R. L. Butt


Sumter, SC


Robert Lamar Butt (1881-1937), worked as the manager of a wholesale soft drink company in Sumter, South Carolina in the late 1910s and 1920s. By 1930, he was working as a cotton broker in Sumter. Although Butt does not appear to have come from a Jewish family, his funeral service was conducted by Rabbi Samuel R. Shillman, and he was interred in Sumter’s Temple Sinai Cemetery.

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