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Submitted: 6/18/14 • Approved: 8/29/14 • Last Updated: 4/16/18 • R751807-G0-S3
Dec 15, 1852 Madison Co., KY
Apr 10, 1915 Winona, Shannon, MO
Son of James B. & Arzelia (Shearer) Butner
Married: 1. Ellen Mann 2. Sarah Elizabeth (Terry) Franklin
Samuel Sanford Butner was born in Madison County, Kentucky Dec. 15, 1853, and died at Winona, Mo., April 10, 1915, age 62 years, 3 months and 10 days.
His first marriage was to Ellen Mann of Cedar County, Mo.. To this union there was born 3 children, Mrs. W.M. Hammer of Osawatomie, Kas., Mrs. C.L. Adams of Peru, Kas., and Mr. Stone Butner of Joseph, Oregon. His second marriage was to Mrs. S.E. Franklin of Cedar Co., Mo., in 1890. To this union was born 5 children, four of which are still living.
He leaves a wife and 9 children, 2 of which are step-children, an aged mother and 3 brothers, as well as a host of friends to mourn his loss.
While the deceased never made an open confession of Christianity, yet his daily life would lead all who know him to believe he was leading a Christian life.
In the community in which he lived he has always been held in the highest esteem as a man of sterling honesty and a disposition to live up to the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would that others do unto you."
To his family he was always devoted, exhibiting the greatest parental love for his children and unquestionable devotion to his wife.
Our community joins with the family in mourning for one whom we have learned to love during the two and one half years he has been among us. ~ J.W. Copeland [The Shannon County Democrat, April 16, 1915]
Contributed on 6/18/14 by mjrwag
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