Farmer and stock dealer, Berwick Township (postoffiee address, Avon), is a progressive and prosperous middle- aged business man of his vicinity, and his success has been won on such sterling principles and by such praise worthy methods that all who have knowledge of his career know that he richly deserves it.

He is a son of John A. Butler, a biographical sketch of whom appears en another page, born in Greenbush Township, Warren County, March 5, 1852, and was educated in the public schools near his home, which is widely known as the old Butler homestead. As a boy he worked on his father's farm and soon after attaining his majority began farming for himself in Berwick Township.

He located on his present farm, which consists of a well improved section, in April, 1897, and for many years has, with his father, handled stock very extensively, making a specialty of cattle. He is a member of the Christian church and affiliates with the Republican party, and has served as school master in Berwick Townshop.

He was married in Greenbush Township. August 19, 1874, to Miss Hattie Ennis, and has two children: Lawrence, born April 5, 1879, and Florence, born April 6, 1882. Mr. Butler is an up-to-date business man who exerts a considerable influence upon the community in which he lives, and has many times demonstrated that he possessed a public spirit which is equal to reasonable demands on it, for he has availed himself of every opportunity to advance the interest of the township and county to the extent of his ability.


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