Historical records matching Laverne Ernest Butler
About Laverne Ernest Butler
From email: Alice Butler, John E. Butler, Sr.'s wife. "Let's start with Verne Butler who is John Carl's father. Verne was known as the Hermit of Rocky Island. I have his obituary...He was born in Lake Linden Michigan in 1877. He came to Washburn WI in 1886 with his stepfather and his mother. The information is quite interesting concerning all the jobs he had through out his life. There is an interesting mystery in the info...It says in1898 he couldn't go to the Spanish-American War because his wife and mother protested acceptance of a man with wife and child. But John Carl was not born until Dec.5th 1906!!! Vernie's wife was Lydia Walke who was born in Chicago."