Missionary Database

    William Butler


    • Departed From Home: 3 November 1853
    • Departed From Field: 19 April 1856
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Elder
    • Called From: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Notes: Went to Canada first and baptized many, and then served a mission in Liverpool, England. LR 1140 2 Image 14 Arrival in Liverpool: 4 November 1853 Departure: 19 April 1856 He left single, but married his first wife, Emma Harvey, while still in Cradley, Herfordshire, England, 23 Jan 1856.


    • Set Apart: 7 April 1881
    • End Date: 4 June 1882
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Quorum: 21st
    • Priesthood: 21st Seventies
    • Called From: Marriotts, Weber, Utah, United States
    • Set apart by: J H Smith


    • Set Apart: 4 April 1885
    • End Date: 1 November 1886
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Quorum: 53rd
    • Priesthood: 53rd Seventies
    • Called From: Marriottsville, Weber, Utah Territory, United States
    • Set apart by: A Carrington

    Stories and Documents

    British Mission manuscript history and historical reports, 1841-1971, LR 1140 2, Church History Library.

    LR 1140 2 Image 14Arrival in Liverpool: 4 November 1853Departure: 19 April 1856

    Journal of William Butler.

    Wm. Butler states in his journal that he was ordained a Seventy in April of 1856 and joined the 21st Quorum. His complete journal is found at Family Search.


    Emigrated to Canada in 1847 British Mission Rec.1853, No.64 Jenson's MSS. Bio. Complete birthplace comes from a setting apart blessing for his mission, given by Ezra T. Benson; confirmed in his death certificate and obituary. All original documents at Family Search. Mormon Pioneer Overland Travels - Alternate birth year.