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Butler Family, 1935-1965

Identifier: B111.01.0001.0019


Nathan Butler (1849-1935) and his wife Rosa Greenblatt Butler (1859-1936) immigrated with their children Louis and Fanny to the United States from Russia in 1893. They initially settled in Lewiston, Montana, but moved to the mining town of Kendall, Montana, in 1899. During this period, the Butlers had three more children, Dora, Julia, and Lena ("Lee"). Butler opened a successful dry goods store in Kendall in 1901. When the Kendall mines were closed in 1909, the family left to start a homestead near Lewiston, and faced many hardships there. Rosa suffered a paralytic stroke in the mid-1920s, from which she never recovered (she died in 1936). Nathan died of a heart attack in 1935.


  • 1935-1965



From the File: 1 Items : legal document box

Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings, pioneer records, family history written by Lena "Lee" Butler (1957).

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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