Rachel Huldah Squire

20 September 1824–25 February 1913 (Age 88)
Roxbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Rachel Huldah

When Rachel Huldah Squire was born on 20 September 1824, in Roxbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Atwell Squire, was 31 and her mother, Eunice Hunt, was 29. She married Milo Booth on 26 November 1843, in Roxbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 25 February 1913, in Roxbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Roxbury Center Cemetery, Roxbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Milo Booth
1819–1888
Rachel Huldah Squire
1824–1913
Marriage: 26 November 1843
John E. Booth
1844–
Mary E. Booth
1846–1907
Libbie M Booth
1848–
Charles B. Booth
1849–1899
Eunice H Booth
1852–1929
Walter Judson Booth
1858–1948
Ulysses Grant Simpson Booth
1864–1900

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 November 1843
Roxbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 5

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 24

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Name Meaning

English: status name from Middle English squyer ‘esquire’, ‘a man belonging to the feudal rank immediately below that of knight’ (from Old French esquier ‘shield bearer’). At first it denoted a young man of good birth attendant on a knight, or by extension any attendant or servant, but by the 14th century the meaning had been generalized, and referred to social status rather than age. By the 17th century, the term denoted any member of the landed gentry, but this is unlikely to have influenced the development of the surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rachel H Booth in household of Walter J Booth, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rachael H Booth in household of Walter J Booth, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rachael Booth in household of Milo Booth, "United States Census, 1870"

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