The Butterfield Bible – Part 4 – Success!

Cover of the Daisy Butterfield Bible

Some weeks ago, I received a copy of an 1889 “Butterfield Bible” from a friend who asked that I share its contents with the “Genealogy World.” During the ensuing weeks, I digitized, transcribed, and posted the contents of the Family sections of the bible.  (Part 1 – Births | Part 2 – Marriages | Part 3 – Deaths)  In the “Final Comment” in Part 3 about the bible, I stated, “If you are a descendant of Sarah Ella “Daisy” (Butterfield) Larrabee (1879-1953), please contact me. I would love to reunite this bible with its family.”

Well, wow! I love it when a plan comes together. Three days after the blog article posted, John Hiatt contacted me. Daisy (the original owner of the bible) is John’s 2nd great-aunt (his grandmother’s aunt. His grandmother and Daisy were raised in the same household, so they were very close.

Anyway, I was able to send the bible to him and reunite the bible to its family.  John is interested in his family’s genealogy and he and his sister are very excited to add the heirloom bible to their family history.

I am glad I could help restore the heirloom bible to its family. It is a good day.

The Butterfield Bible – Part 3 – Deaths

Cover of the Daisy Butterfield Bible

I recently received a copy of the “Butterfield Bible” from a friend who asked that I share its contents with the “Genealogy World.”  The bible is an 1889 edition that appears to have originally been owned by Daisy E. Butterfield of Marseilles, Illinois, who put her name inside the front cover in 1889.  The section between the Old and New Testaments includes “Family Record” sheets for Marriages, Births, and Deaths. This is a transcript of the “Deaths.”

Deaths

Deaths entered in the Bible

Daisy Butterfield Bible – Deaths
  • Lottie Butterfield – July 16, 1877.
  • Charlie Butterfield – Dec 14, 1873.
  • Fannie Leora Eichelberger – Jan 29, 1898.
  • P. A. Butterfield – April 23, 1913.
  • Sarah A. Butterfield – March 5, 1923.
  • Melvin K. Parr – husband of Lois Antoinette Butterfield Parr in Los Angeles, Calif.[i] [1928?]
  • Fredrich M. Eichelberger, husband of Alice M. Butterfield Eichelberger in Long Beach California.[ii] [1928?]
  • Louis Augustus Butterfield – Jan. 5th, 1942 – Marseille, Ills.
  • Lois Antoinette Butterfield Parr – Aug. 20, 1944 – Woodstock, Ills.
  • Alice Mabel Butterfield Eichelberger – January 26, 1951 – San Diego, Calif.

Final Comment

If you are a descendant of Sarah Ella “Daisy” (Butterfield) Larrabee (1879-1953), please contact me. I would love to reunite this bible with the family.

Endnotes

[i] The date of 1928 is somewhat disconnected from the entry for Melvin Parr and for Fredrick Eichelberger.  The date clearly applies to one or the other, but this document doesn’t provide clear evidence.

[ii] Ibid.

The Butterfield Bible – Part 2 – Marriages

I recently received a copy of the “Butterfield Bible” from a friend who asked that I share its contents with the “Genealogy World.”  The bible is an 1889 edition that appears to have originally been owned by Daisy E. Butterfield of Marseilles, Illinois, who put her name inside the front cover in 1889.  Sarah “Daisy” Butterfield was born 20 February 1879, so she would have been 10-years-old in 1889.  The section between the Old and New Testaments includes “Family Record” sheets for Marriages, Births, and Deaths. This is a transcript of the “Marriages.” Besides the entries in the Bible, there is an additional paper with 2½  pages of marriages.

Marriages

Marriages entered in the Bible 

  • Marriages

    A. Butterfield & Sarah Drackley – Nov 1st 1860 – Manlius Twp.[i] Ills.

  • Fannie Butterfield & Lewis M. Eddy – Dec 27 1881 – Marseilles, Ills.
  • Alice M. Butterfield & Fred. M. Eichelberger – June 29, 1887 – Marseilles, Ills.
  • Lois A. Butterfield & Melvin R, Parr – Feb. 17, 1892 – Ottawa, Ills.
  • Louis A Butterfield & Edith Zimmerman – Feb 12, 1901 – Manlius Twp. Ills.
  • Josephine Eddy – James B. Wideman – Nov. 26, 1903 – Chicago, Ills.
  • Sarah E. Butterfield & Walter F. Larrabee – Dec 20, 1904 – Seneca, Ills.
  • Louis E. Larrabee & Marion Wiggin – Oct 9, 1930 – Scarborough, ME[ii]
  • Stephen Harris Larrabee & Hannah Isabel Latimer – Nov 16 – 1935 – In Buenos Aires, Argentina[iii]

There is only one page of marriages in the book, however, there is a separate sheet of paper that contains a continued sheet of Marriages. It says:

Family Record – Continued – Marriages (front)

  • Blanche Eddy & Hugh Herbert Britton – Chicago – Feb. 27, 1914.
  • Hazel Eddy & John William Lindner – Chicago – Feb 27, 1914.
  • Fannie Eddy & Richard Wade Webster – Marseilles, Ills. – March 2, 1915.
  • Katherine Sarah Butterfield & Floyd E. Roberts – Chicago, Ills. (no date entered)
  • Emma Lou Butterfield & Donald W Zimm- – Seneca, Ills. – June 1930.
  • Louis E Larrabee – Marion Wiggin – Scarboro Beach, Me. – Oct 9, 1930.
  • Stephen Harris Larrabee & Hanna Isabel Latimer – Buenos Aires, Argentina, So. Am – Nov 10, 1935.

