Brother of Roosevelts Aid Was a Cotton Buyer of Georgia
Louis Butt of Augusta, Ga., a cotton buyer and cotton exporter, died at 11:05 last night in Roosevelt Hospital of intestinal hemorrhages caused by an intestinal abscess. He was a brother of Major Archie Butt, aid to Presidents Roosevelt and Taft, who perished in the Titanic disaster. It is expected that the funeral services and burial will take place in this city.
Mr. Butt, who was 54 years old, came north a week ago with his wife, Mrs. Clara Butt, who has herself been ill for some time. One object of his journey was the arrangement with Doubleday, Page & Co. for the publication in book form of Major Archie Butts letters to his mother and to Mrs. Clara Butt, which have already appeared in newspapers. Mr. Butt was visiting his wifes sister, Mrs. J. T. Dargan, Jr., at Scarsdale, N. Y., when he suddenly became ill Wednesday night and was rushed to Roosevelt Hospital, where an operation of blood transfusion was performed.