Alexandria Bethiah Olive Ward Booth

14 February 1880–21 May 1979 (Age 99)
Stepney, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alexandria Bethiah Olive Ward

When Alexandria Bethiah Olive Ward Booth was born on 14 February 1880, in Stepney, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Jabez Booth, was 38 and her mother, Helena Louisa Ward, was 28. She married Gerald Tolson on 11 August 1904, in Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Kirkburton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911 and Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1939. She died on 21 May 1979, in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 99.

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Gerald Tolson
Alexandria Bethiah Olive Ward Booth
Marriage: 11 August 1904
Geoffrey Huntriss Tolson
Peter Graham Tolson
Whiteley Tolson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 August 1904Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, England
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
    1904 · The Entente Cordiale
    Age 24
    The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
    Age 28
    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    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 (8)

    • Alexandra B A Booth in household of William J Booth, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
    • Alexandria Bethial Olive Booth in household of William J Booth, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    • Name and marriage on page 2 of husband Gerald Tolson's WW1 service record, "United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920"

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