Our fathers play a very important part in all of our lives. They have an influence that lasts forever even to future generations. From our Colonial grandfather Zachariah Butler to our fathers that raised us we carry them in our hearts and minds.
I know my branch of the Butler family is influenced by the death of William H. Butler in the Civil War. Orphaned at age 9, Nathan Patrick Butler my great grandfather, the oldest of William's four children, had to grow up very fast and be responsible for too much too soon.
To all the Butler fathers out there....take the good you have received from your fathers and pass it down.
Happy Fathers Day.