Jonathan Ware Butterfield (1838 – )

“BUTTERFIELD, JONATHAN WARE, born Andover, N.H., Feb. 24, 1838, son of Samuel Butterfield, an attorney of Andover, N.H., by wife Mary B. (Ware) Butterfield; educated public schools Andover, Colby Academy, New London, N.H., and Dartmouth a short time; admitted bar Mass., N.H., Tenn., and Kan.; practiced at Memphis, Tenn., one year; Capt. 12 N.H. Vols., during Civil ware; practiced law in N.H. and Mass. after the war; went to Kan. 1873; was active in his practice until 1891, at Florence, Kan; also did an extensive real estate business; member Kansas legislature, 1883-84-85-85-86, representing Marion Co.; member Kan. Hist. Soc.; Masonic, Grand Army and United Workmen lodges, correspondent N.Y. Tribune fifteen years from Kan.; assisted in compiling Parson on Contracts, while at Cambridge; saved the house and barns of Hon. Anson Burlingame from destruction by fire set by a political enemy; married Miss Helen M. Turner, of Kansas, in 1866; business address 613 Topeka Ave., Topeka, Kan.”

Source:  History of the Harvard Law School, Vol. 3, by Charles Warren, Lewis Publishing Co., New York, 1908, page 79


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