Eli Booth

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

The Life 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


    Susan Ann Sweet


19 March 1857


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+2 More Children

World Events (7)

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 19

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in a small hut or bothy, Middle English both(e), especially a cowman or shepherd. The word is of Scandinavian origin (compare Old Danish bōth, Old Norse būð) and was used to denote various kinds of temporary shelter, typically a cowshed or a herdsman's hut. 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).

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

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Sources (3)

  • 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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