Obit: Butler, Edith (1856 - 1891)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/27/1891

Butler, Edith (2 SEP 1856 - 25 AUG 1891)

Died, at her home, "The Cedars," in Ashland Co., Wis., Aug. 25, 1891, of Typhoid Fever, Mrs. Edith M., wife of Henry Butler, in the 35th year of her age.

Edith M. Petrie was born at Concord, Jefferson Co., Wis., Sept. 2nd, 1856. She came with her parents, to Unity, Wis. in the early seventies, where she made her home until after her marriage with Henry Butler, which took place Nov. 29, 1882, shortly after their marriage they removed to Phillips and from there to Ashland about four years ago where they had a fine home and were prepared to enjoy life.

Edith was an even tempered, lovable nature, loved and respected by all who knew her. She had strong literary tastes yet never neglected her family or household duties to gratify that taste. Many productions from her pen have appeared in this paper, and in other publications of a more extended circulation.

Her death will be sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances who knew her as she was, a good, true and pure woman, and will truly sympathize with the sorrowing husband, daughter and relatives.

We learn that Edith’s only daughter, bright little Hazel, is very low with the same disease, and we sincerely hope to hear of her early recovery.



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