Updated and added pages for the children of Ralph Bulkley Savage. Added page for George Slocum Folger Savage (brother of Ralph Bulkley Savage). Added Letters between Absalom Savage and his wife Sally. Added a family page for Nathaniel Savage Jr. as well as a Letter from Nathaniel Savage Jr. concerning his father's imprisonment and escape from a British prison ship.
Began adding code changes to make the site more accessable to smart phones and other handheld devices. Most letters pages are now more readable on such devices. I will continue adding pages and refining the formatting.
Added obituary for Sewall T. Butler.
Made some minor updates regarding Olive Williams to the E. H. Williams, Jr pages.
Added optimized pages that smart phones (such as iPods and Androids) will see as the home page and search page. Also fixed a bug on the search page that was preventing the navigation buttons from showing.
Added a note to the Ralph S. Butler page after finding out the names of Winnifred's mother and father.
Made a fix to the John House page to correct the birth date of Gladys House Williams.
Added a page to show some tree work we had done.
Updated the renovation page that shows the bathroom. Updated the homestead pages to re-arrange some photos that seemed mis-placed or else better placed on a different page. Most affected was the barn reconstruction page.
Added pages for the children of Ralph S. Butler. Updated the Spotlight section to highlight Susan's work on the Cromwell CT High School Alumni website. Added full letter from Pierre Leroy concerning his father, the sculptor, Emile-André Leroy, along with photos of his father and grandfather.
Updated the August 1916 and September 1916 letters pages with information about Ernest Binks and his wife Flora (also known as Tot). Also added a picture of Absalom and Sally Savage's grave markers to the Absalom Savage page.
Web hosting moved from Periwinkle Communications to Host Papa. I liked them because they are a web-hosting company that uses Green energy sources (such as solar and wind energy) to power their servers as well as their offices. Additionally since they are a Canadian company and I paid with a credit card, I was able to take advantage of the currancy rate. The Art of Jacqueline Butler was broken at first, but I now have all the files uploaded, including an additional painting she did of David Butler.
Updated list of Dad's ships in the Merchant Marines (Added the ship "Felix Grundy" based on a document we found on Ancestry.com.).
Removed page for Leffert Carroll at request of family.
Added a note to the report from Fred Levisieur to S. B, Butler with a correction sent by Pierre Leroy.
Added page for Jesse Williams. Updated photos on Alan and Polly Carroll page, including a wedding photo. Broke out pages for William, Morris and Leffert Carroll. Also broke out Savage family pages for Charles Cassee John, Frank, Watson, and Elizabeth
Broke out pages for Jacob Breish, Thomas Breish, Peter Bemis and Amory Leland families. They had formerly been added to the bottom of other pages. Also moved all family tree images to a separate folder to make my life easier when working on site.
Added a photo of a gravestone that pertains to S. B. Butler's letter of June 1917. Sent by Joanne Wilson.
Added a report by Nathan Butler on our Lutz ancestors in Schoenaich, Germany. Further information from Nathan and Susan Czaja led me to expand the Lutz pages and give John George and Caspar Lutz their own pages. This information use to be crowded onto the William Lutz page. Also added a "ghost" photo for Caspar Lutz to the family tree page.
Added a couple details to the Sewall and Jacqueline Butler biography page.
Reformatted the home page to get all icons on one screen.
Added photos of Marge and Mason Huse family. See each child page for all the new pictures. Made minor tweaks to the Family tree page. Added generic images for people we don't have pictures of, but do have information. Added pages for John House III and John House IV Added the text of Deacon Richard Butler's Will. Based on a trip to Orient NY by Nathan Butler, we discovered that our pictures of Rev. Daniel Beers and Henry Newell Beers were reversed. A picture of Daniel hangs in the Congregational Church of Orient.
Added a photo to the Warner family page and updated the Geo. S. Butler descendants.and Birthdays pages with information from Linda Brown Eudy. Added link to Benjamin Butler story on the Biography page and a link on the Benjamin Butler page to a story of a Butler family in the Bahamas discovered by Scott and Christy Bess.
Added photos of the new barn that is nearly complete to the Homestead section. Also added a Gallery page of the memorial to the veteran's of WWI on the Cromwell town green.
