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The Blue Book of Iowa Women A History of Contemporary Women

Compiled by Winona Evans Reeves, 1914.


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Mrs. Edward Le Moyn Butler.

Florence McNaughten Butler of Oskaloosa was born in Superior, Nebr., Jany. 27, 1884.  She is the daughter of Moses Gilbert McNaughten and Carrie Elizabeth Flint.  Her father is of Scotch descent, the family coming originally from the Mac Naehtan Stronghold on the shores of Loch Awe in Augyllshire, Scotland.  He was born in Caladonia, N. Y., at the time when it was exclusively a Scotch settlement.  Mrs. McNaughten is the daughter of Dr. Amos Flint who was a surgeon in the regular army.  They trace their ancestry to the original holders of the Flint castle in Wales.  Mrs. Butler studied oratory and physical culture in Omaha, later completed a course in the Cunnock school of oratory at Evanston.  She is a member of Zeta Phi Eta, a national oratorical sorority.  She has appeared as a professional reader for several years, having done a good deal of Chautauqua work.  She also has charge of the children's story hour in the public library.  She was married on June 27, 1906, in Villisca to Edward Le Moyne Butler, who is connected with the Oskaloosa Savings Bank.  His parents, Frederick and Delilah Kendig Butler, were Iowa pioneers, coming from Ohio in 1852.  One son has been born to them, Frederick McNaughten Butler.  Mrs. Butler is an active member of the Presbyterian church, is a member of the P. E. O. sisterhood and of the Woman's Club.  Her mother, Mrs. McNaughten, has been a prominent P. E. O. for years, having served as president of the Nebraska Grand Chapter.



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