Ebenezer Butterick

inventor, fashion business executive
Born: 5/29/1826
Birthplace: Sterling, Mass.

He and his wife, Ellen Augusta Pollard Butterick (d. 1871) developed paper clothing patterns for home sewers, which they began selling in 1863. He established E. Butterick & Company in New York in 1867, added European offices and fashion magazines. He became secretary of the reorganized entity, Butterick Publishing Company, from 1881–94.

Died: 3/31/1903