BUTTERFIELD, William 1826 - 14 December 1903 at Reedbeds, SA Born Staffordshire, England Occupation of Agircultural Labourer
Mr. WilliamButterfield, who died at his residence, Fulham (Reedbeds), on December 14, was an old colonist. He arrived in South Australia in 1852, having been born in Staffordshire, and married prior to his departure from England. He had a son and daughter alive on his arrival, but the daughter did not live long. Having been accustomed to agricultural pursuits, Mr. Butterfield continued in that branch of industry, and his six living sons have followed their father's footsteps. Soon after his arrival Mr. Butterfield removed to the Reedbeds, where he had resided for 30 years. For 22 years he remained in one house, but eight years ago he had a paralytic seizure, and his family, deeming that I he had worked long enough, built him a house near Henley Beach, where, with Mrs. Butterfield, who survives him, he had resided ever since. Two weeks ago he had a second stroke, and towards the end of last week, the third attacked him, and he succumbed on Monday. Dr. Corbin attended him. Mr. Butterfield left six sons (Messrs. Thomas, John, James, Henry, David, and George Butterfield),and two daughters (Mrs. Fewings, of Findon, and Mrs. Wood, of Cheltenham). All the sons live in the vicinity of Fulham, except Mr. W. Butterfield, who is on the Peninsula, Mr. Butterfield has left forty grandchildren.
The Advertiser Wednesday 16 December 1903 page 7
BUTTERFIELD, Mary Ann 1823 - August 1920 at Reedbeds, SA Mrs. WilliamButterfield, whose death occurred this week, was one of the oldest residents of the Reedbeds, where she lived for 67 years. She was born in Stafford shire in 1826, and married Mr. William Butterfield in 1847, coming to South Australia in 1852. She lived at Kensington for a time, and in 1854 went to the Reedbeds, where Mr. Butterfield had a farm and garden. She seldom suffered from sickness, and even when over 90 could walk as well as much younger people. She retained all her faculties till the last. She was a staunch Methodist, and joined the Fulham Wesleyan Church in its infancy. She attended there regularly, and could, show membership card dating back 55 years. Mr. Butterfield died about 18 years ago. She left four sons (Messrs. John, H. G., David, and George Butterfield) and two daughters (Meadames J. Fewings and O. Wood). There are 42 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren.