Butler, George Frank (Died on 23 Jun 1921)
appeared in Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Jun 1921, p. 1

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Wilmette Loses Distinguished Citizen In Sudden Death of Dr. Geo. F. Butler

Noted medical authority and head physician of North Shore Health Resort dies on train on way home form east; heart attack cause

Funeral services for Dr. George F. Butler will be held at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the First Congregational Church of Wilmette.

Wilmette Wednesday lost one of its most distinguished citizens in the death of Dr. George F. Butler, head physician of the North Shore Health Resort at Winnetka, who for many years, was a practicing physician in Wilmette.

Dr. Butler passed away suddenly Wednesday morning on a train near Buffalo, N.Y., while returning to Wilmette from Boston where he had been confined in the Peter Bent Crigham hospital following a severe heart attack ten days ago. His daughter, Mrs. Percival N. Cutler, 1016 Ashland avenue, was with Dr. Butler. Dr. Butler became ill while in attendance at a convention of the American Medical association in Boston.

Death came unexpectedly when it was thought the distinguished physician was beyond danger and well able to undertake the long journey to Wilmette.

Dr. Butler, who was 64 years of age, came to Wilmette in 1903 and practiced here until in recent years when he assumed duties at the North Shore Health resort. He was for several years Cook County Physician. His residence here was interrupted by a few years spent at Mudlavia, Attica, Ind., in sanitarium work. Prior to his coming to Chicago and Wilmette he resided and practiced medicine at Alma, Mich.

Dr. Butler was a recognized authority on the subject of medicine and was the author of many books and magazine articles on his chosen topic. Several years ago he wrote Butler's "Materia Medica," which for many years was an accepted authority. He contributed to many medical journals and wrote medical advice for populalr magazines.

His latest book, only recently off the press and entitled "How the Mind Heals," was received with enthusiasm by the members of his profession and the general public. He was also a literary critic of distinction his reviews of books and poetry commanding wide attention in literary circles.

Dr. Butler was one of the pioneer members of the Chicago Press Club and was [illegible] leading literary personages who contributed so much to the fame of that notable gathering place of members of the literary profession.

Other leading clubs and societies claimed Dr. Butler as an active member, including the Cliff Dwellers, the White Paper Club, the Adventurers Club and many other similar organizations.

Among his other works are "Love and Its Affinities," "The Isle of Content," "The Exploits of a Pysician Detective," "Sonnetts of the Heart," "The Travail of a Soul."

Rush Medical College awarded Dr. Butler his M.D. degree in 1889. Since then he had been identified with the faculties of numerous schools in the middle west.

Dr. Butler was well known in Wilmette having been actively interested in every civic improvement and betterment enterprise in the village. In the years of his practice here he won the respect, admiration and love of hundreds of villagers who met him as physician, civic worker, church man or in club and social circles. He was for years prominently identified with the Ouilmette Country Club and was a devoted member of the First Congregational church. He will be remembered as the contemporary and intimate friend of the late Dr. Byron C. Stolp. Dr. Butler is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nancy Porter Butler, and a daughter, Mrs. Percival N. Cutler. The Butler residence is a 1011 Lake avenue.

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24 Jun 1921
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23 Jun 1921
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Butler, George Frank (Died on 23 Jun 1921)