Bernadette "Bernie" Thelma LINTON (1921-2014)

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Bernadette "Bernie" Thelma LINTON (1921-2014) &

Randolph Irvin “Randy” BUTLER (1919-2007)



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Aunt Bernie died on December 17, 2014, may she rest-in-peace!

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Bernadette "Bernie" Thelma LINTON Butler (1921-2014)


Bernadette  "Bernie" Thelma LINTON Butler

(February 11, 1921 - December 17, 2014)




Terry Louis Linton © 1999

(First Published) Linton Family History (Descendants of Sir Arthur Linton 1614-1662) (book, Terry Louis Linton © 1999.) (Linton Research Fund, Inc., Publication © 1999) (printed in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. USA.)

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Bernadette "Bernie" Thelma LINTON (1921-2014)


Bernadette "Bernie" Thelma LINTON, is the daughter of Charles Edward LINTON (1890-1958) and Annie Lucretia CRONK (1888-1956). Bernie was born on February 11, 1921 in her grandfather's old family farmhouse, in the front west 2nd floor bedroom. She was delivered by "Aunt" Annie Mae Young, a Negro Mid-Wife, living on Parker's Lane. The Linton farmhouse was located on LINTON Lane, near Hunter's Station and Fort Hunt, (now the location of Fort Hunt Elementary School) in the Mount Vernon District, of Fairfax County, Virginia.

Bernie was christened in, early, 1922, in the Washington Street Methodist Church, Alexandria, Virginia. Bernie went to Sunday School there for many years. Then she became a member of the 2nd Presbyterian Church, on Saint Aspa Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Later, she, joined the Summit Presbyterian Church, in Stafford County, Virginia.

On June 6, 1939, Bernie graduated from Lee Jackson High School, in Alexandria, Virginia.

On September 20, 1941, Bernadette "Bernie" Thelma LINTON married Randoulph "Randy" Irvin BUTLER Sr. (1918-2007) in Washington, D.C.. Randoulph was born on April 26, 1918, in Hayfield, Fairfax County, Virginia.  Randy was the son of Lemuel Stuart BUTLER (1882–1969) and Mamie R. UTTERBACK (1894–1970). Randoulph was born on April 26, 1918, in Hayfield, Fairfax County, Virginia. Randy was the second great-grandson of Townsend BUTLER (1770–?)  of Fauquier County, Virginia and Catherine Kitty BLACKWELL (1780–?) of Culpepper County, Virginia.

In early 1941, Bernie went to work at the Navy Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. "The Torpedo Factory was part of the U.S. Naval Torpedo Station. The factory produced the Mark XIV, a submarine borne torpedo, and the Mark III aircraft torpedo. They were produced at an intense rate in fact, men and women worked around the clock and were given only two days off a year. Gradually as space was needed, ten additional buildings were added to the complex."

Randy enlisted in the U.S. Army on May 28, 1942 as a private and served in the South Pacific.

Randy Bernadette "Bernie" had one child, Randoulph Irvin BUTLER Jr.  he was born in August 1946, in Arlington County, Virginia. He died on October 9, 1946, in Arlington County and was buried October 11, 1946, in the National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia.

Bernie went to work as a secretary in the Pentagon. She was employed as an administrative officer for 28 years with the Department of The Air Force at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Her duties included record management, budgeted analyst and personnel.

In 1967, Bernie and Randy moved to Mountain View Road in Stafford County, Virginia. After Bernie’s retirement from the government, she served as the treasurer of the Stafford County Extension Homemakers Organization, for four years. Then she served as President of the Stafford County Extension Homemakers Organization.

Bernie was Assistant Treasurer of the Summit Presbyterian Church, a newly organized Church of Stafford County. Bernie kept the records of members tithing, finance statements of the church budget, and paid the church bills. She became an Elder in the Church and served as chairman of the Finance Committee. Summit Presbyterian Church was ten years old in 1993. Bernie is the Historian of the church and wrote the history of the church. The book will be given to each family of the church.

