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Charles Butler, SV/PROG

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Barnstaple, Devonshire, England
Death: Died in Uitenhage, Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Cradoc, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Philip John Butler and Mary Butler
Husband of Emma Butler (Collett)
Father of Harold Challacombe Butler; Alfred Douglas Butler; Marion Grace Irons; Joseph Charles Butler and Dorothy Mabel Butler
Brother of John Butler; Joseph Butler; James Butler, Snr; Mary Butler; Eliza Butler and 4 others

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About Charles Butler, SV/PROG

Charles was mayor of Cradock in 1941 and 1944


Born in England 11 January 1864, died in Uitenhage 7 January 1949, buried in Cradock.

Married Emma Collett. They had 5 children: Harold, Alfred Douglas, Grace, Joseph and Dorothy.

Charles Butler was a deeply religious, energetic, public spirited man. He came to Cradock, South Africa, in 1887. Moved to Vryburg in 1908 and established the Northern Newspaper Co., and was the editor of "The Northern News". While in Vryburg he served on many public bodies, including being Secretary of the "Bechuanaland Agricultural Society" and the "Vryburg Farmers Association".

Through sheer perseverance he was largely responsible for Sir Arnold Theiler being sent to Vryburg to investigate the cause od Botulisim (Galamsiekte) among cattle. The solution to this terrible problem turned the Norther Cape into a thirving cattle ranching area.

Two of his many wise saying which bore out his outlook on life were, "No is no answer if you have a good case" and as a printer all his life, "Make note if it"

- Rex Butler

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Charles Butler, SV/PROG's Timeline

1864
January 11, 1864
Barnstaple, Devonshire, England
1893
January 16, 1893
Age 29
Cradock, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
1895
October 4, 1895
Age 31
Cradock, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
1899
October 2, 1899
Age 35
Cradock, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
1901
September 19, 1901
Age 37
Cradock, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1949
January 7, 1949
Age 84
Uitenhage, Cape, South Africa
January 7, 1949
Age 84
Cradoc, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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