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BUTLER, Nathaniel

    Johnstown Daily Tribune, 13 Jun 1917, Page 18 , Contributed by Sandy Lewis

Nathaniel Butler, one of Johnstowns oldest residents, died at his home, 899 Bedford street, Dale Borough, at 10 oclock, this morning, aged 78 years. Mr. Butlers health had been impaired for a long time, but he was able to be about until last Friday morning, when he became very ill and was taken to his home. A few hours later he was removed in the Memorial Hospital, but his condition did not improve. At an early hour this morning he realized the end was near and requested that he be taken home.
The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Butler, natives of New Hampshire, and was born in Walnut Grove in April, 1839. He was one of a family of nine children, and is the seventh of the number to pass away. His surviving sisters are Miss Mary Butler, of Dale, and Miss Dadaffah Butler of Hawkins, Pa. John Butler, a brother of Nathaniel Butler served in the Civil War. He was drowned in the Johnstown Flood of May, 1889 and his body was never recovered.
Many years ago Nathaniel Butler worked in the Cambria mills. Later he learned the butcher trade, with his brother-in-law, the late Samuel Long. Some years afterward he was employed in the Wood, Morrell & Co, meat market by the late Emanuel Young, and later he became a salesman for Akers & Baumer in the old Mansion House property next door in the Tribune office.
In December, 1867, Mr. Butler and Miss Sarah Penrod were married in this city by the Rev. Dr. R. A. Fink of the Lutheran Church. Mrs. Butlers death occurred here in Apr, 1913. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Butler, four of whom, Mrs. Florence Sitman and Myrtle, Sarah and Milton Butler, are dead. The surviving are Misses Edith, May and Anna Butler and John Butler, at home, and David Butler, of Cummings street.
The funeral will take place at 2 oclock Saturday afternoon from the Butler home, where the services will be conducted by the Rev. Robert D. Clare, pastor of the First Lutheran Church, of which Mr. Butler was a communicant. Burial will be made in Grandview Cemetery.
During the Civil War Nathaniel Butler served as a private in Company A Regiment P.V.I. under the late Col. J. M. Campbell. His Captain was the late John P. Suter, Mr. Butler enlisted in Johnstown and served over three years in the Union Army. He was a member of the Veteran Legion and was identified with the 54th Regimental Association which is to hold its annual reunion in Johnstown next week.

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