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Butcher - Clarissa Burk



Mrs. Clarissa Butcher died Sunday afternoon, after an illness of several weeks with heart trouble. The funeral services were held at the Baptist Church on Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Chas. Greenfield. Interment at Freedom. Mrs. Butcher was born in Warren County in 1843. She joined the Baptist Church at Freedom when a girl. She married William M. Butcher in January 1864. To them were born six children: Charles Butcher of Gueydan, Louisana, G. W. Butcher of Long Mott, Texas, Margery Leona Butcher and Mrs. Walter Dowden of Waveland, Mrs. Ellen Wilkinson and Melvin Butcher deceased. Mr. Butcher, a veteran of the Civil War, died in August, 1890. Mrs. Butcher came to Waveland at the age of 20, and later deposited her letter with the Baptist Church. Besides those mentioned there remain to mourn, three step-children; Mrs. John Lanson, Mrs. Edith Martin and Augusta Bucher; one sister, Mrs. Thomas Lamson; and two brothers, George and Charles Burk. Mrs. Butcher was very kind hearted, a good neighbor and an affectionate mother. Those from a distance at the funeral were Julius Lamson, of New Richmond, Mrs. Mattie Miller of Crawfordsvile, and Roy Lamson of Ladoga. - kbz
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