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Manville Stephen Booth

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The Seattle Times
Friday, December 16, 1949
Page 12, Column 1

M.S. Booth, Resident Here Since 1872, Dies

Manville Stephen Booth, a Seattle resident since 1872, died last night at his home, 7548 Sunnyside Avenue, after a brief illness. He was 78 years old.

Mr. Booth was born in Port Townsend when Washington was still a territory. His father, the late Manville S. Booth, had come to the Puget Sound area in 1861 and his wife had followed him out here in 1863.

Once King County Auditor

In 1872 the family moved to Seattle and three years later Mr. Booth Sr. was elected to the office of King County Auditor. He held this position until 1880.

The younger Mr. Booth attended the old South School and later entered the dry goods business. He went to Edmonton, Alberta, about 1914 to spend two or three years as manager of a Hudson’s Bay Company store there. After his return to Seattle he was employed by two dry goods firms and later became an adjuster for the Bon Marche. He was a salesman for the Washington State Liquor Board before his retirement last April.

Wife, 4 Children Survive.

Mr. Booth was a member of St. Benedict’s Church. He was the brother of Laurence Booth, retired Chairman of the Washington Title Insurance Company.

Also surviving are his wife, Lillian; two sons, Manville S. Booth Jr. and Louis Both, both of Seattle; two daughters, Mrs. William Kirschner, Langley, Whidbey Island and Mrs. Edgar Metz, Seattle and a sister, Mrs. Linna Thompson, Santa Barbara, California.

Funeral services are being arranged by the Bonney-Watson Mortuary.

The Seattle Times
Friday, December 16, 1949
Page 43, Column 1

Deaths, Funerals

Booth, Manville Stephen, December 15, husband of Lillian Booth, father of Manville S. Booth Jr., Louis James Booth, Mrs. E.J. Metz, Seattle and Mrs. William A. Kirschner, Langley, Washington; brother of Lawrence S. Booth, Seattle and Linna Thompson, Santa Barbara, California. Also survived by two grandchildren. Member Building Service Employees International Union Local No. 6. Deceased at Bonney-Watson Co.


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