Willard Booth

24 November 1856–13 May 1888 (Age 31)
Hurst Brook, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Willard

When Willard Booth was born on 24 November 1856, in Hurst Brook, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Booth Jr, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Highton, was 32. He lived in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 13 May 1888, at the age of 31.

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William Booth Jr
Elizabeth Highton
Hannah Booth
Thomas Booth
John Booth
Alice Booth
George Henry Booth
Jonas Booth
Francis Booth
Heber Booth
Willard Booth

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World Events (8)

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
Age 3
The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
Age 7
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
Age 9
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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 (3)

  • Willard Booth in household of Elizabeth Booth, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Willard Highton Booth, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • Willard Booth, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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