Paulina Butterworth ~ 1838-1915
Here they mingled their joys and sorrows contributing to the elevation and comforts of their community until his death in 1841, when Paulina was but three years of age. Paulina spent a number of her girlhood days in the family of Edward Butterworth, south-west of Waynesville, Ohio, having finished her school education at the Maineville Academy, but in the early sixties she, with her mother, moved to her late residence. Here she not only ministered to her mother’s declining years, but found time and pleasure in adding to the comfort and happiness of those with whom she mingled. Many persons can, and do testify to her deeds of kindness and charity. Besides the numerous individual gifts, she donated liberally to the Friends Boarding Home (also see, THE 1905 FRIENDS BOARDING HOME TIMELINE & FURTHER INFORMATION .
She was a birthright member of the Religious Society of Friends and a faithful attender of its meetings. She was likewise an active worker in the Temperance cause in her community, being a faithful member of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union for many years and gave liberally of her time and means fro the uplift of humanity. She read good books, lead an unassuming life and as to the great throng of mankind she might easily make the language of the poet her own:
'I have not loved the world, nor the world me. I have not flattered its rank breath, nor bowed To its idolatries a patient knee, Nor coined my cheek to smiles, nor cried aloud In worship of an echo. They could not deem me one of such.'
Clarkson Butterworth, a brother, and his family of Portland, Oregon, Martha Witham, of Lawrence Kansas, a sister, as well as a number of nieces and nephews, children of Ruthanna Witham, late of Union City, Indiana, and Edith Girton, late of Westboro, Clinton County, Ohio, with her numerous friends and neighbors, survive to mourn her loss."
Originally "Holloway's Tavern" where Henry Clay
stayed in 1825. Built by David Holloway.