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Joseph BOOTHAge: 67 years18211888

Name
Joseph BOOTH
Given names
Joseph
Surname
BOOTH
Birth June 5, 1821 22 17
Text:

Booth Joseph 5 Jun 1821 12 Dec 1888 67 son/Joseph & Hannah (Cooper); b. Parramatta, NSW; h/Matilda (McManis) Parramatta Methodist NSW

Citation details: BOOTH JOSEPH 1341/1821 V18211341 148 JOSEPH HANNAH
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BOOTH JOSEPH 5658/1821 V18215658 1B JOSEPH HANNAH

Birth of a sisterEliza BOOTH
January 21, 1823 (Age 19 months)
Citation details: BOOTH ELIZA 1452/1823 V18231452 148 JOSEPH HANNAH
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BOOTH ELIZA 6117/1823 V18236117 1B JOSEPH HANNAH

Birth of a brotherRobert Cooper BOOTH
about 1825 (Age 3 years)
Citation details: BOOTH ROBERT 9/1825 V18259 10 JOSEPH HANNAH
Birth of a brotherJames T BOOTH
about 1827 (Age 5 years)
Citation details: BOOTH JAMES T 2/1827 V18272 12 JOSEPH HANNAH
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BOOTH JAMES T 8346/1828 V18288346 1C JOSEPH HANNAH

Birth of a brotherGeorge M BOOTH
about 1829 (Age 7 years)
Citation details: BOOTH GEORGE M 107/1829 V1829107 13 JOSEPH HANNAH
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BOOTH GEORGE M 9534/1829 V18299534 1C JOSEPH HANNAH

Birth of a sisterMary E BOOTH
about 1831 (Age 9 years)
Citation details: BOOTH MARY E 118/1831 V1831118 15 JOSEPH HANNAH
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BOOTH MARY E 10896/1831 V183110896 1C JOSEPH HANNAH

Birth of a brotherJohn R BOOTH
about 1833 (Age 11 years)
Citation details: BOOTH JOHN R 122/1833 V1833122 17 JOSEPH HANNAH
Birth of a sisterHannah BOOTH
about 1836 (Age 14 years)
Citation details: BOOTH HANNAH 593/1836 V1836593 20 JOSEPH HANNAH
Birth of a brotherIsaac BOOTH
about 1840 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: BOOTH ISACC 690/1840 V1840690 24A JOSEPH HANNAH
Marriage of a siblingCampbell WHALANEliza BOOTHView this family
Type: Religious marriage
January 29, 1840 (Age 18 years)
Address: St. John's
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: 287/1840 V1840287 24B WHALAN CAMPBELL BOOTH ELIZA CB
Publication: New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966
Birth of a brotherSamuel Marsden BOOTH
August 11, 1842 (Age 21 years)
Citation details: BOOTH SAMUEL 2453/1842 V18422453 26A JOSEPH HANNAH
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Booth Samuel Marsden 11 Aug 1842 14 Oct 1899 57 son/Joseph & Hannah (Cooper); b. Parramatta, NSW; h/Emma (Whalan) Rookwood Anglican NSW Zone B 04 735