Family Record – Continued – Marriages (Inside left)

  • Elenore Wideman & John Evan Picton – Aug. 2nd 1924
  • Blanche Wideman & Fred B. Scott – Aug 6, 1925.
  • Leola Eichelber & George Hobsow – Dec 23, 1908.
  • Phiranda A Butterfield (Phillip( & Mary Hustava – July 18, 1931.
  • Albert Will Butterfield & Cathleen Stady – June 12 – 1938 – Cairo, Ills
  • Richard Wade Webster, Jr. & Mildred Wahl (no date provided)
  • Rita Sarah Webster (Fanny Eddy Webster) & Jack Hiatt (no date provided)
  • Robert Arthur Webster & Jean Marie Russeth – June 10th, 1944 – Nerstrand, Minnesota

Family Record – Continued – Marriages (Inside right)

  • Lean E. Britton & Emil C. Seidel (dau Blanche Eddy Britton) – June 27, 1940 – Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Russell Laurin Butterfield & Mrs. Bernice Carr (son Louis A Butterfield) – Jan 16, 1943 – LaSalle, Ills.
  • Leola Eichelberger Hobson & Edwin W. Schaub – Jan 1943 – in Calif.
  • Robert Arthur Webster and

Endnotes

[i] There are two Manlius Townships in Illinois. One is in Bureau County and the other is in LaSalle County. One is about 60 miles west of Marseilles, Illinois and the other is about six miles east of Marseilles. I presume the Manlius Township mentioned here is the one in LaSalle County.

[ii] The marriage of Louis Larrabee to Marion Wiggin is repeated on continuation sheet 1 (front).

[iii] The marriage of Stephen Larrabee to Hannah Latimer is repeated on continuation sheet 1 (front).

The Butterfield Bible – Part 1 – Births

Cover of the Daisy Butterfield Bible

I recently received a copy of the “Butterfield Bible” from a friend who asked that I share its contents in the “Genealogy World.”  The bible is an 1889 edition that appears to have originally been owned by Daisy E. Butterfield of Marseilles, Illinois, who put her name inside the front cover in 1889.  The section between the Old and New Testaments includes “Family Record” sheets for Marriages, Births, and Deaths. This is a transcript of the “Births.” Besides the entries in the Bible, there is an additional sheet of births.

Births – 1st Page of Births

  • Daisy Butterfield Bible – Births, Page 1

    A. Butterfield – Oct 19, 1840

  • Sarah Drackley Butterfield – Aug 10, 1938
  • Fannie Butterfield (Eddy) – Oct 20, 1863
  • Alice Butterfield (Eichelbeger) – Oct 20, 1867
  • Lottie Butterfield – Oct 13, 1865
  • Lois A. Butterfield (Parre) – Dec 4, 1870
  • Charles Butterfield – Jun 24, 1872
  • Louis A Butterfield – Jul 23, 1877
  • Sarah E Butterfield (Larrabee) – Feb 20, 1879
  • Josephine Eddy (Wideman) – Sep 27, 1882
  • Blanche Eddy (Britto) – Aug 29, 1884
  • Hazel Eddy (Lindren) – Oct 25, 1886
  • Fannie Eddy (Webster) – Dec 26, 1888
  • Leola E. Eichelberger (Hobson) – Sep 5, 1890
  • Leora Marle – Jun 8, 1898
  • Russell L. Butterfield – Apr 24, 1902
  • A. Butterfield II – Aug 18, 1903
  • Kathyrn Sarah Butterfield – May 25, 1905
  • Dorothy Eleanor Wideman – Aug 22, 1905 – Woodstock Ills.

2nd Page of Births

  • Blanche Evelyn Wideman – Dec 13, 1906

    image of the Daisy Butterfield Bible - Births - Page 2
    Daisy Butterfield Bible – Births 2
  • Albert William Butterfield – Apr 4, 1908
  • Stephen Harris Larrabee – July 18, 1907
  • Louis Edwin Larrabee – Sept 28, 1909
  • James Eddy Wideman – Feb 8, 1911 – Woodstock, Ills
  • Emma Lou Butterfield – Apr 5th 1913
  • William Wideman Jr.-
  • Richard Wade Webster – June 20, 1916
  • Sarah Rita Webster – Dec 27, 1917
  • Robert Arthur Webster – Dec 23, 1922
  • Jean Britton-
  • James Eddy Wideman – Feb 8, 1911
  • John Widerman-
  • John W. Widerman – Marion, Ohio – June 27, 1921
  • Richard Evan Picton (Eleanor Widerman) – Sept 29, 1925
  • Barbara Ann Scott (Blanche Widerman) – Aug 25, 1926
  • Donald Edward Larrabee – Sept 25, 1931
  • Donald Walter Zinn Jr. – Apr 4, 1932
  • 8¼ lb. – Deborah Ellen Larrabee in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America. – Thurs. Eve Sept 29, 1938
  • 7 lbs 2½ oz – Thomas Louis Roberts – Dec 7, 1938 @ 9.15 P.M.
  • Barbara Lynn Butterfield – July 21, 1939 – Sycamore, Ills – 7 – 5
  • Bruce Augustus Butterfield – Nov 10, 1940

There are 11 additional entries that I’ve decided not to transcribe because of privacy concerns. All relate to individuals born since 1940. Family Search does not appear to have Birth Records for individuals born in Illinois after 1940, so I won’t transcribe these entries here.

Three of them are included in the attached graphic and the remaining entries are on a separate sheet (not included here) that was folded in the BMD section of the bible.