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Eleanor Butte

Eleanor Butte

1937 trip photo

Eleanor traveled with the Gypsy Coeds to Wisconsin and Michigan in 1936 and to Canada with the Gypsy Coeds in 1937.   She was born in 1915 and died at the age of 40 in 1957. She would become a sister-in-law to Regina Fennell a Gypsy Coed on the 1939 trip, when Regina married El’s younger brother Donald Butte.

“In 1937, six Bradford girls, Darlene Dorgan, now Mrs. Charles Bjorkman, of Riverside, Calif.; Ruby McDonald, now Mrs. Lloyd Nutter, of Peoria; Helen Feurtges, now Mrs. John Hickey, of Camp Grove; Clare Breen, now Mrs. Francis Russell, of Tiskilwa, the late Miss Eleanor Butte, and Miss Marge Dorgen took off in the “Silver Streak” mainly to visit the home of the famous Dionne Quintuplets in Ontario, Canada. While on this trip, the girls were entertained at dinner at the home of Dr. Allen Roy Defoe, in Callendar, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Defoe was the doctor who delivered the Dionne quints.”

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