Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center



Naomi Yeagle Butler



LH - 331

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Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory



Introduction



Naomi Yeagle Butler donated this collection in 2005. A related piece, A Gift of Heritage, (CS71. Y4B8 2001) also donated by Naomi Yeagle Bulter, should be consulted for related material. This work may be found in the Library's Reading Room.



Biographical Sketch



Born January 8, 1926, Naomi Marie Yeagle was the daughter of Paul Miland Yeagle (Lindsey, Ohio) and Bertha Elizabeth Avers (Elmore, Ohio). She was born at 503 Howland Street in Toledo, Ohio. Shortly after Naomi's birth, her mother suffered an attack of the flu. Bertha Elizabeth Avers Yeagle died January 16, 1926 at the age of twenty-five. Naomi and her older sister Pauline grew up in Washington Twp., Sandusky County, Ohio. Naomi attended the Evangelical Church in Lindsey, Ohio. Her paternal grandparents, Chester Willis Yeagle and Catherine Margaret Neeb Yeagle, also resided in Lindsey. Her maternal grandparents, Edward John Avers and Mathilda Clara Hoffman Avers resided in Elmore, Ottawa County, Ohio.



Naomi married Carl Norman Lowry of Elmore, Ohio, on April 5, 1946. Carl had served in World War II, returning in February 1946. The couple were married by Reverend Michael Yeagle in Lindsey, Ohio. Reverend Yeagle was a retired Methodist minister and great uncle of Naomi. Naomi and Carl were the parents of two sons: Miland James, born May 11, 1947, and Robert Norman, born January 27, 1951. Naomi was a teacher and a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ in Elmore, Ohio. She was active in community affairs.



After a friendly dissolution of her marriage in 1976, Naomi moved to the Rio Grande Valley where she took a teaching position at Memorial Junior High in Harlingen, Texas. While there, she met Arlen Butler of Illinois. Naomi and Arlen married on May 1, 1988. Arlen passed away in Loves Park, Illinois in 1995. Naomi resides in Rockford, Illinois. [2005]



Scope and Content



The collection consists of a binder containing approximately 250 pages of documentation of the ancestors of Naomi Yeagle Butler. They include Naomi Yeagle Butler's parents, Paul Miland Yeagle and Bertha Elizabeth Avers; paternal grandparents, Chester Willis and Catherine Margaret Neeb Yeagle; maternal grandparents, Edward John and Mathilde Clara Hoffman Avers; paternal great-grandparents, Henry and Leah Burkett Yeagle and Christian and Catherine Elizabeth Meyer Neeb; and maternal great-grandparents, Johan Heinrich Harmon and Maria Elisabeth Nieman Evers and Heinrich and Anna Reichert Hoffman. Additional information is provided on direct line ancestors to the year 1519.



The collection includes original photographs, legal documents, letters, printed material, vital records, news clippings, genealogical charts, and a narrative of the family's history written by the creator. Photocopies of maps, images, and church, census, cemetery, and estate records are also part of this collection. While the bulk of the materials document ancestors who lived in Sandusky and Ottawa Counties of Northwest Ohio during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, photographs and photocopies of maps and church, cemetery, and census records also provide data on earlier generations of ancestors who lived in Perry County, Ohio; Reading, Pennsylvania; and Germany.



Much of the original family data preserved in this collection also appears as photocopies in A Gift of Heritage written by Naomi Yeagle Butler in 2001. Those interested in the families researched by Naomi Yeagle Butler may wish to consulted this work as well.



Inventory

Ac. 5632

.25 linear ft.



This collection consists of a single binder titled A Genealogical History Naomi Marie Yeagle. It contains approximately 250 pages, including original materials dating from 1875 to 2005. The binder documents the ancestry of Naomi Yeagle Butler and was compiled from 2001 to 2005.