Birth of a sisterElizabeth BOOTH
August 11, 1842 (Age 21 years)
Citation details: BOOTH ELIZABETH 2454/1842 V18422454 26A JOSEPH HANNAH
Religious marriageMatilda McMANISView this family
about 1844 (Age 22 years)
Address: Field of Mars
Religion: Wesleyan Methodist
Citation details: 157/1844 V1844157 84 BOOTH JOSEPH MC MANIS MATILDA IB
Birth of a brotherFrederick G BOOTH
about 1844 (Age 22 years)
Citation details: BOOTH FREDRICK G 1222/1844 V18441222 28 JOSEPH HANNAH
Birth of a brotherJosiah BOOTH
about 1848 (Age 26 years)
Citation details: BOOTH JOSIAH 983/1848 V1848983 33A JOSEPH HANNAH
Birth of a sisterRebecca BOOTH
about 1849 (Age 27 years)
Citation details: BOOTH REBECCA 691/1849 V1849691 24A JOSEPH HANNAH
Birth of a brotherWilliam BOOTH
about 1853 (Age 31 years)
Citation details: BOOTH WILLIAM 702/1853 V1853702 22 JOSEPH HANNAH
Marriage of a siblingRobert Cooper BOOTHElizabeth STOWView this family
Type: Religious marriage
about 1854 (Age 32 years)
Address: Field of Mars
Religion: Wesleyan
Citation details: 553/1854 V1854553 123 BOOTH ROBERT STOW ELIZABETH IB
Death of a sisterEliza BOOTH
July 9, 1857 (Age 36 years)
Citation details: WHALEN ELIZA 3944/1857 JOSEPH HANNAH PARRAMATTA
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a siblingSamuel Marsden BOOTHEmma WHALANView this family
about 1868 (Age 46 years)
Citation details: 2388/1868 BOOTH SAMUEL WHALAN EMMA HARTLEY
Death of a motherHannah COOPER
November 23, 1874 (Age 53 years)
Citation details: BOOTH HANNAH 7238/1874 ROBERT DIED PARRAMATTA PARRAMATTA
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial of a motherHannah COOPER
November 25, 1874 (Age 53 years)
Address: Cem Portion 1A Cem Row 8
Cemetery: Rookwood Necropolis - Old Wesleyan
Religion: Wesleyan
Text:

Booth (Cooper) Hannah 1804 23 Nov 1874 70 dau/Robert & Ellen; b. Devon, England; w/Joseph Rookwood Old Wesleyan NSW 1A 8

Death of a fatherJoseph BOOTH
October 10, 1885 (Age 64 years)
Citation details: BOOTH JOSEPH 8887/1885 JOSEPH DIED PARRAMATTA PARRAMATTA
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial of a fatherJoseph BOOTH
October 12, 1885 (Age 64 years)
Address: Cem Portion 1A Cem Row 8
Cemetery: Rookwood Necopolis - Old Wesleyan
Religion: Wesleyan
Booth - Joseph
Booth - Joseph

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Civic Activites
Alderman and mayor for many years
before 1888 (Age 66 years)
Agency: Parramatta Civic Council
Publication: Cumberland Mercury (Parramatta, NSW : 1875 - 1895)
Citation details: Saturday 15 December 1888, page 6
Text:

Obituary.

THE LATE MR. JOSEPH BOOTH.

Mr. JOSEPH BOOTH, one of the most widely known and highly respected residents of Parramatta, breathed his last on Wednesday afternoon at his residence, Hunter-street. His death, which was due to congestion of the lungs, from which he had been suffering for four or five months, was not unexpected. On Friday (yesterday) week, indeed, the deceased gentleman had his children and relatives called together, and, in anticipation of passing away, bade them all good-bye. At the time of his death Mr. Booth was 68 years of age. He was the eldest son of the late Joseph Booth, who for so many years carried on business in Parra-matta as a tailor, and he received his education at the school kept by Mr. J. S. Staff. Apprenticed to the late Mr. John McManis, he ultimately succeeded to his wheelwright's business, and also married the daughter of Mr. McManis. With the exception of a temporary sojourn at the Fish River before his marriage, Mr. Booth spent the whole of his life in Parramatta. He had eleven children, nine of whom are now living, viz., four sons and five daughters. One of his sons is in the Railway Department, another is in the Postal service, and a third in the Australian Joint Stock Bank, Sydney. Mr. Booth took for many years a prominent part in nearly all useful and philanthropical movements initiated in Parramatta. He was twice Mayor of the borough, and carried out the duties of his office with conscientiousness and zeal. For fifteen consecutive years he served his native town as an alderman ; and he also was a member of the Municipal Council of Prospect and Sherwood, since the year 1875. He was Mayor of that Municipality in 1878. For the last nine years Mr. Booth held the office of Treasurer of the Borough of Parramatta—a position which, it will be remembered he resigned about a week or two ago. At the time of his death he held the same position in the Municipal Council of Prospect and Sherwood. Mr. Booth, who was a most consistent and earnest Christian, and filled several important offices in connection with the Wesleyan Methodist Church, of which he was a member. He was a trustee of the new Church, a class leader, and was con-nected with the Macquarie-street Sunday-school for a period of over 40 years, during 30 years of which he acted as Superintendent of the school with entire acceptance. No man was more attentive to or more zealous in the execution of his duty than the late Mr. Booth ; during the whole of his lengthened connection-with the Macquarie-street School, he was never absent from his post save on two occasions. The deceased was essentially gentle, earnest and unassuming ; of truly pious disposition, and a zealous member of the Wesleyan Church ; yet he never permitted his zeal to degenerate into narrow-mindedness or bigotry, or lead him into intolerance. He was truly one of these who do good by stealth, and there are few men of whom it can be more accurately said that he never lived for himself. During his illness, Mr. Booth was attended by Drs. Waugh and Brown, and although he did not suffer very much pain, he became towards the end completely worn out.

