Obit: Booth, Angeline Fertile (1842 - 1912)
Surnames: BOOTH DEROSA FERTILE PALMS HARTSON OELIG BLECHA CUMMINGS HOFFMAN WOLLENBERG WALLIS
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner, vol. 22, no. 9, Feb. 29, 1912, pg. 1
MRS. JOHN BOOTH--Angeline Fertile (1842 - 1912)
Mrs. John Booth passed away at her home in Greenwood, Clark county, Wisconsin, early Monday morning. She was well advanced in years and had been sick for nearly two weeks, a complication of diseases resulting from the grip causing her death.
Mrs. John Booth was born at Oswego, New York, April 25th, 1842, being nearly seventy years old at the time of her death. She was a daughter of Lewis Fertile and Julia De Rosa.
When still a young girl she moved with her parents to Rockford, Ill. and a few years later to Rochester, Minn.
She was married to John Booth July 5, 1861. At this time the civil war broke out and Mr. Booth enlisted in the eleventh Minnesota infantry and went into active service. Thus, Mrs. Booth was left with the burden of caring for the home, like many of the brave women of that time.
Mr. and Mrs. Booth made their home in Brookfield, Minn., where they spent a considerable portion of their married life. At that time that part of Minnesota was an unsettled prairie and they were among the pioneer settlers in that region.
To them were born six children, two of whom still live, one daughter, Mrs. W. H. Palms of this city, and one son, V. L. Booth of Duluth, Minn.
In December, 1895, they sold their farm and moved to Greenwood. They built their present home on Andrews Avenue about twelve years ago, where they have since lived and where Mrs. Booth died Monday, Feb. 26th, 1912.
It was only last summer that Mr. and Mrs. Booth celebrated their golden wedding anniversary and had a family reunion and supper.
Besides her husband, son and daughter, the deceased leaves five sisters and one brother, all residing in the West, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Harry Hartson of this city.
The funeral was held at the home Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. S. E. Sweet conducting the service. Many beautiful flowers were sent by friends, and lodges, two of which Mrs. Booth was a member being the Eastern Star and Beaver Queens. Six of the old soldiers were pall bearers: William Oelig, John Blecha, Charles Wollenberg and Pascal Wallis.
The remains were laid to rest in the Greenwood cemetery.
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