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Ellis County Capital
25 Apr 1947
Page 1

Grandmother Booth, a resident of this county for the past forty years, died Friday at her home near Higgins, Texas. She was loved and respected by a host of friends who were made sad by her passing.

Emeline Stark, daughter of Nelson J. and Jane Stark, was born at Centerville, Iowa, on October 30, 1860 and departed this life near Higgins, Texas, April 18, 1947, at the age of eight-six five months and eighteen days.

She was married on January 8, 1880 at Centerville, Iowa to George W. Booth, who preceded her in death December 15, 1925. To this union was born eight children, five boys and three girls, four of whom preceded her in death: Loron O., George B., John W., and Maggie.

She leaves to mourn her passing two sons, Albert J., of Higgins, Texas and Alfred C., of Yuba City, California; and two daughters, Mrs. C. R. Stucker, Sanger, California and Mrs. J. P. Fox, Higgins, Texas, and twenty nine grandchildren and one great, great, grand-child.

She moved to Marysville, Missouri where she lived until the year 1892 when they moved to Lincoln county, Oklahoma where they resided until 1907 when they came to Ellis county, Oklahoma near Higgins, where they lived until her demise.

She was converted to the Christian faith and became a member of the Methodist Church in her early life, which faith she held until her death.

Grandma is gone but will not be forgotten by her many friends.

Obits from old newspapers submitted by: John A. Rider

Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society


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