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Henry Butterworth

Henry Butterworth

Posted: 30 Oct 2007 4:30PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Butterworth
I would like to find out more about Henry Butterworth, born in 1867 who died in a drowning accident in Hustonville, Ontario in 1877. His parents were Robert and Betsy Butterworth (both dentists) and he had brothers John Robert, Christopher and Benjamin.

Re: Henry Butterworth

Posted: 31 Oct 2007 10:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
This family is found both on the UK Census & Ontario Census for 1881.
1881 British Census / Rochdale, Lancashire

1881 Canadian Census
Maryborough, Wellington North, Ontario

Are you sure that Henry died in Ontario?

Re: Henry Butterworth

Posted: 1 Nov 2007 8:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for your response. I already knew about the census information. Henry's brother John Robert Butterworth was my great grandfather. He married Mary Ann McCullough in the township of Wallace, Ontario but later returned to Lancashire. The only information I have concerning Henry is from a poem called a 'mother's lament. This implies he died in a drowning accident in Hustonville which I assumed was in Ontario. Would welcome any further information you could let me have please.

Regards
Valerie

Re: Henry Butterworth

Posted: 1 Nov 2007 9:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Butterworth McCullough
Thank you for your response. I have the information from the census you mention, Henry's brother John Robert Butterworth was my great grandfather. He married Mary Ann McCullough in the Township of Wallace, Ontario, but later returned to Oldham, Lancashire. The only information I have regarding Henry is a poem another family member had in their possession. It's called 'His Mother's Lament' and describes his drowning as being in Hustonville Milldam,Ontario on June 14th 1877. I would appreciate any more details or clues you could let me have and look forward to hearing from you.

Regards
Valerie

Re: Henry Butterworth

Posted: 1 Nov 2007 1:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
There is no death register for Henry Butterworth for Ontario. I also checked just by the date only with no luck. And, there is no Hustonville or Milldam, that I could find, located in Ontario. The closest I can come to Hustonville is perhaps Huntsville.

Re: Henry Butterworth

Posted: 1 Nov 2007 2:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for your efforts on my behalf. I have a print off from the internet listing Hustonville, Ontario as having appeared in 1848 on the banks of the Conestoga River. it states that by 1870 the township had been bypassed by the railways and become a ghostown. Interestingly it describes a dam which was built to provide water power for a three storey grist and sawmill. This I assume was the dam where Henry drowned. Other Butterworth family connections in this area are London and the township of Wallace. Maybe the obituary appeared in another district?

Regards
Valerie

Re: Henry Butterworth

Posted: 1 Nov 2007 3:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Very interesting, I wasn't looking for a ghost town. The Conestoga River, a tributary of the Grand River, flows in a general southerly direction through the Village of Drayton in the County of Wellington.

On the 1881 Ontario Census, your Butterworth family was living in Maryborough Tp., Wellington County. Although I could not find a death register for Henry Butterworth, it's interesting to note that one of the early settlers of Maryborough was James Butterworth who ran a Mill; more than likely a relative of your family. Write-ups on James Butterworth's family can be found on these sites:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~onwellin/pioneers/butterworth_james...

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~methodists/maryboro...

Map of the area:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~onwellin/wellington.htm

http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/CountyAtlas/SearchMapframes...

Re: Henry Butterworth

Posted: 1 Nov 2007 4:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have just been checking my Butterworth files and found the sheet with my great grandparents (John Robert and Mary Ann McCullough)marriage on. They were married at the Moorefield Methodist Church on 30th June 1885. The writing is quite small but it looks like a Rev McCullouch (spelt differently to Mary Ann's) officiated. The witnesses named are Charles Hunt and Sophia Elgent (could be mis-reading these). Mary's parents are John and Christina McCullough.

I notice the church is listed on the websites you sent me. Thank you for your help. Strange that there is no record of Henry's death, will have to pursue that one!

Regards
Valerie

Re: Henry Butterworth

Posted: 1 Nov 2007 5:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Their marriage was actually on May 13, 1885 in Moorefield.

Re: Henry Butterworth

Posted: 2 Nov 2007 10:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Butterworth
Moorefield, Wellington County is 17 km (10 miles) east of Listowel.

http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/search/search_e.php

Listowel had a newspaper in 1877.

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/8/18/r18-210-e.html

Perhaps the Listowel Banner has a report of little Henry’s drowning.
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