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Butcher, Chrles Madison

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review, July 12, 1932

Charles Madison Butcher, for many years a resident of this city and a veteran of the Civil war passed away at the Culver hospital Tuesday morning after a brief illness.  He was taken sick on June 24.  Mr. Butcher's death occurred at 8:15 o'clock and was caused by a complication of diseases and the infirmities of age.   Mr. Butcher was 89 years old and was born March 22, 1843 at Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of John and Mary Butcher.  He was united in marriage to Nancy E. Cory shortly after he completed is service with the Union army.  He was a member of the Trinity Methodist church and of the McPherson post of the G.A.R.   Mr. Butcher moved to this city in 1860 and in 1862 enlisted in the 18th Indiana Battery.  He served for the duration of the war and saw action in several major battles.  Mr. Butcher was wounded at the battle of Mosey Creek and was taken prisoner at that time by the Confederate forces.   He was later recaptured by the Union army and continued his service.   Mr. Butcher was a member of a family of nine children, all of whom lived to an advanced age.  He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lida McDaniel of this city with whom he had visited many times.  His wife preceded him in death fifteen years ago.  An adopted daughter also preceded him in death.   Mr. Butcher was a carpenter by trade and worked on many of the finer residences and buildings in this city.  He retired from active life seventeen years ago and in 1919 took up his residence at the Soldier's Home in Danville, Illinois.  Besides his sister, Mrs. McDaniel, he leaves a host of friends to mourn his passing.   The funeral services will be held at the Proffitt funeral home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and the burial will be made in the Masonic cemetery. – thanks to  Kim H

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