THE FUNERAL

His funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, and was very largely attended. The services at the Wesleyan Church were conducted by the Revs. J. Clifton, Oram, J. Caldwell, and P. J. Stephen, the first-named gentleman delivering an address setting forth the worth and consistency of the deceased, and alluding to the good work done by him in connection with the Church. The choir rendered hymns 711, 246, and 700, which had been specially selected by Mr. Booth for the occasion some days prior to his death. The same clergyman officiated at the grave, Mr. Caldwell offering up a special prayer. The attendance at the funeral was very large indeed, and testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held. Among those present were the Mayor and all the aldermen of the Borough of Parramatta, and several of the members of the Prospect and Sherwood Council. . We also noticed the Rev. P. S. Young (Primitive Methodist), Messrs. A. Payten, P. Miller, Hunt, J. Y. Mills, Manton, W. Fullagar, Gilbert Smith and many other prominent citizens.

MOTIONS OF EULOGY AND CONDOLENCE.

Alderman Hugh Taylor hatt given notioe that he will at the next meeting of the Parramatta Borough Council move 1. That this Council expresses its deep regret at the death of tbe late Alderman Joseph Booth, who for many years occupied a seat at the Council table, who was twice Mayor of the Borough, and up to a recent date filled also the office of Treasurer; and that—as by his unassuming deportment, honesty of purpose, kindly disposition, and the zeal he ever displayed in advocating the interests of his native town, he endeared hinmlf to the aldermen with whom he was so long aisxdsted —the Council places upon record an acknowledgement ot his worth and its sorrow at his decease. 2. And, contingent on the above,—That His Worship the Mayor be respectfully requested to cause a letter of condolence to be transmitted to the widow of the deceased Alderman, embracing the substance of the proceeding resolution.

Death December 12, 1888 (Age 67 years)
Citation details: BOOTH JOSEPH 8649/1888 JOSEPH HANNAH PARRAMATTA
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial December 13, 1888 (1 day after death)
Address: Cem Portion 1A Cem Row 8
Cemetery: Walter Lawry Methodist Memorial Park (Wesleyan Parramatta)
Religion: Wesleyan
Publication: Cumberland Mercury (Parramatta, NSW : 1875 - 1895)
Citation details: Saturday 15 December 1888, page 6
Text:

Obituary.

THE LATE MR. JOSEPH BOOTH.

