Phoebe Amelia Booth

4 December 1837–3 February 1922 (Age 84)
Cattaraugus, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Phoebe Amelia

When Phoebe Amelia Booth was born on 4 December 1837, in Cattaraugus, New York, United States, her father, David Ferdinand Booth, was 31 and her mother, Julia Ann Reynolds, was 26. She married William Fenn on 2 April 1858, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Rodman, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Fern Valley Township, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 3 February 1922, in Lake Park, Dickinson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, West Bend Township, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Fenn
Phoebe Amelia Booth
Marriage: 2 April 1858
William David Fenn
Frank Fenn
Vestalina Fenn
Mary Amelia Fenn
Ann Maria Fenn
Frederick William Fenn
Lucinda Adella Fenn
Sarah Julia Fenn
Ethel May Fenn
Matilda Phoebe Fenn
Charles Edward Fenn

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 April 1858Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 14
    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Dickinson, Iowa, United States
    Age 25
    Historical Boundaries: 1862: Palo Alto, 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 (45)

    • Phebe A Fenn in household of William Fenn, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
    • Phoeba Booth in entry for Newton Jines and <Unknown>, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Phoebe Booth in entry for W David Fenn, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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