Biography of James H. Booth
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Booth, James H., merchant, was born in Fall River, May 2, 1867, a son of George and Sarah (Johnston) Booth. His father was a native of Bury, England, and his mother was born in Taunton, Mass., of Scotch ancestry. George Booth, his father, came to this country early in life, served nearly four years in a Massachusetts regiment during the Civil war and participated in many hard fought battles. James H. Booth was educated in the public schools and spent one year in the high school, When quite young he secured a position in the store of Frank E. Sargent, where he remained seven years, at the end of which time he became a salesman in the store of R. A. McWhirr & Co., remaining three years. In 1S92 he associated himself with R. A. Bogle in the dry goods business at 71 South Main street, under the firm name of Bogle & Booth. They met with encouraging success, but on December 28, 1803, their store was partly destroyed by fire, involving a loss of $3,000, which was, however, covered by insurance. They continued in business as a firm until 1897, when Mr. Booth purchased the interest of his partner and has since conducted the business himself. January 15, 1896, Mr. Booth married Belle D., daughter of Charles H. and Maria C. Dillingham, and they have one son, Charles D. Booth.' Mr. Booth is a member of the Royal Arcanum.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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