Mr. JOSEPH BOOTH, one of the most widely known and highly respected residents of Parramatta, breathed his last on Wednesday afternoon at his residence, Hunter-street. His death, which was due to congestion of the lungs, from which he had been suffering for four or five months, was not unexpected. On Friday (yesterday) week, indeed, the deceased gentleman had his children and relatives called together, and, in anticipation of passing away, bade them all good-bye. At the time of his death Mr. Booth was 68 years of age. He was the eldest son of the late Joseph Booth, who for so many years carried on business in Parra-matta as a tailor, and he received his education at the school kept by Mr. J. S. Staff. Apprenticed to the late Mr. John McManis, he ultimately succeeded to his wheelwright's business, and also married the daughter of Mr. McManis. With the exception of a temporary sojourn at the Fish River before his marriage, Mr. Booth spent the whole of his life in Parramatta. He had eleven children, nine of whom are now living, viz., four sons and five daughters. One of his sons is in the Railway Department, another is in the Postal service, and a third in the Australian Joint Stock Bank, Sydney. Mr. Booth took for many years a prominent part in nearly all useful and philanthropical movements initiated in Parramatta. He was twice Mayor of the borough, and carried out the duties of his office with conscientiousness and zeal. For fifteen consecutive years he served his native town as an alderman ; and he also was a member of the Municipal Council of Prospect and Sherwood, since the year 1875. He was Mayor of that Municipality in 1878. For the last nine years Mr. Booth held the office of Treasurer of the Borough of Parramatta—a position which, it will be remembered he resigned about a week or two ago. At the time of his death he held the same position in the Municipal Council of Prospect and Sherwood. Mr. Booth, who was a most consistent and earnest Christian, and filled several important offices in connection with the Wesleyan Methodist Church, of which he was a member. He was a trustee of the new Church, a class leader, and was con-nected with the Macquarie-street Sunday-school for a period of over 40 years, during 30 years of which he acted as Superintendent of the school with entire acceptance. No man was more attentive to or more zealous in the execution of his duty than the late Mr. Booth ; during the whole of his lengthened connection-with the Macquarie-street School, he was never absent from his post save on two occasions. The deceased was essentially gentle, earnest and unassuming ; of truly pious disposition, and a zealous member of the Wesleyan Church ; yet he never permitted his zeal to degenerate into narrow-mindedness or bigotry, or lead him into intolerance. He was truly one of these who do good by stealth, and there are few men of whom it can be more accurately said that he never lived for himself. During his illness, Mr. Booth was attended by Drs. Waugh and Brown, and although he did not suffer very much pain, he became towards the end completely worn out.

THE FUNERAL

His funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, and was very largely attended. The services at the Wesleyan Church were conducted by the Revs. J. Clifton, Oram, J. Caldwell, and P. J. Stephen, the first-named gentleman delivering an address setting forth the worth and consistency of the deceased, and alluding to the good work done by him in connection with the Church. The choir rendered hymns 711, 246, and 700, which had been specially selected by Mr. Booth for the occasion some days prior to his death. The same clergyman officiated at the grave, Mr. Caldwell offering up a special prayer. The attendance at the funeral was very large indeed, and testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held. Among those present were the Mayor and all the aldermen of the Borough of Parramatta, and several of the members of the Prospect and Sherwood Council. . We also noticed the Rev. P. S. Young (Primitive Methodist), Messrs. A. Payten, P. Miller, Hunt, J. Y. Mills, Manton, W. Fullagar, Gilbert Smith and many other prominent citizens.

MOTIONS OF EULOGY AND CONDOLENCE.

Alderman Hugh Taylor hatt given notioe that he will at the next meeting of the Parramatta Borough Council move 1. That this Council expresses its deep regret at the death of tbe late Alderman Joseph Booth, who for many years occupied a seat at the Council table, who was twice Mayor of the Borough, and up to a recent date filled also the office of Treasurer; and that—as by his unassuming deportment, honesty of purpose, kindly disposition, and the zeal he ever displayed in advocating the interests of his native town, he endeared hinmlf to the aldermen with whom he was so long aisxdsted —the Council places upon record an acknowledgement ot his worth and its sorrow at his decease. 2. And, contingent on the above,—That His Worship the Mayor be respectfully requested to cause a letter of condolence to be transmitted to the widow of the deceased Alderman, embracing the substance of the proceeding resolution.

Text:

Booth Joseph 5 Jun 1821 12 Dec 1888 67 son/Joseph & Hannah (Cooper); b. Parramatta, NSW; h/Matilda (McManis) Parramatta Methodist NSW

Memorial Plaque at the Walter Lawry Methodist Memorial Park
Memorial Plaque at the Walter Lawry Methodist Memorial Park

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Obituary December 15, 1888 (3 days after death)
Publication: Cumberland Mercury (Parramatta, NSW : 1875 - 1895)
Citation details: Saturday 15 December 1888, page 6
Text:

Obituary.

