May 18, 1837, Berkhamsted, England.

July 6, 1891, Chicago, Illinois.

Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.


Butterfield emigrated to America in 1856, where he is mostly remembered as a secular composer. His best known work was the When You and I Were Young, Maggie, published in 1866. In 1878, Butterfield became the second president of the Music Teachers National Association.

  1. I Know I’m but a Little Child
  2. I Will Sing for Jesus
  3. Rally for the Right, Boys
  1. Victory over Sin

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