Following is an obit we found for Pheobe Butcher:
VALLEY FALLS VINDICATOR DECEMBER 10, 1920
OBITUARY - BUTCHER
Pheobe Ellen Griffin Butcher was born at Machais, Maine, July 6, 1849, and died at Topeka, Kansas, December 1, 1920 at the age of 71 years 4 months and 25 days.
In 1855 she, with the family moved to LaSalle County, Ill., and lived there until the spring of 1860 when she, with the family, came to Kansas and settled in Jefferson Co., in the Pacific District. Shortly after the close of the Civil War she became acquanited with Lieut. Wm. H. Samson to whom she was married in 1867. To this union two sons were born. The older son dying in infancy. The younger, E. E. Samson of Valley Falls, survives her. The husband and father died in 1872.
In 1874 she was married to Frank Farley of Keota, Iowa, and lived there for several years. To this union two sons were born, Frank, Jr., who died in 1901, leaving his daughter, Hazel, now of Topeka, Ks. The younger son, E. E. Farley, of Oklahoma City, Ok., also survives her.
After Mr. Farley's death in 1899 she made her home with her children until 1911, when she was married to D. N. Butcher, of Knoxville, Iowa. In 1918 they moved to Topeka, Ks., and resided here at the time of her death.
She leaves to mourn her, her husband, D. N. Butcher, two sons, E. E. Samson and E. E. Farley; three brothers, A. A. Griffin, of Boyle, Ks.; G. W. Griffin of Winchester, Ks., and J. E. Griffin, of Topeka, Ks., seven grand-daughters and one great grandson.
CARD OF THANKS
To those who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and burial of our loved one, we wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. We also wish to especially thank you for the beautiful floral offerings.
D. N. Butcher
E. E. Samson
E. E. Farley
A. A. Griffin
G. W. Griffin
J. E. Griffin
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