THE LATE MR. JOSEPH BOOTH.

Mr. JOSEPH BOOTH, one of the most widely known and highly respected residents of Parramatta, breathed his last on Wednesday afternoon at his residence, Hunter-street. His death, which was due to congestion of the lungs, from which he had been suffering for four or five months, was not unexpected. On Friday (yesterday) week, indeed, the deceased gentleman had his children and relatives called together, and, in anticipation of passing away, bade them all good-bye. At the time of his death Mr. Booth was 68 years of age. He was the eldest son of the late Joseph Booth, who for so many years carried on business in Parra-matta as a tailor, and he received his education at the school kept by Mr. J. S. Staff. Apprenticed to the late Mr. John McManis, he ultimately succeeded to his wheelwright's business, and also married the daughter of Mr. McManis. With the exception of a temporary sojourn at the Fish River before his marriage, Mr. Booth spent the whole of his life in Parramatta. He had eleven children, nine of whom are now living, viz., four sons and five daughters. One of his sons is in the Railway Department, another is in the Postal service, and a third in the Australian Joint Stock Bank, Sydney. Mr. Booth took for many years a prominent part in nearly all useful and philanthropical movements initiated in Parramatta. He was twice Mayor of the borough, and carried out the duties of his office with conscientiousness and zeal. For fifteen consecutive years he served his native town as an alderman ; and he also was a member of the Municipal Council of Prospect and Sherwood, since the year 1875. He was Mayor of that Municipality in 1878. For the last nine years Mr. Booth held the office of Treasurer of the Borough of Parramatta—a position which, it will be remembered he resigned about a week or two ago. At the time of his death he held the same position in the Municipal Council of Prospect and Sherwood. Mr. Booth, who was a most consistent and earnest Christian, and filled several important offices in connection with the Wesleyan Methodist Church, of which he was a member. He was a trustee of the new Church, a class leader, and was con-nected with the Macquarie-street Sunday-school for a period of over 40 years, during 30 years of which he acted as Superintendent of the school with entire acceptance. No man was more attentive to or more zealous in the execution of his duty than the late Mr. Booth ; during the whole of his lengthened connection-with the Macquarie-street School, he was never absent from his post save on two occasions. The deceased was essentially gentle, earnest and unassuming ; of truly pious disposition, and a zealous member of the Wesleyan Church ; yet he never permitted his zeal to degenerate into narrow-mindedness or bigotry, or lead him into intolerance. He was truly one of these who do good by stealth, and there are few men of whom it can be more accurately said that he never lived for himself. During his illness, Mr. Booth was attended by Drs. Waugh and Brown, and although he did not suffer very much pain, he became towards the end completely worn out.

THE FUNERAL

His funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, and was very largely attended. The services at the Wesleyan Church were conducted by the Revs. J. Clifton, Oram, J. Caldwell, and P. J. Stephen, the first-named gentleman delivering an address setting forth the worth and consistency of the deceased, and alluding to the good work done by him in connection with the Church. The choir rendered hymns 711, 246, and 700, which had been specially selected by Mr. Booth for the occasion some days prior to his death. The same clergyman officiated at the grave, Mr. Caldwell offering up a special prayer. The attendance at the funeral was very large indeed, and testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held. Among those present were the Mayor and all the aldermen of the Borough of Parramatta, and several of the members of the Prospect and Sherwood Council. . We also noticed the Rev. P. S. Young (Primitive Methodist), Messrs. A. Payten, P. Miller, Hunt, J. Y. Mills, Manton, W. Fullagar, Gilbert Smith and many other prominent citizens.

MOTIONS OF EULOGY AND CONDOLENCE.

