William Wesley Booth

30 December 1880–20 October 1920 (Age 39)
Hill, Texas, United States

The Life of William Wesley

When William Wesley Booth was born on 30 December 1880, in Hill, Texas, United States, his father, Isaac Marcellus Booth, was 23 and his mother, Lucretia McConathy, was 21. He married Lilla Lavicia Couch on 14 September 1900, in Montague, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 8, Montague, Texas, United States in 1910 and Sunset, Montague, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 20 October 1920, in Bowie, Montague, Texas, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Salona Cemetery, Bowie, Montague, Texas, United States.

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William Wesley Booth
Lilla Lavicia Couch
Marriage: 14 September 1900
Billie Alton Booth
Dallas L Booth
Thelma Lee Booth
Gladys Clyde Booth

Spouse and Children

14 September 1900
Montague, Texas, United States



    Dallas L Booth



    Gladys Clyde Booth


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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 1

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 14

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in a small hut or bothy, Middle English both(e), especially a cowman or shepherd. The word is of Scandinavian origin (compare Old Danish bōth, Old Norse būð) and was used to denote various kinds of temporary shelter, typically a cowshed or a herdsman's hut. 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).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Booth in household of William Booth, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Boothe in household of Isac Boothe, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William W Booth, "United States Census, 1920"

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