Cleora Butler went to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to live there in the 1920s. Cleora Butler started a job which was cooking for the Charles Robertson family. She used all the things her mom taught her to cook for the Charles Robertson family. Cleora Butler soon opened a catering business and shop called "Cleora's Pastry Shop" but later on she had to shut down the business because her husband became ill. Cleora Butler made a book called "Cleora's Kitchen" which was published a year after she died.
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