Bernie was the Secretary and Treasurer of the Old Dominion Cardinals Camping Club. She prepared her own Federal and State Income Tax Forms. She had her appendix removed in March of 1942, at the age of 22. Never hospitalized, until January of 1991, when she had double heart bypass. She had a little complication with heart rhythm and fluid which was corrected. She is a very active bowler in leagues over the years. Takes long trips and does a lot of camping and walking.

Randoulph "Randy" Irvin BUTLER Sr., died on Sunday, March 11, 2007, in Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia, at age 88. Randy was buried on March 16, 2007, in the National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia.

Obituary, Free Lance Starr: Randolph Irvin Butler 1919-2007

Randolph Irvin "Randy"  Butler, 88, of Stafford County, formerly of Alexandria, died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at Mary Washington Hospital.

He retired from civil service at Fort Belvoir and served in World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 290; Veterans of Foreign Wars 3 101; Loyal Order of the Moose; AARP Chapter 3396; Fredericksburg Senior Citizens; Stafford County Senior Citizens; Old Dominion Cardinals; Good Sam Camping Club; and two bowling leagues.

He was a charter member of Summit Presbyterian Church in Stafford, where he served as a deacon. He also served as a deacon at Hartwood Presbyterian Church and Calvary Presbyterian Church in Alexandria.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Bernadette Butler; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 16, at Summit Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Carson Rhyne Jr., and the Rev. Howard Leming officiating. Burial will follow in National Memorial Park, Falls Church.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Linton, Terry Linton, James Beavers, David Beavers, Jeffrey Beavers and Roger Taylor.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 15, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel.

The family request that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Summit Presbyterian Church, 256 Shelton Shop.

Bernadette "Bernie" Thelma LINTON Butler died on December 17, 2014, in the Greenfields Nursing Home in Stafford County, Vrginia. She was was buried in the National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, next to her husband and their son. 



Bernadette Bernie Thelma LINTON Butler (1921-2014)

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LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Volume II, Issue 1, Spring © 2007, ISSN 1941-3521

LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Volume XVII, Issue 4, Winter © 2022, ISSN 1941-3521

updated March 11, 2023


Bernadette Bernie Thelma LINTON (1921-2014)



Charles Edward LINTON (1890-1958) & Annie Lucretia CRONK (1888-1956)



John Edward LINTON (1838-1901) & Sallie Fenmor STONESTREET (1861-1926).

Charles Fenton CRONK (1852-1918) & Georganna Lucretia COXEN (1855-1897)



Doctor Lewis Colbert LINTON (1803-1876) &  Sarah KOCHER (1810-1870)

Doctor Edward Noble STONESTREET (1822-1870) & Sarah Ann FENMOR (1824-1870)

Charles Greenberry CRONK (1817-1866)  &  Sarah Anna "Susanna" MILLS (1833-1866)

James Henry COXEN (1833–1870) & Lucretia PADGETT (1837–1888)


2nd great-grandparents

James LINTON (1769-1854) & Ann CROASDALE (1776-1852)

Doctor Joseph Noble STONESTREET (1782-1838) & Rosalie "Rosey" Ann EDELEN (1786-1834).

Charles CRONK (1795–1847) *

John Thomas COXEN (1811–1897) & Georgianna (1811–1840) *

Captain George Henry PADGETT (1807–1866) & Anner HACKNEY (1809–1846)

Peter KOCHER (1774–1849) & Maria "Mary "Catherina PIPHER (1787–1850)

Peter MILLS (1800–1855) & Cyntharine "Cynthia" LINTON (1796–1865) (**CRONK Line)


3rd great-grandparents

Quaker master millwright Isaiah LINTON (1739-1775) Sarah HIRST (1741-1823).

Adjutant General Henry STONESTREET (1752-1812) & Mary Noble EDELEN (1752-1818)

Jeremiah CROASDALE (1751-1829) & Anne QUINBY (1749-1831)

George Washington COXEN (1786–1865) * & Tresa (1786–?) *

William Henry PADGETT (1783–1859) & Susan LOVEJOY (1783–?) *

James HACKNEY (1783–1832) & Jane Cooper BOYD (1792–1829)

John Peter KOCHER (1767–1837) & Susanna Christina SCHNEIDER (1769–1791)

Samuel PIPHER Jr., (1767–1842) & Anna Barbara LaBAR (1771–1857)

Daniel MILLS (1784–1847) & Sarah RICHARDS (1784–?)

