Biography of S. F. Butler
Potter County, PA Biographies

S. F. BUTLER, merchant, Ladona, Penn., was born in Seneca county, N. Y., June 10, 1853. His father, Joseph Butler, was born in Schuylerville, N. Y., and is now deceased; his widow, Jane, a native of Saratoga Springs, N. Y., resides with the subject of this sketch. In 1858 his parents moved to Potter county, Penn., and located in Sweden township, where he lived with them until fifteen years of age, when he left home and began to work for himself, in Wellsville, N. Y., at the carpenter's trade, which he followed two and a half years, and then went on the Buffalo, New York & Philadelphia Railroad as brakeman, which he continued until 1873, when he returned to Sweden township, worked at the carpenter's trade two years, and then moved to Lymausville, where he followed his trade until 1880, when he was employed by a sewing machine company to travel, and continued with them until 1884. In 1884 he bought a saw mill at Lymansville, and commenced the manufacture of lumber. June 6, 1887, he bought out the stock of merchandise of F. L. Williams, of Lymansville, and is now conducting a successful business in his line. Mr. Butler was married, July 1, 1875, to Miss Sarah Angood, of Harrison Valley, Potter Co., Penn., and they have two children, Maud E. and Daniel W. Our subject is a member of Coudersport Lodge, No. 815, I. O. O. F.

History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890

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