Individual Record 237

Name}   Butler, Myles Milton Family History} Hancock                
  Title} Sr. Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa 31 Mar 1917 Place} Napa, Napa, California
Marr.: Date} Exa 10 Sep  1948 Place} Reno, Washoe, Nevada     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 10 Nov 1984 Place} Queen of the Valley Hospital, Napa, Napa, California
Burial: Date} Exa 13 Nov 1984 Place} Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, Napa, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   85 = Family history
Source 2} 308 = 1920 USA cen
Source 3} 866 = 1930 USA cen
Source 4} 734 = Photograph
Source 5} 735 = Photograph
Source 6} 1087=Military rec
Source 7} 388 = Marriage rec
Source 8} 231 = Obituary
Source 9} 246 = Obituary
Source 10}700 = Obituary
Source 11}1408=Obituary
Source 12}  30 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Guy Edmond Butler & Bessie Edna Samuels
   Relationship No.}   45
1st Household No.} 232 = 216 B Street, Napa, California
      Occupation 1} Manager/administrator
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Lutheran
Spouses:    First} Borchers, Martha Marie
 Total Number of} 1
Myles Milton Butler Notes:  The photograph at the right shows Myles in 1935 when he graduated from Napa High School at age 18.  As captain of the Napa High football team, he earned a scholarship to Marin College.  After graduation, he worked for the Berglund Tractor Company.

Myles joined the U.S. Navy in 1940 and was a Petty Officer Third Class (see the photograph below).  He served on the U.S.S. Enterprise aircraft carrier from October 1941 to December 1944 as a medical corpsman — both before and during World War II.  The Enterprise engaged in 18 major actions in the Pacific.  Myles told of the very disturbing times when, during the heat of battle, he had to take the dog tags off of dead men and push their bodies overboard.  Over 300 men from the Enterprise were killed in action or line-of-duty by the time of Myles departure at the end of 1944.

Myles later resumed work with Berglund and was equipment manager when he retired in 1981.

Myles was a communicant member of the Faith Lutheran Church of Napa.  He enjoyed the outdoors and was age 67 and seven months when he passed away.  He is buried with Martha at Tulocay Tier B, Lot 22, Grave 1.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}     Myles Milton Butler
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Myles circa 1940
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} Some college work
Military: Service} U.S. Navy
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Heart attack
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 27 Oct  2012
Date Created}  26 Nov 1994
Copyright © 2008, 2012 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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