Updated the Geo. S. Butler descendants.and Birthdays pages with information from Barbara Butler Emptage. Uploaded an unzipped version of the Williams GedCom. Added two new sound bytes to the Voices page: one for Gladys Williams and the other for Edward Williams III.
Updated the Spotlight section to highlight the recent book "Fort Devens" by William Craig which includes S.B.Butlers biography and photo.
Updated the Spotlight section to highlight the recent book "Planting your Family Tree Online" which includes a mention of the our site. Added a News section to the "About" page as a place to keep the achievements of the site.
Added dates to Descendants of Edward H. Williams Jr page, supplied by Lee Magruder. Added links to a set of letters from Tol Butler and family while they were in Moscow, Russia. Updated Spotlight to highlight the recent book "More than Petticoats" which includes a biography of Eva Lutz Butler, our grandmother.
Made updates to some of the early Butler ancestor pages based on information sent by visitor Marcia Butler Daniels; descendant of John Butler (1648 - 1731) through his son Benjamin Butler (1673 - 1750). Added a testimonial section on Edward H. Williams IV page.
Added some background information on the Czaja family, and changed the photos on the page. Began adding anecdotes from S. B. Butler's 301st Supply Train book to several pages in the AEF section. Added pictures to Gallery page 6: One with the web master and his grandfather at Yale; the other of Sylvester and Eva with great-granddaughter Brett Rabideau. Further enhancement to the Search feature: The results page now contains a Search box after the list of pages. Added 4-generation pictures to Gallery page 8 of the John House's. Added a new Family tree page for Lewis and Amy Tennant Strickland, parents of Sarah Strickland Savage.
A letter and certificate from John Loughnane, grandson of a soldier in the 301st supply train inspired me to update the Company D page of the AEF section. Made some formatting changes to the Search results page to make it simpler and clearer. It now returns a message if no pages are found that match a search.
Finished up the sweep looking for the word "Gramp." Added the newest family members names (Johnathan James Burtchell and Aiden Butler) to the birthday list.. Changed the spotlight to a review of the site by Family Tree Magazine. Minor redesign of the Family Tree page to better align descendants. Replaced a link to the Indian and Colonial Research Center on the Eva Lutz biography page.
Updated Copyright notice. Added an Index page for the GEDcoms. Started doing a sweep through the site to find references to "Gramp" and have them make more sense; Either by changing them to Sylvester or attributing the note to one of his grandchildren. In doing so, I also spotted places where I could add links between some of his letters and pictures we have added to the Gallery.
Added page for voices of the past. A set of recordings made by Eva Butler and others. Changed Spotlight to the voices page. Added a clip of Sylvester playing piano to voices page. Also added links to relevant pages pointing to the voices pages. Added a new Gallery page 20 with pictures of the Butler and Brown children in 1958. Added a Butler family picture to Gallery page 9.
Added page for Dan and Jen Czaja, and added Jen's name to the birthday and descendants lists.
Made updates (fixed typos, added links) to several pages. Added images of Gramp's "40 hommes et 8 chevaux" membership card to gallery page 5. Moved picture of Chateau de la Lande to the page of letters from the Marquise de la Roche. Made updates to the Family tree icon and the AEF scrapbook icon on the main page. Changed Spotlight to the John Savage and Elizabeth Dubbin page.
Added pages for ancestors of Sally Wilcox, wife of Absolam Savage, going back to John Savage and Elizabeth Dubbin. She is, in fact, related to three of John Savage and Elizabeth Dubbin's children. Added a diagram to both the John Savage and Absalom Savage pages showing the connection graphically.
Added pages for ancestors of Absolam Savage, going back to John Savage and Elizabeth Dubbin, John Savage was a founder of Middletown Upper Houses (now Cromwell, CT).
Made updates (fixed typos, added links and a few explanations) to the 1940's letters of Sewall and Jackie Butler page.
Added a "Quick Search" to the index page. Fixed some typos spotted on the sbel0619.htm page.
Made updates to the Vernon Bond Carroll page, adding updates provided by David Carroll and Leffert Carroll IV.
Updated Burt and Lucinthia Butler Carroll page with Carroll family information supplied by Leffert Carroll IV. Changed the Spotlight section of the home page to point to SBButler letters of the destruction in Northern France. Added some Library of Congress information to the Eva L. Butler and Professor Williams pages. Removed broken link to the Indian and Colonial Research Center. Added a page for Andy and Joanna Czaja. Added wedding photos to each of the Sewall and Jackie Butler children pages. Added photos to Gallery 13 and Gallery 14. Added a page for Scott and Christy Bess.
