 1907)

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----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 12/19/1907

Butler, Elsie (1868 - 9 Dec 1907)

From Mrs. O.G. Tripp comes the sad news of the death of Elsie Hewett Butler at her home in Tavares, Florida, on Monday, Dec. 9, 1907. Mrs. Butler was born in Clark Co. about 39 years ago. She was the daughter of Sheldon Hewett and the niece of James Hewett. Her early life was spent in Hewettville and Neillsville, and she was for a time a student in our schools. While still a young girl she went with her parents to live in Tavares, Florida. After going south she became a student in St. Joseph’s Academy of Jacksonville, Florida, and there received a medal for superior work in music. Soon after leaving school she was married to Gorge Butler, a southern gentleman whose early life was spent in the Bahamas.

She is survived by her husband, three young daughters and a son, her mother, Mrs. S.B. Hewett, a sister, Mamie, and two brothers, Alvion and Ray.

Elsie’s Neillsville friends will remember her as a bright, joyous school girl, reflecting only love and good will. In her southern home she has ever been one of the best loved, laughing in the midst of her pain. In the months past struggling to live in spite of tuberculosis, she has, in the words of Mrs. Tripp, been "a patient smiling sufferer," not losing hope that she might visit her mother in Chicago in the spring.

Mrs. Hewett was en route to Florida when her daughter’s death occurred.



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