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Frank Walworth Booth
Born 27 July 1855

Booth, Frank Walworth, educator, b. Anamosa, Jones Co., Iowa, July 27, 1855; s. Edmund and Mary Ann (Walworth) Booth. (Father b. August 24, 1810, Chicopee, Mass.; d. Mar., 1905, Anamosa; editor Anamosa Eureka; a California goldseeker in '49; he was deaf, educated in the Hartford, Conn., School for the Deaf, in which he later taught; descendant of Robert Booth, a settler in Saco, Me., 1642, from England, and of Capt. Joseph Booth, of the Revolution. Mother b. February, 1817, Canaan, N. H.; d. January 25, 1898, Anamosa; she was deaf, educated at Hartford; descended from William Walworth who came from England 1652, at Noank, Conn.) Ed. Anamosa H.S., 1872; B.Sc., Iowa State Col., 1877. M. Marion Elizabeth Hendershot (b. Monroe, Monroe Co., Mich.) August 3, 1892, Monroe. Ch. Edmund Hendershot (prof. of English, Dartmouth Co.; m. Jean Challis Hooker) Hanover, N.H.; Marion Frances (technician Deaconess Hosp., Buffalo) Buffalo, N.Y.; Robert Plues (lawyer) Manchester, N. H., Republican. Omaha resident 17 years. Taught at Iowa State Col. 2 years; Iowa School for Deaf, 4 years, Philadelphia School for Deaf 16 years; gen. sec. Am. Assn. to Promote Teaching of Speech to Deaf, 9 years; Supt. Volta Bureau for Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Relating to the Deaf, Washington, D.C., 3 years, Supt. Neb. School for the Deaf, 17 years. Mem. Clifton Hill Presbyn. Church, Sons of the Am. Revolution, Ad-Sell League, Am. Instructors of the Deaf, Assn. to Promote Teaching of Speech to the Deaf, Soc. of Oral Advocates, Kiwanis Club, Mason, (inactive, has demit). Home and Office; 3223 No. 45th St.

Source: Who's Who in Omaha 1928, Biographical Sketches of Men and Women of Achievement, Robert M. Baldwin Corporation, Publishers, Louisville, Kentucky, Omaha, Nebraska, Hebron, Nebraska,Copyright 1928, 216 Pages, page 28.
Submitted by: Marcia Kohl


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