Eli Booth

17 July 1827–5 June 1869 (Age 41)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Eli

When Eli Booth was born on 17 July 1827, in New York, United States, his father, James Booth, was 35 and his mother, Lydia McCumber, was 29. He married Susan Ann Sweet on 19 March 1857. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 5 June 1869, in Millersburg, Iowa, Iowa, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Millersburg, Iowa, Iowa, United States.

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Eli Booth
Susan Ann Sweet
Marriage: 19 March 1857
Frank Rufus Booth
Anna F. Booth
William Fremont Booth
Emma Eudorah Booth
Florence Adaline Booth
Orrin Gates Booth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 March 1857
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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 3
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 16
    Historical Boundaries: 1843: Iowa, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Iowa, Iowa, United States

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): topographic or occupational name from Middle English bothe (Old Danish bōth) ‘temporary shelter, such as a covered market stall or a cattle-herdsman's hut’. The latter sense was predominant in the Pennines of Lancashire and Yorkshire, where there were many cattle farms or vaccaries, and whose subdivisions were known as ‘booths’. The principal meaning of the surname there was therefore probably ‘cattle herdsman’, ‘man in charge of a vaccary’, and thus identical with Boothman . Elsewhere it may have denoted a shopkeeper who owned a temporary market stall, but no evidence has been found to confirm this use of the surname. In the British Isles the surname is still more common in northern England, where Scandinavian influence was more marked, and in Scotland, where the word was borrowed into Gaelic as both(an).History: Robert Booth (1604–72) is mentioned in the colonial records of Exeter, NH, in 1645. He subsequently moved to ME.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Ely Booth, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Eli Booth in entry for Emma Endora Sturm, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"
    • E. Booth in entry for Alonzo D. Sturm and Emma E. Booth, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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