Esther Lapreda Abbott Butler

B 2-28-1839 in Nelson, NH  to James Cummings Abbott and Lucy Barrett
M Lucius Marshall Butler on 1-3-1860
D 1-20-1898 in Rhode Island
C Herbert Marshall, Lucius Abbott, Helen May, Henry Earl, Lucy M.
Text from her obituary

Auburn (Cranston, RI)

Funeral of Mrs. Butler

The funeral of Mrs. Esther L. (Abbott) Butler, wife of Lucius M. Butler, master mechanic of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, took place yesterday afternoon from her late residence, corner of Auburn and Orchard streets.  There was a large assemblage of relatives and friends, and the floral tributes were profuse in number and of exceptional beauty.  The services were in charge of Rev. Dr. Arthur Given.  He read portions of the Scripture and paid a tribute to the high character and good work of the deceased.  She was identified with the People's Free Baptist Church, and her influence and assistance were highly valued.  The male quartet of the Young Men's Christian Association of Providence sang "Nearer, My God, to Thee" and "Rock of Ages."  The bearers were George E. Whipple, Richmond J. Stone, George P. Dixon and Frank C. Viall.  The burial was at Riverside.  Mr. and Mrs. Butler were prominent in the Masonic fraternity, Mrs. Butler being a member of Providence Chapter, No 1.  Order of the Easter Star.  The floral pieces completely filled the parlor.  Besides those from the husband, members of the family and friends, floral tributes were sent by St. Johns Commandery, No. 1; Providence Chapter, No. 1 Order of the Eastern Star; Scottish Rite Masons, Division No. 57, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; What Cheer Division, No 118, Grand International Auxiliary of Locomotive Engineers; Palestine Temple, M. S., Freemasons Building Association of Auburn, Doric Lodge of Freemasons of Auburn, Alerta Club of Auburn, Germania Club, Elmwood Club, employees of the Valley Falls Shop of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, engineers and firemen of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad.