Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Friday, 28 Feb. 1890
Lindley M. Butler died at the residence of his father, Mahlon Butler, six miles northeast of the city at 10 o’clock last night of bronchial catarrh, after a lingering illness of about two years, aged 28 years. Lindley butler was a young man well known in this city and county and esteemed by everybody for his many good qualities. For some time he was a member of the firm of Miller & Butler, job printers, but his health failing to such an extent that he was unable to prosecute his work he sold his interest in the plant about one year ago and went South hoping to be benefited by the change of climate. After a sojourn of a few months on Lookout Mountain, he returned home slightly improved. But soon losing what he had gained, he concluded to try the South again, going to Thomasville, Ga., last fall and only returning a few weeks ago with all hope gone. He was married about five years ago to Miss Minnie Clark, who was his constant and watchful companion through his stay in the South and illness at home. He is the fourth child lost to Mr. and Mrs. Butler from the same disease. From his youth until a year ago last May he was a member of the Friend’s Church, at which time he transferred his membership to the Methodist Church, of which he has been a consistent member. It is a sad death and is lamented by a host of friends in this city and county, and the warmest sympathies of the people go out to the heart-broken young wife and stricken father, mother and brother. The funeral will take place from the M. E. Church in this city at 1 p.m. tomorrow, the services to be conducted by Rev. G. W. Switzer. Interment in Oak Hill.
Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Saturday, 1 March 1890 E
The funeral of Lindley Butler at the Methodist Church this afternoon was largely attended. Rev. G. W. Switzer conducted the services and the pall bearers were Jere Keeney, W. T. Whittington, C. M. Scott, Walter Pickett, R. P. A. Berryman and Mr. Kersey, of Darlington.
Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 3 Jan 1891
“Departed Year of 1890” – February 28 – Death of Lindley M. Butler