Batten/Butler Family Fotos
Harry and Lily Batten
Harry Batten of Bareneed (The Dock) married Lily Butler of Foxtrap on July 11, 1932. They met as a result of both being school teachers. He was teaching in Upper Gullies and she in Greelytown.
(He was widowed from Evelyn Batten of Bareneed who died in childbirth with their first child. This occurred in Portugal Cove where they had moved for his first teaching position.)
On the extreme right is Violet Peddle (nee Butler), Lily's sister. Above Violet is Winnie Snow. The lady on the extreme left is Beattie Weir (nee Butler) who lived with Lily and Violet as a sister. Above Beattie is Ethyl Vaters. To the upper right of Lily is her friend Lilla who married Pete Greenslade. The gentleman at the top of the photo is Alfred Butler. The Flower Girl is Phyllis Bonnacci (nee Sparkes) who was Harry's niece.
James John Butler and Emma Patience Butler
James John was the owner of J.J. Butler's (now closed but still standing) Store in Foxtrap. He had the nick-name Johnny Dooley. Nick-names were handy as there was more than one James John Butler living in Foxtrap at the same time.
James Boyd Batten and Ella Jean Bussey
Boyd, son of Harry and Lily, and Ella were married in All Saints Church in Foxtrap on April 11, 1959. They had four children as follows:
They divorced and both later remarried.
The Battens on Picnic with the Dawes
These photos were taken around 1933.