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BUTLER, WILLIAM A., baker, was born in Berkeley county. W. Va., July 28, 1852. He is a son of the late Dr. William H. and Sarah (Price) Butler. Dr. William H. Butler was born in Berkeley county, W. Va., and was educated in his native county, where he also studied and practiced medicine. His wife, Sarah Price, was also born in Berkeley county. They had one son, William H. Dr. Butler died in 1862, and is survived by his wife, who resides with her son. William H. Butler, Jr., received a limited education, having attended the public schools of his native place until he was twelve years old, after which he worked for his mother for a time. Soon after leaving school he secured a position as brakeman on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, which he held for one year. He was afterwards employed for four years, off and on, in the ore mines. In 1869 Mr. Butler came to Harrisburg, where he secured employment in the rolling mill at Lochiel, and remained there some tune. After his marriage, he was employed as teamster for a few months, after which he engaged in business for himself. He leased the restaurant, corner of Cowden street and Strawberry avenue, where he carried on business for five years. In 1890 he removed to No. 418 Market street, and opened the Temperance Hotel, known as the Windsor House; he conducted it with success until January, 1896, when he removed to No. 1409 North Third street, and established a first class bakery. In all that pertains to the baker's craft, Mr. Butler is a recognized authority, being well-informed in the details and general scope of the business. Mr. Butler was married, April 27, 1873, to Miss Annie, daughter of Henry and Annie E. Wingert. They have four children: Minnie F. E., wife of John I. Pierson; Sarah K., Cora J., and Annie. Mr. Butler has been an active member of Lodge No. 68, I. O. O. F. for eight years. He is a Republican. The family are members of the First Baptist church, corner of Second and Pine streets. The parents of Mrs. Butler were both natives of Germany, who came to this country in 1863; their occupation was farming. They had two children: Annie, Mrs. Butler, and Lizzie, Mrs. George Koch. The father died in 1859, aged forty-five years. Her mother still lives, at the age of seventy-one years, and resides in Williamsport, Pa. She is a member of the Reformed church.

Historical Review of Dauphin County
Transcribed by Robert Demy rdemy@earthlink.net for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project http://maley.net/transcription.
Date of Transcription: 12 Feb 2001
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