Asher Gerald Booth

Brief Life History of Asher Gerald

When Asher Gerald Booth was born on 9 September 1912, in Rainsville, Pine Township, Warren, Indiana, United States, his father, Simeon Booth, was 40 and his mother, Daisy Elizabeth Shafer, was 34. He married Juanita Laura Brown on 20 October 1934, in Warren, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Pine Village, Adams Township, Warren, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Pine Township, Warren, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 2 March 1985, in Sun City, Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Attica, Logan Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States.

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Asher Gerald Booth
Juanita Laura Brown
Marriage: 20 October 1934
Forrest Asher “Jack” Booth

Sources (6)

  • Asher G Booth in household of Simeon Booth, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Asher G. Booth, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"
  • Asher G. Booth, "Find A Grave Index"

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The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.


Historical Boundaries: 1926: Hillsborough, Florida, United States


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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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