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McClernand Butler / Madge Metella Grimes


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McClernand Butler / Madge Metella Grimes

[14287]
Husband: McClernand Butler
Born: 10 Jul 1910[11147] [11148] [11149] [11150] [11151] [11152] [11153] [11154] [11155] at: Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
Married: 23 Jan 1937at: Wilmette, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Died: 14 Oct 2001at: Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana, USA
Father: William Joseph Butler
Mother: Bessie Gross
Notes: [11156]
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Wife: Madge Metella Grimes
Born: 25 Jun 1913[1127] [1128] [1129] [1130] at: Lexington, McLean County, Illinois, USA
Died: 12 Nov 1999[1131] at: Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana, USA
Father: William Melvin Grimes
Mother: Frances Folsom Beasley
Notes: [1135]
Sources: [1132] [1127] [1128] [1129] [1130] [1131] [1133] [1134] [1136] [1137] [1138] [1139] [1140] [1141]
Children
Name: Susan Elizabeth Butler [928]
Born: at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
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Pedigree Chart for: McClernand Butler

      /--William 'Bill'  Butler 
   /--Henry Wirt  Butler 
   |  \--Elizabeth  Rickard 
/--William Joseph  Butler 
|  |  /--John 'Mac' Alexander  McClernand 
|  \--Helen Chase  McClernand 
|     \--Sarah Freeman  Dunlap 
|--McClernand  Butler 
|     /--Alba  Gross  Rev.
|  /--Eugene L.  Gross 
|  |  \--Alethea  Smith 
\--Bessie  Gross 
   |  /--Alba  Gross  Rev.
   \--Susan Louise  Zimmerman 
      \--Susan Philenia  Seely 

Pedigree Chart for: Madge Metella Grimes

      /--
   /--Aaron  Grimes 
   |  \--
/--William Melvin  Grimes 
|  |  /--Cap  Hawes 
|  \--Angeline  Hawes 
|     \--
|--Madge Metella  Grimes 
|     /--Thomas Wesley  Beasley 
|  /--Luther Sanford  Beasley 
|  |  \--Ann Elizabeth  Claggett 
\--Frances Folsom  Beasley 
   |  /--Thomas Wesley  Beasley 
   \--Ruth Matella  Claggett 
      \--Catherine  Johnson 

[14287] Mac & Madge were forced to be married twice. In the late 1930'steachers who were women could lose thier jobs if they were married.Being very much in love Mac & Madge found themselves in a difficultdilemma. Unlike the 1990's, living together and premarital sex were outof the question. At the same time Madge was under contract with the CookCounty School District and could not get out of her obligations until theend of the next school year. The first ceremony was secretly held at the home John & Betty (Mac'sSister) McHenry. Only thier parents and a few close friends attended.For next year they had to hide thier marriage. Almost a year pastedbefore Madge was able to quit her job. The second ceremony was held inSpringfield Illinois and was very big affair.

