William Leroy Button Sr., 19021978 (aged 76 years)

Name
William Leroy /Button/ Sr.
Given names
William Leroy
Surname
Button
Name suffix
Sr.
Birth March 8, 1902
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27th President of the United States
William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909 (aged 6 years)

28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (aged 10 years)

Military service
64th Infantry Division - WWI Veteran
May 9, 1917 (aged 15 years) Age: 15

Agency: U.S. Army
29th President of the United States
Warren G Harding
March 4, 1921 (aged 18 years)

30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (aged 21 years)

Occupation 1925 (aged 22 years)

Employer: Cornell University
31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (aged 26 years)

Occupation
Machinist
1930 (aged 27 years)
Employer: Allen Wales Adding Machine Corporation
Note: The company became part of NCR
32nd President of the United States
Franklin D Roosevelt
March 4, 1933 (aged 30 years)

Residence April 8, 1940 (aged 38 years)
Occupation
Machinist
1942 (aged 39 years)
Employer: Eclipse Machine Company
Note: 'E' Army/Navy award
Residence between November 4, 1940 and 1947 (aged 44 years)
Address: 164 Pearsall Place
33rd President of the United States
Harry S Truman
April 12, 1945 (aged 43 years)

34th President of the United States
Dwight D Eisenhower
January 20, 1953 (aged 50 years)

Residence 1960 (aged 57 years)
Address: 499 Hayts Road Ithaca, NY 14850
35th President of the United States
John F Kennedy
January 20, 1961 (aged 58 years)

36th President of the United States
Lyndon B Johnson
November 22, 1963 (aged 61 years)

Retirement 1967 (aged 64 years)
Employer: NCR
37th President of the United States
Richard Nixon
January 20, 1969 (aged 66 years)

38th President of the United States
Gerald Ford
August 9, 1974 (aged 72 years)

39th President of the United States
Jimmy Carter
January 20, 1977 (aged 74 years)

Death September 23, 1978 (aged 76 years)
Address: Veteran's Hospital Syracuse, NY
Cause of death: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) Extremely rare brain disease found in 1 of 1m people worldwide
Burial
Cemetery: Christian Cemetery
BirthButton Families of America
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Identification numberButton Families of America
Citation details: p.459
SourceButton Families of America
Citation details: #1.8.3.10.3.10.1.3.2, p.459
Occupation

The company became part of NCR

Occupation

'E' Army/Navy award

Note

He left high school temporarily in April 1917 and served in the regular Army in Co. C, 64th Reg. Inf. After eight months in the Army, he attended Bible School at Toccoa, GA 1919-20, and the following year, entered the Lawrenceville High School where he graduated in 1923; then took a summer course at Mansfield, PA Teachers College.

He was a member of the Button Genealogy Committee, was an authority on Button genealogy in general and the descendants of Peter Button (1.8.3.10) in particular.

He joined the Consistatory, Ancient Scottish Rites, 32nd degree at Corning, NY and the Knights of the Mystic Shrine at Binghamton, NY. He also joined the American Legion at Lawrenceville, PA in 1922.

Note

32nd degree Mason

Shared note

member NCR Retiree's Club

Death
Citation details: page 4
Date of entry in original source: September 25, 1978
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Burial
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Citation details: page 11
Date of entry in original source: April 2, 1975
Text:

Mr. and Mrs. William Button Sr. of 499 Hayts Rd. will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, April 3, in Quartzsite, Ariz. where they are spending the winter, but their family is planning an open house for them when they return in May. The former Florence Lamb of Canton, Pa., married William Button of Lawrence, Pa., in Elmira, April 3, 1925. They were attended by the bride's brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Ellery Lamb. They moved to Ithaca shortly after their marriage, and Mr. Button worked at Cornell University for a while and then with Allen Wales. In the 30s he ran a laundry and during World War II he worked in Elmira then was employed at Morse Chain, and later at NCR where Mrs. Button was employed for a number of years. He retired from NCR in 1967. They are both members of the NCR Retiree's Club and he is a 32nd drgree Mason. The Buttons have three children; Ralph of 457 Hayts Rd., Cella Simons of Dryden, and William Jr. of Fairport. They also have 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

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