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Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage EVERAL EUGENE "SONNY" BUTTERFIELD (1929-2019)

MCHF District: 6 Year – 2022 Legacy Inductee


January 26, 2022

Everal Eugene Butterfield was birthed by his grandmother at the family home on December 21, 1929, on their farm near Hunter, Kansas to parents Fred T. and Edna Mae (Francis) Butterfield. He was the oldest of four children and was nicknamed “Sonny” at the age of six by an old bachelor. Sonny remembered hanging wet blankets on the windows to keep the dirt out during the depression era. The dust literally drifted into sand banks. His father earned fifty cents a day stacking thistle which was fed to their livestock. Sonny, along with his grandfather and uncles sold eggs and creme in town on...

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