Made further updates to the Benjamin Butler page, adding more documents pertaining to the French Spoliation Claims. Added a page with letters from Lucinthia Butler to her son Ernest. and added that page to the Family letters page. Also removed broken link on the Home page. Added photos of St. James church in Egerton, England to the Parson John House biography. Added a Spotlight section on the home page and made the French Spoliation claims the first spotlight.
Made updates to the Jerusha Sage Gear letters page..
Added pages for the children and grandchildren of Marjorie Carroll Huse.
Added a section of pages for Lucinthia Butler Carroll and her children and grandchildren, Added some photos to a "Carroll Family" page. Added a couple mock-ups of a re-built barn at the Butler family homestead.
A trip to the Homestead inspired numerous updates. Added pages for Daniel Beers and Henry Newell Beers. Added gallery pages for Edward H. Williams 1 to IV and Cornelia Bailey Pratt Williams. Added a page to the Homestead section for the Key being handed down. as well as a picture of the house after the 1938 hurricane in CT. Updated the Ralph B. Savage biography. Some tweaks to Descendants of George S. Butler page. Added to the Multi-generations gallery page. Updated the Biography page. Added biography for Edward H. Williams III. Added Obituary for Charles Cassee Savage, youngest son of Absalom. Susan wrote short biographies for the children of John Henry House and children of E.H.Williams Jr. Also updated the Bemis children information and added George Henry Butler's obituary. Added new photos to Eva Lutz gallery page, the George and Carrie Butler page and the Edward and Gladys Williams page. Updated the "Scenes from St. Amand" page to include Now and Then photos. Added a photo of Chateau Neuf to the Leviseur letter.
Added a biography to the Ralph B. Savage pages and a link to it on the Biography page. Added a photo of the house in 1902 and the barn in 1910 to the Homestead pages. Added revisions provided by Barbara Butler Emptage to the Birthday page and Descendants of George and Carrie page. Added a new gallery page with a picture of the Nathanial White school class of 1902.
Implemented a new look for the site's homepage. Added some technical bits to make the Navigation buttons and copyright easier to update. Added updates to AEF site to include names of some of SBButler's Plattsburgh buddies and links to related letters. Added picture of Eva Lutz. Added some information to G.S. Butler biography from notes of a conversation with Sewall T. Butler. Added thumbnails to the Gallery page.
Added a section for Family letters. Added a memorium to Uncle Ned and a biographical sketch. Added a French translation to the page of the unknown friend of S.B.Butler in St Amand. Added a link to a Cromwell CT site (no longer active).
Added and updated to the S.B.Butler AEF Scrapbook . Added pictures from Plattsburg training camp, and a Camp Devens brochure and photos from 301st Supply Train reunion banquets. Also added "Alt-tags" to the Family tree photos. On most browsers, the name of the person in a picture will show up if you hold the mouse pointer over the image.
Added a section for a Homestead tour, including an essay that Gramp wrote in 1906, just after its 100 anniversary as well as some pictures. Added the letter Gramp wrote the day after Dad was born. Added a list of wedding gifts that Sue had typed up to George and Carrie Butler's page. Added a page for Brett's family. Added list of Dad's ships in the Merchant Marines. Added the names of the towns that members of the Supply train came from (see individual company pages). Added some new information to the SBButler biography page as well as adding links to other pages on the site that are pertinent to his biography.
Added and updated the Related Links sections on the Edward H. Williams Jr. and S.B.Butler Letters pages. Fixed a reference to Duruy's History of France in one of Gramp's letters (was Durcy). Added a section called the S.B.Butler AEF Scrapbook first, at the bottom of the Letters page then expanded to its own home page including the company rosters and links to related letters and gallery pages. Added a page called About the Butler Family website.
Updated link to Virtual Boardwalk tour on SBButler letters pages, and added a link from Mom and Dad's biography to a new page with letters from Mom and Dad to Gramp during the 1940's. Registered the site under the domain name "CromwellButlers.com." Added Dad's picture to the home page, Removed page counters. Added some navigational links to the Supply Train location pages. Added picture of Gramp to SBButler Letters page.
