Daniel T. Buttrick

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DANIEL T. BUTTRICK, who is identified with the mercantile interests of Hillsboro County as a lumber dealer, having his residence in the town of Milford, was born November 1831, in Londonderry, Rockingham 15, County, son of Nathan Buttrick. Nathan Buttrick, born in Pelham, N. H., was there brought up a farmer, which calling he followed throughout the rest of his life. From Pelham he removed to Londonderry, going thence to Derry, and eventually to Brookline. In Brookline he spent his declining years, and died at the age of eighty-three. His first wife, Catherine Witherspoon Buttrick, the mother of Daniel T., was born in Vermont. She died while the family were living in Nashua, N. H., leaving one other child, who is Barnett C. Buttrick, of Nashua. The father subsequently married Mrs. Willoughby, of Brookline. N.H.

Daniel T. Buttrick obtained his early education in the district schools of Londonderry. His schooling was continued for four years in Derry, to which place the family removed when he was twelve years old. He afterward remained with his parents until he attained his majority. Then, lured by the flattering prospects of making a speedy fortune in the gold fields of the Far West, he went to San Francisco by the Isthmus, starting from New York City, and accomplishing the journey in thirty days. He stayed there less than two years, being a part of the time employed in gold mining and the remainder in carpentering. Returning then to the old Granite State by the Nicaragua route, which took him through Central America, he settled in Amherst. Here in 1854 he established himself in the lumber business, which he carried on in that vicinity for five years. In 1859 Mr. Buttrick transferred his business interests to Milford, and since that time has been extensively engaged in lumbering in this and adjacent towns. In addition, he has carried on general farming to a limited extent, meeting with signal success in this as in the other undertaking.

Mr. Buttrick was united in marriage, January 26, 1859, with Miss Sarah J., daughter of Elbridge and Sarah (Bonney) Hall, of Nashua. Of the four children born to them a son died in infancy, and a daughter, Helen L., passed away March 13, 1889, at the age of twenty-nine years. The others are: Mabel A., who is the wife of Frank H. Stanyan, of West Medford, Mass., and Kate T., the wife of Herbert F. Keeler, of Milford, N.H. Politically, Mr. Buttrick is a sound Republican. He is a member of Granite Grange, No. 7, of Milford.