Lily Sydney Button

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Lily Sydney Button (Strachan)

Birthplace: Flitwick Grange, za, Swartberg, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Scott Strachan and Kate Strachan
Wife of Clifford Button
Mother of Denis Evelyn Button; Hazel Ruth Roberts and Olive Thurston Button
Sister of Donald James Strachan; Josephine Mary Strachan; Mabel Ruth Hall (Strachan) and Jane Lucy Hammond

Managed by: Stephen Matthew Clark
Last Updated:

About Lily Sydney Button

"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 2 July 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > St John, Matatiele, St Stephen > Baptisms 1892-1901 > image 78 of 121; William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.


Sydney was born at Flitwick Grange in the Swartberg area. In 1919 she became engaged to Clifford Button. Clifford was born at Clydesdale and received his education at Hilton and then Michaelhouse, which was then still in Pietermaritzburg. After school he studied law, doing his articles through Bigby in Pietermaritzburg. Clifford continued to practice as a lawyer in Harding but any money that he earned he invested in cattle. In 1910 Clifford began farming on Ebuta with 40 head of cattle.

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Lily Sydney Button's Timeline

March 10, 1900
Flitwick Grange, za, Swartberg, South Africa
March 2, 1921
August 23, 1922
December 27, 1931