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Name Butler, David Christy, 1829-1891
Othernames Gov. Butler
Born 16 Dec 1829
Birthplace Linton, Greene, Indiana
Places of residence Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln
Father George Washington Butler, 1809-1851
Mother Nancy Christy, 1811-1864
Occupation
Role Political
Spouse Smith, Mary Pauline (1834-1958), Story, Lydia (1837-1918)
Children Butler, Violet Nancy (1861-1864)
Butler, Violet Eliza (1864-)
Butler, Ozias (1867-1883)
Butler, Olive (1867-1868)
Butler, David Seth (1869-1937)
Butler, Darius Dee (1873-1935)
Butler, Paul (1878-1963)
Deceased 10 Mar 1891
Deceased where Pawnee City, Pawnee, Nebraska

Associated Records

Image of RG0808.AM - RG0808 Brown, Erastus E., 1836-1908

RG0808.AM - RG0808 Brown, Erastus E., 1836-1908

This collection contains miscellaneous business papers, 1871-1875, of Erastus E. Brown of Lincoln, Nebraska. Included are a bank book for Cobb & Sudduth's Bank, some cancelled checks, and an 1880 promissory note signed by David Butler. Also in the collection are the original specifications for a two-story brick and frame stable and carriage house for Brown, done by Mendelssohn, Fisher & Lawrie, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska, April 23, 1890.

Image of RG1033.AM - RG1033 French, William M. DeCoursey

RG1033.AM - RG1033 French, William M. DeCoursey

The collection consists of reminiscences of William M. DeCoursey French of Omaha, Nebraska. The reminiscences describe his life as an assistant enrolling clerk in the State government in Lincoln in 1869; his efforts to have a school for the deaf built in Omaha (1869-1871); and a history of railroads being built in Nebraska in the 1860s as well as rail travel to and from Omaha. As he discusses the deaf school, French mentions various men who were instrumental in getting the school built, including David Butler, James Bonner, and Edward Rosewater. He also writes about a news item concerning the marriage between Charles Cook and Matilda Reed, which was written by James Bonner and Stanley Livings

Image of 4832-101 - Chair, Office; Governor Butler

4832-101 - Chair, Office; Governor Butler

Wooden swiveling office chair with a four legged base. Single layer of floral fabric tacked to seat. Curved arms and vertical slat back. Metal hinge of base is broken so that the chair permanently leans far backward.

RG3271.PH - Collection, Photograph

David Butler was the first governor of the state of Nebraska. This collection is comprised of portraits of Butler and his family, as well as various Butler family. This collection consists of twenty-nine photographic prints. Many of the photographs are portraits of David Butler, ca.1860s; Butler's wife, Lydia; and Butler's daughter, Violet. Also included is a photo of the Governor Butler's part-time residence at Pawnee City, Nebraska, 1866-1870, when he was not staying in Lincoln.

Image of RG3271.PH0-000002 - Carte-de-visite

RG3271.PH0-000002 - Carte-de-visite

A studio portrait of David C. Butler, first Governor of Nebraska, serving from 1867-1881.

Image of RG3271.PH0-000005 - Carte-de-visite

RG3271.PH0-000005 - Carte-de-visite

A studio portrait of David C. Butler, first Governor of Nebraska, serving from 1867-1881.

Image of RG3271.PH0-000022 - Print, Photographic

RG3271.PH0-000022 - Print, Photographic

The home of David Butler, the first Governor of Nebraska. The house was built in 1869-70 in Lincoln, NE.

RG3271.PH0-000024 - Negative, Glass Plate

A studio portrait of David C. Butler, first Governor of Nebraska, serving from 1867-1881.