James G. Buttrick

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James G. Buttrick

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Lowell, MA, United States
Death: April 06, 1905 (70)
Lowell, MA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Buttrick and Lucretia Buttrick
Husband of Clara Lawrence Buttrick
Father of Ernest G. Buttrick and Helen Buttrick
Brother of John H. Buttrick; Ellen E. Buttrick and Martha M. Buttrick

Occupation: Financier
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About James G. Buttrick

James G. Buttrick, son of John Buttrick (6), was born in Lowell, March 7, 1835. He was educated in the public and high schools of his native place. When sixteen years of age he entered the employ of Buttrick & Co. as bookkeeper and continued in that position for four years. He became treasurer of the Lowell Institution of Savings during the Civil War, and was successful in managing this savings bank during the trying times of the war and immediately after. On one occasion he averted an incipient panic. He entered the employ of the government and was stationed for a time at Fortress Monroe. He remained in the internal revenue service at Lowell and became the acting collector of internal revenue for the Seventh District. He resigned in 1871 to accept the treasurership of the Thorndike Manufacturing Company of Lowell and served that corporation with credit and honor for many years. He was a skillful financier and gifted with executive ability of high order. Of the strictest integrity and fidelity, he studied the interests of the concern and managed it with shrewdness and sagacity. A few years before his death, he resigned and lived in comparative retirement. He died at his residence in Lowell, April 6, 1905. His widow and family reside at the attractive home on Wilder street. In religion Mr. Buttrick was a Congregationalist, a devout member and liberal supporter of the Old Appleton Congregational Church, serving on various committees of church and parish. He organized the movement that resulted in the Highland Congregational Church; was on the committee to procure the land for a site and was superintendent of its Sunday school. He was an earnest and influential member of the Merrimac Valley Congregational Club. He was a member of the Lowell Board of Trade, and ranked high in the estimation of the business men of the city. His judgment on the value of real estate was particularly good. He gave the land for the building of the Young Women's. Christian Association in connection with his sister Martha M., in Lowell, in the organization of which he was a leading factor. He married, October 3, 1871, Clara Lawrence Gates, youngest daughter of Noah F. and Sarah (Lawrence) Gates, of Lowell. She was a teacher of music in the public schools. Children: 1. Ernest G., born in Lowell, June 28, 1873. 2. Helen, born in Lowell, February 15, 1876.

Source: Historic homes and places and genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Volume 2, edited by William Richard Cutter, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908, page 452. Downloaded 2011 from books.google.com/

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James G. Buttrick's Timeline

March 7, 1835
Lowell, MA, United States
June 28, 1873
Age 38
Lowell, MA, United States
February 15, 1876
Age 40
Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
April 6, 1905
Age 70
Lowell, MA, United States