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Elsie Booth (Edge)

Birthplace: Bradshaw St, Lancaster, UK
Death: Died in Alpine, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Alpine, UT, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Edge and Sarah Edge
Wife of Richard Thornton Booth
Mother of John Edge Booth; Richard Thornton Booth Jr.; Merry May Talmage; James Davis Booth; Martha Hannah Booth and 5 others

Managed by: Judyth Christensen Perry
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About Elsie Booth

The Daily Inquirer July 25, 1893 Obituary for Elsie Edge Booth


Funeral Services of Sister Elsie Booth at Alpine.

The funeral obsequiesof Sister Elsie Booth were held in Alpine at 2 p.m., July18, 1893. All of the family except one and many of the people of Alpine and friends from surrounding settlements were in attendance. Remarks suitable to the occasion were made by David Adams, Wm Grant, Lewis Harvey, J. A. Vance, Moroni L. Pratt and W. J. Strong. The members of the Primary Association over which Sister Booth had been president for seventeen years, did honor to the occasion by marching at the head of the procession until reaching the cemetery, here they sweetly rendered, "O my Father Thou that dwellest." etc.

Sister Booth was born at Bedford Leigh, Lancashire, England, December 21, 1825, of John Edge and Sarah Davis. At the age of thirteen she began her career of silk weaving, which continued until her marriage to Richard T. Booth, August 18, 1846. United with the Church by baptism in June 1849. With a company of Saints sailed from Liverpoole March 27, 1857, in the ship "George Washington," landed at Boston after a voyage of twenty two days. After a five weeks encampment at Iowa City,, Iowa, began the journey across the plains with ox team, arriving in Salt Lake City September 12, 1857. Remained in Salt Lake the following winter, then came to Alpine, then known as Mountain Ville, with "the move." Her first dwelling here was the common kind - a dugout. A few months found the family comefortably located in a log room in the old "Fort." This was her happy home for ten years, when the present residence was occupied. She was the proud mother of ten children, six of whom were boys, eight still living. She has been an active worker in various capacities in the ward, was never known to waver in her fidelity to the principles of truth. She possessed a soul full of devotion, was an ardent admirer of music and poetry, her own pen and tongue ever ready to add new bouquets to the garden of verse, two of which were composed for the occasion of the dedication of the Salt Lake Temple. A touching scene occurred a day or two previous to her death. She had called upon one of her sons to engage in special prayer, unable to finish, the noble mother then made an appropriate petition for each of her children which appealed to the throne of grace, and her mission was done. A.V."

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Elsie Booth's Timeline

December 21, 1825
Lancaster, UK
June 29, 1847
Age 21
Bedford Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
August 20, 1852
Age 26
Lancashire, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
February 25, 1855
Age 29
Leigh, Lancashire, UK
August 31, 1857
Age 31
Big Sandy, WY, USA
September 1, 1859
Age 33
Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States
January 6, 1862
Age 36
Alpine, UT, USA
June 17, 1864
Age 38
August 14, 1866
Age 40
Alpine, UT, USA