Biography of Charles Buttrick Jr.
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Charles Buttrick, jr., is the proprietor of the "Kent County Pomona Nurseries," located one mile east of the village of Cascade. He is the son of Charles and Perlina Buttrick, and was born in Java, Wyoming Co., N. Y., Sept. 24, 1839. His parents were natives of New York. The Buttrick family settled in this tp. in October, 1843. In 1859 Mr. B., of this sketch, went to California, and five years later to Idaho, and the next season returned to Michigan. He enlisted in March, 1865, in the 16th Mich. Inf., and at the close of the war went to Idaho, and 18 months after came back to Michigan. In 1872 he bought 40 acres on see. 14, to which, by subsequent purchases, he added 40 acres more. He was married Feb. 1, 1872, to Mrs. Rosetta, widow of James W. Washburn, who died in November, 1863, leaving one child-Homer B., born Sept. 3, 1858. Mrs. Buttrick's father was a native of Massachusetts; her mother, of Canada. She was born Nov. 23, 183:7. Mr. Buttrick is a Republican, and a member of the Masonic fraternity.

The management of the "Pomona Nurseries" is conducted on the basis of fair dealing. The proprietors operate on the principle that he who plants a tree is a public benefactor, and to secure a permanent benefit, the tree should be planted with discretion. An invariable rule is to deliver only such stock as is adapted to the climate. The stock includes all varieties of fruit trees, with grapes, strawberries, raspberries, currants, quinces, etc.; also an assortment of evergreens and flowering and ornamental shrubs for lawn planting.

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