John Augustine Elliott LINTON (1769–1822)  (CRONK Line) Sarah TYLER (1770-1835)


4th great-grandparents

John LINTON (1706-1761)  & Elizabeth HAYHURST (1709-1795)

 Butler STONESTREET (1703-1755) & Jane EDELEN (1718–1770) 

Robert CROASDALE (1728-1780) & Margery HAYHURST (1728-1783)

Isaiah QUINBY (1716–1807) & Rachel WARFORD (1723–1777)

Benjamin F. PADGETT (1755–1799) & Ann GREEN (1750–?) *

Joseph HACKNEY III (1743–1817) & Martha McCOOL (1749–1843)

John BOYD (1760–1828) & Ann MARTIN (1771–1825)

John Peter KOCHER Sr., (1742–1819) & Maria MESSINGER (1743–1813)

Johannes “John” SCHNEIDER (1727–1791) & Elizabeth Catherine MILLER (1739–1829) German emigrants

John HIRST (1720-1754) & Mary Anna JARRETT (1714-?)

Samuel PIPHER Sr., (1740–1812) & Christina Barbara TRANBERG (1740–1801)

Colonel Abraham "Abram" LaBAR (1752–1814) & Anna Maria "Mary" LONG (1752–1808)

Captain John MILLS (1740–1797) & Annie LINTON (1744–1798) (CRONK Line)

Rowland RICHARDS (1728–1815) & Lydia TOWNSEND (1745–1835)

John LINTON (1730–1775) (CRONK Line) & Elizabeth "Betty" ELLICOT (1729–?)

William TYLER Jr., (1736-1772) & Sarah KINCHELOE (1740-1842)


5th great-grandparents

John LINTON (1662-1709)  & Rebekah RELFE (1670-1714) 

William HAYHURST (1668–1713) & Rachel RADCLIFFE (1682–1715)

Thomas STONESTREET Jr., (1672-1771) & Christian BRNES (1674–1737)

Christopher EDELEN Sr., (1682–1771) & Jane JONES (1692–1772)

Jeremiah CROASDALE (1694-1748) & Grace HEATON (1703-1769)

Cuthbert HAYHURST (1706–1763) & Deliverance BILES (1703–1783)

Josiah QUINBY (1663–1728) & Mary MOLYNEUX (1661–1728)

John WARFORD (1683–1769) & Elizabeth STOUT (1691–1760)

Benjamin PADGETT (1724–1797) * & Susan (1725–?) *

Joseph HACKNEY (1700–1745) & Charity HARLAN (1713–1764)

John McCOOL (1745–1815) & Eleanor LEWIS (1750–?)

John BOYD (1735–1800) & Sarah GRIFFITH (1740–1800) English emigrant

Thomas MARTIN Sr., (1740–1794) & Rachel CAFFERY (1748–1803)

Peter KOCHER (1700–1772) & Elizabeth “Eva” Eveles KOPPENHOPPER (1709–1773) emigrants

Michael F. MESSINGER Sr., (1719–1791) Anna Katharina Catherine ABEL (1723–1785) emigrants

Michael SCHNEIDER (1700–1794) & Christina (1700–?)  * German emigrants

Christian MILLER (1683–1750) & Barbara (1684–?) * German emigrants

John HIRST (1698-?) & Anna *

John JARRETT (1689–1755) English emigrant & Mary LUKEN (1693–1743)

Hans PIPHER-PFEIFFER (1705–?) & Magdalina ROTH (1710–?) German emigrants

Frederich TRANBERG (1709–1801) & Maria Eva WITTMER (1720–1837)

John MILLS (1715–?)

John KINCHELOE (1694-1746) & Elizabeth CANTERBURY (1695–1777)

William LINTON (1700–1733) (CRONK Line) & Susanna MONROE (1695–1752)


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