Florence Eleanor Oldham

ID#  1141, (1881-1959)
2nd great-granddaughter of Samson Striker
1st cousin 2 times removed of Faye Louise Doyle
Descendants of Samson Striker
      Florence Eleanor Oldham was born on 21 July 1881 in Yreka, Siskiyou County, California.1,2,3 She has also been reported to have been born in Little Shasta, Siskiyou County, California.4 She was the daughter of Albert George Oldham and Ella Florence Graves.2,3,1 She married first William Edward Parsons about 1904.5 She married second Albert L Mowre on 20 July 1909 in Vancouver, British Columbia.6 She and Albert L Mowre were divorced about 1915.7 She married third Charles E Shafer about 1915 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington.5 She and Charles E Shafer were divorced about 1926.7 She married fourth Earl Harrison Butterfield on 16 October 1931 in College Place, Walla Walla County, Washington.8 She lived in Springfield, Lane County, Oregon, in February 1944.3 She died on 19 April 1959 in Walla Walla, Washington, at age 77.9

Florence's obituary in the The Walla Walla Union Bulletin on 21 April 1959 read:
"FLORENCE ELEANOR BUTTERFIELD: Walla Walla; 77, died at a local hospital Tuesday morning after a lengthy illness. Mrs Butterfield was born 21 Jul 1881 in Yreka CA, but had lived most of her life in this area. She was married 16 Oct 1931 in College Place to Earl H Butterfield. He survives as do 1 dau: Mrs Geraldine Schlaman - Santa Monica CA; 2 sons: Edwin Parsons - Bend OR & Gordon Schafer - Portland OR; 1 brother: George Oldham-Ashland OR; 12 grandchildren & 11 gr-grandchildren. Funeral services are being arranged for Friday afternoon at DeWitt Funeral Home Chapel. Elder William Clements of Walla Walla Seventh Day Adventist Church to which Mrs Butterfield belonged, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cem."9

She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, College Place, Walla Walla County, WashingtonG.9

Census Records

YearPlaceHead of Household
1900Butte, Silver Bow County, MontanaLuther A Ross10
Last Edited=7 Aug 2019

Children of Florence Eleanor Oldham and William Edward Parsons

Child of Florence Eleanor Oldham and Albert L Mowre

Child of Florence Eleanor Oldham and Charles E Shafer


  1. [S47] Graves family, Family tree, file: Graves, general, privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta.
  2. [S220] Bill Schlaman, "Broder Sisters?," e-mail message from e-mail address (Days Creek, Oregon) to Faye West, 3 Dec 2002.
  3. [S146] Florence Eleanor Oldham, Delayed Birth Certificate (2 Feb 1944), California Vital Records, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California.
  4. [S221] Letter from Geri Nesmith (California) to Faye West, 19 Jun 1978; privately held by Faye West (Edmonton, Alberta). File: Graves, correspondence.
  5. [S45] Barbara Hill, "Rev Graves Family," e-mail message from e-mail address (Berkeley, California) to Faye West, 9 Mar 2002.
  6. [S748] Albert Mowre & Florence Parsons, Marriage Registration 1909-09-058418 (13 Aug 1909), BC Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria, British Columbia.
  7. [S267] Barbara Hill, database report, 2 Aug 2003, Berkeley, California. FTM report "Descendants of Jacobus Gerritsen STRYCKER."
  8. [S915] Florence Eleanor Butterfield, Walla Walla Union Bulletin, Walla Walla, Washington, 21 Apr 1959.
  9. [S2009] Various Contributors, Florence E Butterfield, Find A Grave Memorial # 49582521, Database and images (www.findagrave.com).
  10. [S1234] Luther Ross household, 1900 U.S. Census, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, Ancestry, http://www.ancestry.ca
  11. [S242] Letter from Bill Schlaman (Days Creek, Oregon) to Faye West, 5 Mar 2001; privately held by Faye West (Edmonton, Alberta). File: Graves, correspondence.