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Phyllis Beata BUTLER (née MILLER) (1883-1972)

Biographical Details

Phyllis Beata Butler, née Miller (1873-1972), was the wife of Thomas Butler, who was the nephew of Eugénie Sladden and the cousin of Jack, May, Kathleen, Ethel, Arthur, George, Cyril and Juliet Sladden.

Phyllis Miller was born in Ealing on 3rd June 1884, the younger of two children of Arthur Goodall Miller, a colonial broker, and his wife, Fanny Williamson Miller (née Harker).  The family lived at 30 Eaton Rise, Ealing.  Phyllis’ mother died when she was 12 years old.  A year after her mother’s death, she gained a step-mother, three step-sisters and a step-brother.  By 1901, they were all living at Red Stone, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne.

In 1906, Phyllis married Thomas Lionel Butler in Kensington; they had no children.  In 1911, they were living at Park Hill House, Ipplepen, Devon, where Tom was market gardening.

During the First World War, when Tom was in the army, Phyllis took rooms at Bexhill to be near her father who had recently married again for a third time.

Tom died at Bournemouth and Phyllis died at Bournemouth on 19th September 1972, aged 88.

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