Tombstone Tuesday: Dwight E. Butler

by Laurel | March 26th, 2013

A random tombstone from Forestdale Cemetery.


Dwight E. Butler, Forestdale

Dwight E. Butler, Forestdale

Dwight E. Butler
Dec. 18, 1893
Aged 51 Yrs, 9 Mo
Member of Co. E
36 Regt. of Mass. Vol.

19 December 1893

Holyoke Photographer Dead

D. E. Butler, 52, died at his home at 291 High Street, Holyoke, last evening from heart disease. He had been apparently as well as usual during the day and had been attending to his business. He was a photographer and had a small gallery at his residence. He went to Holyoke from Belchertown and had been in the city for a number of years. He was a member of Kilpatrick Grand Army post. He leaves a widow and two sons. The arrangements for the funeral have not been completed but the burial will be at Forestdale.

20 December 1893

The funeral of Dwight E. Butler who died suddenly Monday evening will be held tomorrow morning at 10:30. The members of Kilpatrick Grand Army post will attend and escort the body to Forestdale cemetery. Mr. Butler was a member of Co. E, 36th Regiment of volunteers. One of his sons, Fred A., is employed in Architect Alderman’s office.

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