[11156] Commanding Officer of the 3rd Battalion, 99th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge, World War II Lieutenant Colonel McClernand Butler took command of the 3rd Battalion on February 1, 1944. On September 15, 1944, the division embarked for England, and on October 31, 1944, it sailed on HMS Empire Lance for Le Havre, France. The 3rd Battalion became the first unit of the 99th Division to reach the front when it moved to Hofen, Germany, on November 9, 1944. Hofen was part of Germany's Siegfried Line, or West Wall. The battalion held a 6,000-yard front from Monschau to Hofen toward Alzen. The 38th Cavalry Squadron stood on its left flank, and the other two battalions of the 395th Infantry held the right flank. On December 16, 1944, a tremendous artillery barrage signaled the start of Adolf Hitler's final offensive. The German plan was to attack west to the Meuse River and north through Liége and on to the English Channel, splitting the Allies' forces. At Hofen, the 3rd Battalion fought off fierce attacks by the 751st and 753rd Volksgrenadier regiments. The first day of fighting saw 19 Germans captured and an estimated 200 killed. The battalion lost four dead, four missing and seven wounded. As the Battle of the Bulge continued, the Germans renewed their efforts to crack Hofen. Several times, Butler had to call in artillery fire on his own positions to drive the enemy back. In another day's fighting the 3rd Battalion took 50 Germans prisoner and caused more than 800 German casualties, losing five dead and seven wounded in the action. On December 23, the weather cleared and Allied planes took to the skies to bomb German columns, shattering their final offensive. The 3rd Battalion's tenacious fight for Hofen was recognized on March 7 at Gohr, when the unit was decorated with the Presidential Unit Citation. The battalion saw action thereafter at Bergheim, Remagen, the Ruhr Pocket and Gleidorf. Later, the battalion moved southeast to join the Third Army, commanded by General George S. Patton, in mopping up German resistance. May 2 brought an end to the fighting and an end to nearly six months of brutal combat for the men of the 3rd Battalion. From an interview with Col. Butler. Mac helped write a book about his battalion, "Butler's Battlin' Blue Bastards," by Thor Ronningen. 1993 Brunswick Publicshing Corpo, Rt 1. Box 1A1, Lawrencevile, Virginia 23968 Veteran Col. McClernand Butler passed away on October 14th, 2001 at 6:35 p.m. due to natural causes. Col. Butler was born July 10, 1910 in Springfield, IL to William J. Butler and Bessie (Cross) Butler. Butler entered the Illinois National Guard in 1926 and attended West Point Military Academy from 1930-1933. While at West Point he set records for marksmanship which are still unbroken. In 1933, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Illinois National Guard. Butler entered Federal service on March 5th, 1941 as a 2nd Lieutenant, and in 1944 was promoted to Lt. Colonel. Upon his retirement from military service in 1960, Butler was promoted to full Colonel. During WWII he served with distinction on the front lines of the European Theater. Butler was commander of the 3rd Battalion, 395th Infantry Regiment. On May 22, 1943 he was appointed Regimental Executive Officer of the 393rd Infantry Regiment and on July 17th, 1945 he was appointed Regimental commander of the 394th Infantry Regiment where he remained until the regiment was returned to the United States. Butler was discharged from the service on January 14th, 1945. Once back in Illinois, Butler helped to form the 123rd Infantry Regiment Illinois National Guard, 44th Infantry Division. This division was mobilized in 1952 because of the war in Korea and Butler received his orders for the Far East. He was originally assigned as a Battalion Commander in the 7th Infantry Division and later was assigne3d to the division staff. A Silver Star, Purple Heart and four Bronze Stars were among the many decorations Col.. Butler received while in the service. However it was the Presidential Unit Citation that his unit received for their actions during the Battle of the Bulge of which Butler was most proud. He was married on January 23, 1937 to Madge Grimes of Lexington, IL. The Butlers moved their family from Springfield, IL to Ottawa in 1947, Col. Butler was the Ottawa and LaSalle branch manager for the Illinois Bell Telephone Company. Colonel Butler was the Past President of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Past President of the Ottawa Rotary Club where he held membership for over 35 years. He also held membership in the Elks Club, Dede-Co Golf Club, American Legion, VFW, Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, Order of the Indian Wars of the Untied States and was a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America. The Butlers were former members of the Presbyterian and Congregational Churches, but had been attending the Illinois Valley Evangelical Free Church in Ottawa for the past several years. As a resident of Greenfield, Colonel Butler lived at Green Tree Assisted Living Community and continued his membership at the Rotary Club of Greenfield. Colonel Butler is preceded in death by his wife Madge (Grimes) Butler of Ottawa, his brother Wirt Butler of Wheaton, IL and his sisters Louise (Butler) Flake of Rockville, MD, and Elizabeth (Butler) Mchenry of Albuquerque, NM. Colonel Butler is survived by his daughter Susan Elizabeth (Butler) Crawford of Greenfield, IN, son in law David Bialy Crawford of Greenfield, IN, grandson McClernand Butler Crawford of New Palestine, IN, granddaughter-in-law Stephanie Ann (Graham) Crawford of New Palestine, IN and great-grandchildren Graham Butler Crawford and Elizabeth Chase Crawford of New Palestine, IN. McClernand Butler will be remembered as a war hero, community leader, loving family man, and a good neighbor. He will be sorely missed. Visitation will be held at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield, IN Thursday, October 18th, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to The National WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. Source: Miscellaneous Hancock County, Indiana Obituaries http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch/obits/in/in-hancock5.htm (Searched WFT vols. 1-57, no hits. Searched Pres & F&P no hits.)

