Willis Abraham Booth

17 July 1868–23 March 1960 (Age 91)
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Willis Abraham

When Willis Abraham Booth was born on 17 July 1868, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, his father, William Thomas Boothe, was 32 and his mother, Mary White, was 31. He married Melitta Belle Bolling on 8 February 1894, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 11 daughters. He lived in Dan River, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1880 and Roanoke District, Halifax, Virginia, United States for about 40 years. He died on 23 March 1960, in Halifax, Halifax, Virginia, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, South Boston, Halifax, Virginia, United States.

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Willis Abraham Booth
Melitta Belle Bolling
Marriage: 8 February 1894
Jewel Belle Booth
Nettie Virgie Booth
Susie Gertrude Booth
Dolly Davis Booth
Fannie Wilson Booth
Lennie Booth
Christine Booth
Tenie Boothe
Drusie Belle Booth
Willis Holt Booth
Sallie Henrietta Booth
Charles William Booth
Willard Abram Booth
Inez James Booth
John Harding Booth

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  • Marriage
    8 February 1894Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 2
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1870 · Giving all the right to vote
    Age 2
    The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
    1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument
    Age 26
    On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate 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 (53)

    • Willis Aberham Booth in entry for Willis Holt Booth, "Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913"
    • Willie A Booth, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Willis Boothe, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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