John Wilkes Boothe

Male25 October 1877–25 January 1941

Brief Life History of John Wilkes

When John Wilkes Boothe was born on 25 October 1877, in Hico, Hamilton, Texas, United States, his father, James Simeon Franklin Boothe, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Jane Leath, was 33. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Mary Emma Edington. He lived in Beat 5, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 1, McLennan, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 25 January 1941, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Rosenthal Cemetery, Rosenthal, McLennan, Texas, United States.

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John Wilkes Boothe
Mary Emma Edington
Orville L. Boothe
Fred H Boothe
Mary O Boothe

Sources (7)

  • John W Boothe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Wilkes Boothe, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • John W Boothe, "United States Census, 1910"

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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 4

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 17

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Booth .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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