Polly Butler (Harris) (c.1801 - 1876)

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Death: Died in Wales, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Cause of death: "Paralytic Shock"
Managed by: Laurence Butler
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About Polly Butler (Harris)

In 1844, Polly's husband Joel, a farmer in Monson, passed away leaving her widowed with 4 children. The census of 1850 shows them still living in Monson, with the oldest working at age 17 as an "Operative" (presumably operating machinery at a textile mill), and the others, aged 15, 11, and 8 in school. In 1854, daughter Laura dies at 19 from typhoid fever, and is buried in the Butler Road cemetery near her father. The Mass state census of 1855 shows Orrimill and Warren working in a woolen mill as "Carder and Laborer" at ages 22 and 16, while Dwight still attends school at 13. By 1865, the sons have all married. Dwight is off fighting in the civil war.. Massachusetts Census of 1865 during the Civil War shows Polly at age 63 living with her son Warren and his wife Lucina in Springfield ward 5, where Warren worked as an "Armorer", possibly at the Springfield Armory.

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Polly Butler's Timeline

1801
1801
1824
January 8, 1824
Age 23
Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
1833
1833
Age 32
Becket, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
1839
February 13, 1839
Age 38
Connecticut, United States
1842
1842
Age 41
Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
1876
October 20, 1876
Age 75
Wales, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States