Added a series of pages taking Elnathan Butler's side of the family back to John Butler.
Made corrections to Birthdays page. Added counters to several pages. Added links to the home page from the SBButler letters pages. Put Biographies on a separate page. Added link to Savage surname website. Added pages for Absalom Savage and his father Nathaniel. Added a series of Butler pages for ancestors of Geo. H. Butler, taking the family tree back to Deacon Richard Butler.
Added Gram and Gramps letters for June of 1919. Made corrections and additions to the Birthday page and the Descendants of George S. Butler page. Added Eric and Jodie's baby (Laine) as well as wedding info and other additons from Linda Catherine Brown. Added link to her web site on the home page. Also added letters from the Marquise de La Roche and Fred Leviseur to Gramp. While I was at it I updated the copyright dates.
Added navigation bar to top of main pages. Also added information to the John Henry page about the American Farm School. and added his and Susan House's birthdays to birthday page. Updated the Gallery section. Rearranged the pages and added 2 pages for Edward H. Williams III. Added several links to pages of Butler family stories on the Sewall T. Butler Family biography page.
Added a counter to the main page. Added Gram and Gramps letters for May of 1919.
Added Gram and Gramps letters for March of 1919. Includes some simple drawings of Gram's.
Added Gram and Gramps letters for November and December of 1918. Added jumps back and forth between the corresponding months of letters to his mother. Added a picture of Chateau de la Lande. Updated the September / October letters to correct the spelling of de La Rochefoucauld's name.
Added a place for downloading the Ancestors of George S. Butler and Carrie Savage Butler in tree form. Also made several corrections to the GSButler descendants page based on information from Michael Vaughn concerning his family. Added photo and new information to the William Lutz page. Updated the copyright information to include 1999.
Added Augustine Bemis page (Great-grandma Jennie's parents) and thumbnails to Family tree.
Added Gram and Gramps letters for August, September and October of 1918. Added jumps back and forth between the corresponding months of letters to his mother. A picture of Gramp as a baby is included in the September letters, and a picture of the de La Rochefoucauld's is in October.
Added pages for the children of Sewall and Jackie Butler to the family tree section.
Added Gram and Gramps letters for July of 1918. Added jumps back and forth between the corresponding months of letters to his mother.
Added a page containing Malcom Macmillan's analysis of the Phineas Gage Story; which is part of the family lore concerning Dr. Edward H. Williams. Also added a picture of Dr. Williams as an older man.
Added some relavant links to the E.H.Williams Jr. page, after finding references to him under the Tau Beta Pi Engineering society pages.
Added a link from Gramp's biography to the S.B.Butler School webpage
Added an updated picture of the kids on the S. T. Butler page
Added photos to the Ralph Savage page for John, Frank and Watson and their families.
Added photo of Chauncey Warner. Added new photos of Kate Butler Warner and sons.
Added photo of Edward and Elizabeth (Savage) Coe and their children Anna and Raymond.
Updated the Geo. Henry Butler page to include a new genealogy chart provided by Susan. I listed it as the descendants of Sylvester and Ann (Butler) Butler.
Updated page for Kate Butler Warner. Added a photo album section.
Added a page for Ernest Preston Butler.
Updated several pages to use Jpeg images instead of GIF. To make the pages load faster. (fam_tree.htm, ehw3.htm, ehw1.htm, ehwjr.htm, nwilliam.htm)
Added Isaiah J. Butler to GSButler descendants page.
Added this revision page. Therefore the following notes are somewhat sketchy.
Updated the William Lutz page to add descendant charts and new photos of Laura's sisters.
Added Tol and Linda's new baby, Isaiah James Butler to birthday list.
Added information on the Warner family. Added a page for Kate Butler Warner and updated the Geo. Henry Butler page.
Added picture of the Battersby children to "SBButler Letters to Eva, June 1917"
Added picture of Sylvester and Tot in Canoe to "SBButler Letters, September 1916"
Added maps of places Gramp was stationed in France during World War I.
Updated and added to the Gallery Walk
Added the "visual" Family tree and all its related pages
Added a new Home page to change the focus to Butler family history
Site first uploaded to Toto.com. Initially to house the SBButler letters from 1916 to 1919.
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