Biography of Charles F. Butterworth
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Butterworth, Charles F., was born in London, England, in 1836, where he learned the furrier's trade, and came to this country in 1857 with his father. Fred Butterworth, also a furrier. His father died in 1862, and his mother, Elizabeth (Pige) Butterworth, died in 1894. Charles F. was engaged in the manufacture of furs in New York, and came to Troy in 1869 and was foreman for Mr. Boughton for several years, when he entered in partnership with H. Broughton, under the firm name of Broughton & Co. Three years later he started a business of his own at 259 River street, where he carried on the fur business. In 1863 he was a member of the 13th Regiment of Brooklyn National Guards and is now an honorary member of the Tibbits Cadets. He belongs to King Solomon's Lodge, F. & A. M., to all the Masonic bodies of Troy, of the Albany Sovereign Consistory, and has been a member of the I. O. O. F. since 1859. In 1860 he married Catherine Rice of Brooklyn, and their children are Elizabeth J., Charles H., George P., Frederick G., Louise and Albert.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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