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BUTLER, James, was born in Fairfield, Herkimer county, N. Y., November 25, 1865. The Butler family from which he descends was of Irish nationality. The grandmother Butler was a descendant of the Irish patriot, Daniel O'Connell. His father, Thomas Butler, was born in Kerry, Ireland, and came to this country when he was eight years old, and for many years was engaged in cheesemaking. He was married, in Herkimer county, to Margaret O'Neil, a native of Cork, Ireland. She died in 1871, but her husband is still living in Little Falls, Herkimer county, N. Y. Three children were born to them who died in infancy, besides William T. and James.

James Butler received his primary education in the public schools of Norway, Herkimer county, N. Y. He also attended Fairfield Academy and graduated in 1884. He learned the trade of flour miller and followed this business for four years at Little Falls. In 1889 he came to Harrisburg and became manager of the Star Carpet Cleaning Works. In May, 1895, he also opened the Hot Naphtha Cleaning Works. Mr. Butler is an active business man, of indefatigable energy, and with a perfect knowledge and careful oversight of all the details of his business; he convinces his patrons of his consideration of their best interests, and wins and holds esteem for his integrity and personal worth.

James Butler was married in Jersey City, June 19, 1889, to Carrie E. Kehoe, daughter of William and Martha Kehoe, of Little Falls. They have no children. Mr. Butler was a member of the Fire Department of Little Falls. He is a Democrat, and attends the Roman Catholic church.

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Date of Transcription: 23 Nov. 2000

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