Melvin Booth (1912 - 1974)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Melvin Booth’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Melvin so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Melvin’s biography.

Melvin Booth Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Melvin Booth and his immediate Booth family. Add to Melvin Booth's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Melvin.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Melvin Booth? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Homestead, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Melvin finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Melvin attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Melvin did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Melvin Booth is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Melvin's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Melvin's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Melvin a religious man? Add Melvin’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Melvin during various points of his life.

Timeline

1912 - In the year that Melvin Booth was born, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

1934 - By the time he was 22 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

1945 - Melvin was 33 years old when on April 12th, President Roosevelt died of natural causes and Harry S. Truman, his Vice-President, became the 33rd President of the United States.

1970 - By the time he was 58 years old, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

1974 - In the year of Melvin Booth's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

Melvin Booth Family Tree

Who was Melvin’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Melvin’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Melvin's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Melvin Booth
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Melvin's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Melvin Booth is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Melvin Booth passed away in November 1974 at age 62. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on January 3, 1912. We are unaware of information about Melvin's family or relationships. We know that Melvin Booth had been residing in Homestead, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Memories

What do you remember about Melvin Booth? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Melvin is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Melvin Booth

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources