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Mildred Mary BUTLER (née DUTTON) (1869-1950)

Biographical Details

Mildred Mary Butler, née Dutton (1868-1950), was the sister-in-law of Fanny Butler (née Mourilyan), who was the sister of Eugénie Sladden.

Mildred was born on 26th August 1869 at Surbiton, Surrey, the seventh of eight children of Charles Morgan Dutton and his first wife, Mary Emma.  She was baptized at All Saints, Kingston upon Thames, on 10th November 1869.

Mildred married Walter Butler on 27th July 1892 at St Mark, Surbiton.  Walter, like his older brother, Charles, was a tobacco manufacturer for the family firm of Lambeth & Butler; Walter later became Director of the Imperial Tobacco Company.

Mildred and Walter had two children but one died; their surviving child was Constance Mildred (1893-1973).  The family lived at Tolworth Lodge, Surbiton.  At the time of the 1901 census, Walter’s niece, Lilian Butler, was staying with them (Lilian was only 8½ years younger than Mildred); Mildred’s sister, Mabel, was also staying with them.

Walter died on 15th March 1913; by then they were living at Heywood, Cobham, Surrey.

In a letter of 22nd March 1916, Fanny Butler refers to her sister-in-law, Mildred, in connection with her sister who had been taken prisoner by the Bulgarians.

In 1939, still at Heywood, Mildred had Walter’s niece, Lilian Harper (née Butler), also widowed by now, staying with her.

Mildred died on 11th November 1950 at Heywood, Cobham, Surrey.

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