Butler

Place Name: Butler Memorial Park

Feature Type (Year Approved): Park (1963)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: 

Norman, English, Irish: status name for an officer of high rank nominally connected with the supply and importation of wine, Anglo-Norman French butuiller, Old French bouteillier ‘servant in charge of the wine-cellar’, usually the head servant.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: Norman, English

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

Richard D. Butler (1914-1958) was a volunteer firefighter and Jasper Place town councillor. He was killed in a gun battle involving a Jasper Place resident and the town's police and fire departments. Butler was deputy fire chief at the time of his death. He was first elected to town council in 1950, following the incorporation of Jasper Place. The Butler Memorial Park is located in the West Jasper Place neighbourhood and has an area of 0.40 ha.

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