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James R. Booth Family

James R. Booth was born April 12, 1842 in Mercer County, PA. His parents came from Wales, England. After serving in the Union Army from 1862 to 1865, he was united in marriage with Annie S. Gray of Terra Haute, Henderson County, IL on January 24, 1867. They moved to Marshall County, IA. They farmed there from 1870 to 1880. Five sons: Eugene, Jesse, Rufus, James and Charles were born to them there. They then moved to Tilden Township, Cherokee County, in 1882 where daughter, Ethel N., was born. They farmed all their lives with horses, raised hogs, and were proud of their black Angus cow herd. A barn, hoghouse and part of the original house are still standing.

Eugene Booth (1868 - 1945). Married Rose Waller. Children: Lloyd, Hazel, Clarence, Marion, Leslie, and Clifford

Jessie Booth (1870 - 1953). Married Alice Lemmonnier. Children: Floyd, Florence, Patrick, Kellard, Dennis, Evelyn, and Leona.

Rufus Booth (1872 - 1957). Married Olive Peterman. Children: James, Emery, Ethel, Arthur, and Fannye.

James Booth (1874 - 1959). Married Maude Minor. Children: Edna, Harold, Forrest, and Ralph.
Married Charlotte Miles. Children: Emery, Clifford, James, LeRoy, Joyce Elmer, and Alice.

Charles Booth (1877 - 1964). Married Mabel McCowan. Children: Mae, Frank, Velma, Irma, Evan, Lois, and Lyle.

Ethel N. (1887 - 1979). Married Joseph A. Waller. Children: Vivian, Aaron, Roderick, and Max.

Many descendants still reside in Cherokee County.

Source: Marcus, IA Book 1996 - Page 313; Transcribed by Arlene Steffen 


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