[1135] Searched WFT vols. 1-57, no hits. Searched Pres & F&P, no hits. Obituary Notice for Madge Butler Life long Ottawa resident Madge Metella (Grimes) Butler passed away onFriday, November 12th, at 10:16 am, in Greenfield, Indiana due to cancer. Mrs. Butler was born 6-25-1913 in Lexington, IL to William L. Grimes andFrances (Beasly) Grimes. She was married on 1-23-1937 in Wilmette, IL toCol. McClernand Butler. The Butlers moved their family from Springfield,IL to Ottawa in 1947. Mrs. Butler was a schoolteacher for over 50 years,and was retired from the Ottawa Public School System. She taught 1st,2nd, and 4th grades in Hills, Washington, Lincoln, Columbus and Shabbonagrade schools. Mrs. Butler was also a long time member of The Camp Fire Girls and was aprincipal negotiator in acquiring land for the girls camp. Mrs. Butlergraduated from Normal Teachers College (now Illinois State University) on11-20-1936, where she was captain of the debate team. The Butlers were former members of the Presbyterian and CongregationalChurches, but have been attending the Illinois Valley Evangelical Churchfor the past several years. The Butlers had just moved away from Ottawa to Greenfield, Indiana inorder to be closer to family. Mrs. Butler leaves her husband McClernandButler of Ottawa, daughter Susan Elizabeth (Butler) Crawford ofGreenfield, IN, grandson McClernand Butler Crawford of New Palestine, INand great-grandson Graham Butler Crawford of New Palestine, IN. MadgeButler was a very valuable piece to Ottawa's community and history; shewill be sorely missed. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 20 at 2pm, at theIllinois Valley Evangelical Church, in Ottawa. Gravesite services willbe held at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, IL in the spring. Flowers for the memorial service can be sent to: Illinois ValleyEvangelical Church, 215 W. Washington St, Ottawa, IL 61350 Madge was the granddaughter of Aaron Grimes, Private, Co. B 77th Inf.IL, Union Army and great-granddaughter of Thomas Beasley, member of JohnMosby's Rangers, Virginia CSA.

[928] This person is presumed living.

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John Richard Saunders / Jean Mullman Miller

Husband: John Richard Saunders
Born: at: 
Died:at: 
Father:  at: 
Mother:  at: 
Wife: Jean Mullman Miller
Born: at:
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Notes: [1913]
Children

Pedigree Chart for: John Richard Saunders

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--John Hunter  Saunders 
|  |  /--
|  \--
|     \--
|--John Richard  Saunders 
|     /--
|  /--Albert Wollaston  Smith  Sr.
|  |  \--
\--Catherine Claggett  Smith 
   |  /--
   \--Leila Bell  Claggett 
      \--Anna Laurie  Milstead 

Pedigree Chart for: Jean Mullman Miller

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--
|  |  /--
|  \--
|     \--
|--Jean Mullman  Miller 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

[1912] This person is presumed living.

[1913] References: Smith-Claggett Genealogical Chart

 

Ethelred II King of Kent / Emma of Normandy

Husband: Ethelred II King of Kent
Born: ABT 0968at:
Married: 1002at:
Died: 1016at:
Father: Edgar The Peaceful
Mother: Elfrida
Notes: [3153]
Wife: Emma of Normandy
Born: at:
Died: 1052at:
Father: Richard I The Fearless Count of Normandy
Mother: Gunnor of Denmark
Children
Name: Alfred Athling
Born: at:
Died: 1036at:
Spouses:

Name: Edward The Confessor King of England [3154]
Born: Jul 1002at: Islip, Oxfordshire, England
Died: 5 Jan 1066at:
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Pedigree Chart for: Ethelred II King of Kent

      /--Edward The Elder   
   /--Edmund I The Elder   
   |  \--Edgiva   
/--Edgar The Peaceful   
|  |  /--
|  \--St. Elgiva   
|     \--
|--Ethelred   II King of Kent
|     /--
|  /--Ordgar of Devon Ealdorman   
|  |  \--
\--Elfrida   
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

Pedigree Chart for: Emma of Normandy

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--Richard I The Fearless   Count of Normandy
|  |  /--
|  \--
|     \--
|--Emma of Normandy   
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--Gunnor of Denmark   
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

[3153] Following the death of his father King Edgar and subsequent murder of his half-brother Edward the Martyr by servants of Ethelred's mother, Ethelred succeeded to the throne at about age ten. His nickname ‘the Unready’ derives from Old English unrÆd, meaning 'without counsel', 'ill-advised' or 'indecisive'. The majority of his reign (991–1016) was marked by a developing, defensive war against Danish invaders. Finally in 1013 English resistance collapsed and Sweyn conquered the country, forcing Ethelred into exile. Subsequently, Ethelred's control of England was already collapsing once again when he died at London on 23 April 1016. Ethelred was buried in St Paul's Cathedral and was succeeded by his son, Edmund Ironside.

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