Alva Shadrack Bottenfield1

M, #178, b. 18 February 1895, d. 8 September 1985
Last Edited=2 Feb 2014
     Alva Shadrack Bottenfield, son of Samuel Gladstone Bottenfield and Mary Jane Stobs, was born on 18 February 1895 at Dietz, Sweetwater County, Wyoming.2 Alva Shadrack Bottenfield was the son of Samuel Gladstone Bottenfield and Mary Jane Stobs. He was also known as Budgie.3

Alva Shadrack Bottenfield appeared on the United States census of 1900 in the household of Samuel Gladstone Bottenfield at Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado.4

Alva Shadrack Bottenfield appeared on the United States census of 1910 in the household of Samuel Gladstone Bottenfield at Howeville Village, Gunnison County, Colorado.5

Alva Shadrack Bottenfieldenlisted for service in World War II on 17 June 1917 at Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado. He was working for his faher as a ranch hand and single. He is described as medium build, blue eyes and very light hair.6

Alva Shadrack Bottenfield began military service on 26 May 1918., in the Infantry. He trained at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico and Camp Dix, New Jersey. He went overseas 13 October 13, 1918 and returned 1 June 1919. He was a Private..7

He ended military service on 17 June 1919 at El Paso, El Paso County, Texas..8

Alva Shadrack Bottenfield appeared on the United States census of 1920 in the household of Samuel Gladstone Bottenfield at outside of town, Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado.9

In 1930, Alva Shadrack Bottenfield appeared on the United States Census, at Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado.10

Alva Shadrack Bottenfield married Susie Elizabeth Hargis on 19 September 1931 at Binkelman, Decatur County, Nebraska.11

Budgie and Susie (he called her Sport) rode for the Brush Creek Cattle Association and for twenty-seven years they often cared for more than 2200 head of livestock annually.3,12


On 8 April 1940, Alva Shadrack Bottenfield appeared on the United States Census, at Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado, Budgie, as he was known, was working as a coal miner.13

Alva Shadrack Bottenfield died on 8 September 1985 at Paonia, Delta County, Colorado, at age 90.2,14 and was buried at Mesa View Cemetery, Delta, Delta County, Colorado.15

His Social Security number was 521-09-4444.2

Citations

  1. [S2] 1910 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  2. [S22] , Social Security Death Index. (Salt Lake City: Family History Library, FamilySearch, 1994). Hereinafter cited as Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S113] Interview with Thomas Ellsworth Arnott (informant address private) , by this researcher, 1996 to present. Notes of this interview are in the personal records of this researcher (Florence, Pinal County, Arizona).
  4. [S1] 1900 United States Census, population schedule, Lafayette, Boulder Co., Colorado. Supervision District 24, Enumeration Districe 162, Sheet 5, Line 9. Listed as a liveryman.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  5. [S2] 1910 United States Census, population schedule, Howeville Village, Gunnison County, CO. Dwelling No. 189. Listed as a general farmer.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  6. [S196] WWI Civilian Draft Registrations, online digital images by subscription Ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as WWI Draft Registration.
  7. [S83] Crested Butte and Community Business Men, compiler, Service Record Book of Men and Women of Crested Butte, Colorado (Crested Butte, Colorado: V.F.W. Post, Perko-Manley-Slogar-Savoren No. 4665), p. 10.. Hereinafter cited as Service Record Book.
  8. [S83] Crested Butte and Community Business Men, compiler, Service Record Book of Men and Women of Crested Butte, Colorado (Crested Butte, Colorado: V.F.W. Post, Perko-Manley-Slogar-Savoren No. 4665). Hereinafter cited as Service Record Book.
  9. [S3] 1920 United States Census, population schedule, Outside Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado. Supervision District 4, Enumeration District 51. Listed as general farmer.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  10. [S120] 1930 United States Census, population schedule, Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado, sheet 1A, pricinct 7.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  11. [S36] Newspaper Obituary, unknown newspaper photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  12. [S24] Myrtle M. and Michele Veltri, The Crested Butte Melting Pot (Gunnison, CO: B & B Printers, Inc., 1986). Hereinafter cited as Crested Butte Melting Pot.
  13. [S480] 1940 United States Census, population schedule, Crested Butte, Gunnison, Colorado, Sheet 4B, household 85, Supervisor's District 9, Enumeration District 26-12.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  14. [S26] Cemetery Headstone A Photograph is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  15. [S451] Headstone and Cemetery Collection, Created by: RobMinteer57, Record added: Apr 22, 2012, Find A Grave Memorial# 88986029., Findagrave.com.