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Was Engaged to Youngest Daughter of Col. John R. Williams

San Antonio, Tex., April 18:- Major Archibald C. Butt, military aide to President Taft, soon was to wed Miss Williams of Washington, sister-in-law of Joseph Leiter of Chicago and the youngest daughter of Col. John R. Williams, Coast Artillery corps, retired.
This announcement is made here by Brig. Gen. C. Lockwood, USA, retired, now living in San Antonio. He said Major Butt was engaged to Miss Williams, and the wedding was to take place some time next fall, the exact date not having been set.
General Lockwood was intensely grieved when the name of Major Butt did not appear in the list of those rescued from the Titanic, and while making inquiries from a newspaper here regarding the tiding of Major Butt, he told the story of the major's love affair.
"Major Butt met Miss Williams, my grandniece, soon after he became aide to President Taft," he said. "He was a gentleman and a splendid soldier and she is the most lovable girl in the world. The engagement was kept secret for family reasons, but it was planned to make the announcement some time during the summer. I know that Archie was a passenger upon the Titanic, and as he has not been reported saved, I know that he died like a soldier and a man - giving way that others might go to safety."

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2003) ARCHIBALD C. BUTT WAS TO HAVE BEEN MARRIED THIS FALL (Denver Post, Thursday 18th April 1912, ref: #1819, published 21 November 2003, generated 25th July 2021 07:18:01 PM); URL :