Butler Family - Table of Contents

Edward H. Butler Mausoleum
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY

Photo source: Wikipedia (March 2011)

Biography beneath illustrations

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Greek temple style: fluted Corinthian columns


Corinthian capitals

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Williams-Butler House

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Forest Lawn Cemetery on the Web

Bronze doors


Edward Hubert Butler, proprietor of the Buffalo Evening News and Buffalo Sunday News, was born in LeRoy, Genesee County, New York, in 1850 [died 1914]. He attended public schools and also studied under private instructors in acquiring his education. He gained his first newspaper experience on the staff of the LeRoy Gazette. Afterwards, he became connected with the Scranton Times, as City Editor, and still later was city editor, with a financial interest, in the Scranton Free Press.

In 1873, he came to Buffalo and established the Sunday News. That paper was enlarged twice before the establishment of the daily News.

In 1879, Mr. Butler established the Bradford Sunday News, which he continued to own and to publish for four years, when he sold it to be able to give more time to the Buffalo Evening News, which he established in October, 1880.

Mr. Butler was elector-at-large on the Republican ticket in 1896, and again in 1900. In the latter year, he was chairman of the Board of Electors of the State. He was a delegate-at-large in 1908 to the Republican National Convention at Chicago.

Mr. Butler married Miss Mary E. Barber of West Pittston, daughter of Major William D. Barber. Mr. and Mrs. Butler were the parents of four children, of whom two, a son and daughter, survive. Mrs. Butler died in 1893.

See also: New York Times obituary  (March 2011)

Photos and their arrangement 2004 Chuck LaChiusa
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