To this union was born one son, Phillip Douglas, in Aboutthe Butturffs purchased the home of Frances Kern just north of the Catholic Church and resided there until their deaths. Early on Kathryn almost always known as Kit was much in demand as a public speaker, giving recitations and entertainments for many different charities and for the public library. Furniture for every place, leather davenports and rockers, brass and iron beds, American and oriental rugs, pianos and piano players, sewing machines, trunks and traveling bags, wall paper and an expert embalmer. Inoutgrowing the building, they moved next door south to Jefferson south McDonald Studio in where they remained until
Infor a Harvest Edition by the Pioneer Journal the store was described as follows:
The Butturff family and their furniture business in Wadena
He anticipated changing the show windows, lowering them to the sidewalk and deepening them for better display. It was late in the day and supposedly the last trip of the day. New Friendly Rider bus arrives. CSAH 4 work to wait until spring. Supposedly his favorite tune was a ragtime number "Kitten on the Keys. Something went awry and the plane crashed with Phillip dying as a result of injuries received and the pilot and McKinnon surviving.