Butcher Photographs contributed by Coke Helmstetter

Thanks, Coke, for sharing your photo & descriptions!


Wedding picture of William McClellan Butcher and Ann Francis Howell.
Bill was born 7 May 1862 in Cainsville, Missouri.  He married Ann on 15 Oct 1885 in Walnut, Iowa.  They moved to Onawa in 1889 where Bill farmed.  He passed away on 13 Sep 1949 at the age of 87 and is buried in the Onawa Cemetery.  Obituary Link for William
Ann was born on 13 Nov 1865 in Codsall Wood, England and immigrated to Iowa with her parents in 1867.  She worked as a practical nurse.  She passed away on 15 Jun 1950 at the age of 84 and is buried in Onawa Cemetery. Obituary Link for Ann

They were the parents of five children:  Bessie Florence, Harry A., Myrtle E., William R. and Mabel M. Butcher.




Bessie Florence Butcher, the oldest of five children born to William McClellan and Ann Frances Howell Butcher was born on 5 June 1887 in Wilcox, Nebraska.  She moved with her family to Onawa in 1889.  On 6 April 1910, she married Arthur William Kinsley in Onawa.  She worked as a clerk in several ladies shops.  She died on 28 November 1980 at the age of 93 and is buried in the Onawa Cemetery. Obituary Link for Bessie