Booth, Ernest Gordon, Dr., 1899-1993

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Booth, Ernest Gordon, Dr., 1899-1993

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Ernest Gordon Booth was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 15, 1899 to George Washington and Esther Marie (née Smale) Booth. Around 1902, he moved with his family to Brandon, Manitoba. Around 1906, the family moved to the Semans, Saskatchewan district to establish a farm. Booth attended the University of Saskatchewan and obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1933 from the University of Minnesota in St. Paul.

Booth worked as the supervisor of the Saskatchewan Registered Seed Growers Association plant in Moose Jaw until 1927, when he moved to Fargo, North Dakota. He resided there until 1933, when he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota to complete his Ph.D. Booth served as an administrative officer in the United States Departments of Agriculture and Commerce in St. Paul until his retirement in 1969. He remained in St. Paul until around 1977, when he moved to Delray Beach, Florida, where he focused on genealogy and wrote numerous family histories. Booth died on February 2, 1993.

Booth married Alta Jane Metheral on July 2, 1927 in Moose Jaw. The Booths had two children: George Metheral and Elizabeth Ann.


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Authority record created on 2010-02-10. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.




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Always a Hometown: Semans and District History
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