Butler, Harry LeRoy

Birth Name Butler, Harry LeRoy
Gender male
Age at Death 31 years, 27 days

Narrative

Harry LeRoy Butler, son of William, was born on July 8, 1890 at Ravenna, Nebraska. He died at the age of thirty-one years and twenty-five days on August 4, 1921 at Omaha, Nebraska. He was buried on August 6, 1921 in Highland Park Cemetery at Ravenna, Nebraska. However, on November 9, 1937, his remains were removed to the Kearney City Cemetery at Kearney, Nebraska. Harry was a farmer by trade. After selling his farm in 1918, he ran a gasoline station in Ravenna, Nebraska for a short period of time. Harry attended the Union Ridge School near Ravenna. Harry was a member of the Odd Fellows. He was a member of the Congregationalist Church.

Harry's World War I draft registration card, which was dated June 5, 1918, tells us that Harry was a self-employed farmer in Garfield Township, Buffalo County, Nebraska. He is described as being tall and of stout build. He had brown eyes and dark brown hair. He was twenty-seven at the time of his registration.

Harry married on April 7, 1915 at Grand Island, Nebraska to Celia Jane Gleason, daughter of Harvey Brooks Gleason and Grace Curtis. Witnesses to their marriage were Florence Butler and Mrs. R.A. Butler.

On February 23, 1921, Celia filed for a divorce from Harry on the grounds of cruelty. Her petition stated:

"That the defendant has been guilty of extreme cruelty toward the plaintiff on numerous occasions and at numerous times: that defendant was constantly quarreling with the plaintiff; that defendant made frequent threats to beat and strike the plaintiff, and on such occasions would draw back his fist in a threatening manner; that frequently during the quarrels and at numerous times he would apply vile and abusive epithets toward the plaintiff; that he was constantly jawing at and provoking the plaintiff; that on numerous occasions he would tell the plaintiff to leave their home, and that on or about the 20th day of August 1920, he ordered the plaintiff to leave their home, and she left her home and came to the home of her parents in Omaha, Nebraska."
The divorce was finalized on June 1, 1921. Celia was given custody of their daughter, Bertha Genevieve and $24.00 per month for support.

Celia was born on August 9, 1898. The place of her birth is presently unknown. However, there are indications that it might have been at or near Lawton, Oklahoma. She died on July 15, 1936 at Omaha, Nebraska. She was buried in West Lawn Cemetery at Omaha, Nebraska on July 16, 1936.

Harry and Celia had two children, both of whom were born at Ravenna,Nebraska.

1.Harry William Butler who was born on September 13, 1917. He died on August 22, 1918 at Ravenna, Nebraska. He was buried on August 24, 1918 in Highland Park Cemetery at Ravenna, Nebraska. Like his father and grandfather, his remains were removed on November 9, 1937 to the Kearney City Cemetery at Kearney, Nebraska.
2.Bertha Genevieve Butler who was born on 29 July1919. She died on 8 September 1985 at Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 8/7/1890 Nebraska, United States of America Harry LeRoy Butler 1 2
Census 1/6/1900 Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States of America William A Butler 1a

Relation to head: Son

Color: White

Sex: Male

Month of birth: July

Year of birth: 1891

Age: 8

Single, married, widowed or divorced: Single

Place of birth: Nebraska

Place of birth of father: England

Place of birth of mother: Michigan

Occupation: at school

Attended school: 9

Census 15/4/1910 Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States of America William A Butler 2a

Relationship to head: Son

Sex: male

Color: white

Age: 20

Single, married, widowed or divorced: Single

Place of birth: Nebraska

Place of birth of father: England

Place of birth of mother: Michigan

Able to speak English; if not, language spoken: English

Occupation: Farmer

Nature of industry: Father Farm

Employer, employee or working on own account: w

Able to read: yes

Able to write: yes

Marriage (Groom) 7/4/1915 Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska, United States of America Harry LeRoy Butler Celia Jane Gleason  
Divorce Filing 23/2/1921   Celia Jane Butler Harry LeRoy Butler  
Event Note

On February 23, 1921, Celia filed for a divorce from Harry on the grounds of cruelty. Her petition stated:

"That the defendant has been guilty of extreme cruelty toward the plaintiff on numerous occasions and at numerous times: that defendant was constantly quarreling with the plaintiff; that defendant made frequent threats to beat and strike the plaintiff, and on such occasions would draw back his fist in a threatening manner; that frequently during the quarrels and at numerous times he would apply vile and abusive epithets toward the plaintiff; that he was constantly jawing at and provoking the plaintiff; that on numerous occasions he would tell the plaintiff to leave their home, and that on or about the 20th day of August 1920, he ordered the plaintiff to leave their home, and she left her home and came to the home of her parents in Omaha, Nebraska."

Divorce 1/6/1921   Celia Jane Butler Harry LeRoy Butler  
Event Note

The divorce was finalized on June 1, 1921. Celia was given custody of their daughter, Bertha Genevieve and $24.00 per month for support.

Death 4/8/1921 Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States of America Harry LeRoy Butler  

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Butler, William A5/9/186323/11/1931
Mother Budd, Joannah Rachel14/11/1870
    Sister     Butler, Jessie May 14/10/1888 1/6/1960
         Butler, Harry LeRoy 8/7/1890 4/8/1921
    Sister     Butler, Florence Mabel 5/8/1893 23/11/1976
    Brother     Butler, James Grant 25/7/1895 4/8/1978
    Brother     Butler, Joseph Samuel 4/8/1897 16/5/1984
    Sister     Butler, Nellie Rachel 31/8/1903 3/1/1960

Families

Family of Butler, Harry LeRoy and Gleason, Celia Jane

Married Wife Gleason, Celia Jane ( * 9/8/1898 + 15/7/1936 )
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Butler, Harry William13/9/191722/8/1918
Butler, Bertha Genevieve29/7/19198/9/1985

Source References

  1. US Federal Government: 1900 US Census
      • Date: 1/6/1900
      • Page: T623_917/10A/28
  2. US Federal Government: 1910 US Census
      • Date: 15/4/1910
      • Page: T624_839/17A/36/1167