Winifred Booth (1901 - 1991)

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Stephen G. Booth family

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Laura J.Booth

Laura J.Booth

Matthew Booth

Matthew Booth

Stephen G & Mathew Booth

Stephen G & Mathew Booth

Stephen & Laura Booth

Stephen & Laura Booth

Martin Booth

Martin Booth

Ailsa Georgina Booth-Jones, 1915

Ailsa Georgina Booth-Jones, 1915

Anaconda High School Seniors

Anaconda High School Seniors

Shirley Booth

Shirley Booth

George Booth

George Booth

Barbara Booth

Barbara Booth

Joseph and Lillian

Joseph and Lillian

Edward Money, William Dildine, Harold Booth

Edward Money, William Dildine, Harold Booth

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JOSEPH EARNEST BOOTH & NELLIE ROSE MAWYER BOOTH Stephen G. Booth family Laura J.Booth Matthew Booth

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1901 - In the year that Winifred Booth was born, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

1905 - At the age of only 4 years old, Winifred was alive when the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

1911 - By the time she was only 10 years old, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

1935 - By the time she was 34 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

1991 - In the year of Winifred Booth's passing, on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

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Winifred Booth passed away on May 29, 1991 at age 89. No cause of death has been listed for Winifred. She was born on August 29, 1901. We are unaware of information about Winifred's family.

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