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Roy Earnest Booth (1894 - 1976)

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Roy Earnest Booth
1894 - 1976
Born
June 6, 1894
Higby,Roane Co.,WV
Death
July 1976
Ripley,Jackson Co.,WV
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Pinch, Kanawha County, West Virginia 25156
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Roy Earnest Booth was born on June 6, 1894 at Higby,Roane Co.,WV. He died in July 1976 at Ripley,Jackson Co.,WV at 82 years old. We know that Roy Earnest Booth had been residing in Pinch, Kanawha County, West Virginia 25156.
Updated: June 22, 2016
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Roy Earnest Booth died in July 1976 at Ripley,Jackson Co.,WV at 82 years old. he was buried in Roane Co.,WV. He was born on June 6, 1894 at Higby,Roane Co.,WV. We have no information about Roy's family or relationships. We know that Roy Earnest Booth had been residing in Pinch, Kanawha County, West Virginia 25156.
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In 1894, in the year that Roy Earnest Booth was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1941, Roy was 47 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1957, by the time he was 63 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1961, he was 67 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1976, in the year of Roy Earnest Booth's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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