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Butterworth, Henry, was born in London, England, and he was early apprenticed to the fur trade in that country, his family as far back as his grandfather having been engaged in that enterprise. He came to this country in the early sixties and followed his trade in New York city till 1867, when he came to Watertown, N. Y. After working as journeyman one year he entered the employ of A. Tubbs, with whom he continued till 1880, when he formed a partnership with C. H. Tubbs, under the firm name of C. H. Tubbs & Co., for the sale of hats, caps and furs. This partnership was dissolved in 1886, when he opened his present place of business and continued business under his ewn name till 1892 when he took his two sons, Henry N. and Frank, in partnership, the style of the firm being H. Butterworth & Sons. In 1894 a store similar to the Watertown establishment was opened in Columbus, Ohio. and Mr. Butterworth removed to that city. He married Charlotte M. Fuicher, a native of London, England, and they have six children, viz.: Henry N., born in Watertown, N. Y., January 28, 1868, his present wife is Mae L., daughter of Charles P. and Mary N. Young of Utica, N. Y. He has always been engaged in business with his father. Charles F., married and resides in Chicago, Ill.; Frank, born in Watertown. N. Y., October 7, 1872, and married Pearl, daughter of Mrs. P. M. Wood, of Columbus, Ohio. They have one child, Margory W. He is the junior member of the firm of H. Butterworth & Sons. The three youngest children, viz.: William H., Gertrude E. and Robert B. reside at their father's home in Columbus, Ohio.

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