Biography of John F. Butler
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Butler, John F., Potsdam, was born in Stockholm, St. Lawrence county, October 28, 1861, a son of David, a native of Ireland, who came to this country about 1850, and died in 1883. He had six children, of whom our subject was next to the youngest, He was only three years old when his parents moved to Potsdam, He was educated in the common schools, and at eighteen years of age went with Mr. Welch to learn the jeweler's trade. In 1889 he attended Dr. Bucklin's School of Optics, graduating October 29, 1889, and since that time has been at the head of the optical department of the store. At the present time he has full charge of both jewelry and optical business, Mr. Welch, his partner, having given the care of all the business over to him. Mr. Butler married in 1889, Etta A. Bradley, of Potsdam.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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