Alderman Hugh Taylor hatt given notioe that he will at the next meeting of the Parramatta Borough Council move 1. That this Council expresses its deep regret at the death of tbe late Alderman Joseph Booth, who for many years occupied a seat at the Council table, who was twice Mayor of the Borough, and up to a recent date filled also the office of Treasurer; and that—as by his unassuming deportment, honesty of purpose, kindly disposition, and the zeal he ever displayed in advocating the interests of his native town, he endeared hinmlf to the aldermen with whom he was so long aisxdsted —the Council places upon record an acknowledgement ot his worth and its sorrow at his decease. 2. And, contingent on the above,—That His Worship the Mayor be respectfully requested to cause a letter of condolence to be transmitted to the widow of the deceased Alderman, embracing the substance of the proceeding resolution.

Booth - Joseph - Obituary
Booth - Joseph - Obituary

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mother
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Joseph BOOTH
Birth: June 5, 1821 22 17Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 12, 1888Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
20 months
younger sister
Eliza BOOTH
Birth: January 21, 1823 24 19Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 9, 1857Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
Robert Cooper BOOTH
Birth: about 1825 26 21New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 7, 1891Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
James T BOOTH
Birth: about 1827 28 23Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1891Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
George M BOOTH
Birth: about 1829 30 25Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1897Nowra, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
John R BOOTH
Birth: about 1833 34 29Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1900Smithfield, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
Isaac BOOTH
Birth: about 1840 41 36Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1918Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
Family with Matilda McMANIS - View this family
himself
Joseph BOOTH
Birth: June 5, 1821 22 17Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 12, 1888Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
wife
Matilda McMANIS
Birth: about 1830Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 17, 1904Woollahra, , New South Wales, Australia
Marriage: about 1844Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthAustralian Cemeteries Index
Text:

Booth Joseph 5 Jun 1821 12 Dec 1888 67 son/Joseph & Hannah (Cooper); b. Parramatta, NSW; h/Matilda (McManis) Parramatta Methodist NSW

BirthB - Births Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: BOOTH JOSEPH 1341/1821 V18211341 148 JOSEPH HANNAH
Text:

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BOOTH JOSEPH 5658/1821 V18215658 1B JOSEPH HANNAH

BirthHeadstone - Booth - Joseph
MarriageB - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 157/1844 V1844157 84 BOOTH JOSEPH MC MANIS MATILDA IB
Civic ActivitesNewspaper - Cumberland Mercury
Publication: Cumberland Mercury (Parramatta, NSW : 1875 - 1895)
Citation details: Saturday 15 December 1888, page 6
Text:

Obituary.

THE LATE MR. JOSEPH BOOTH.

Mr. JOSEPH BOOTH, one of the most widely known and highly respected residents of Parramatta, breathed his last on Wednesday afternoon at his residence, Hunter-street. His death, which was due to congestion of the lungs, from which he had been suffering for four or five months, was not unexpected. On Friday (yesterday) week, indeed, the deceased gentleman had his children and relatives called together, and, in anticipation of passing away, bade them all good-bye. At the time of his death Mr. Booth was 68 years of age. He was the eldest son of the late Joseph Booth, who for so many years carried on business in Parra-matta as a tailor, and he received his education at the school kept by Mr. J. S. Staff. Apprenticed to the late Mr. John McManis, he ultimately succeeded to his wheelwright's business, and also married the daughter of Mr. McManis. With the exception of a temporary sojourn at the Fish River before his marriage, Mr. Booth spent the whole of his life in Parramatta. He had eleven children, nine of whom are now living, viz., four sons and five daughters. One of his sons is in the Railway Department, another is in the Postal service, and a third in the Australian Joint Stock Bank, Sydney. Mr. Booth took for many years a prominent part in nearly all useful and philanthropical movements initiated in Parramatta. He was twice Mayor of the borough, and carried out the duties of his office with conscientiousness and zeal. For fifteen consecutive years he served his native town as an alderman ; and he also was a member of the Municipal Council of Prospect and Sherwood, since the year 1875. He was Mayor of that Municipality in 1878. For the last nine years Mr. Booth held the office of Treasurer of the Borough of Parramatta—a position which, it will be remembered he resigned about a week or two ago. At the time of his death he held the same position in the Municipal Council of Prospect and Sherwood. Mr. Booth, who was a most consistent and earnest Christian, and filled several important offices in connection with the Wesleyan Methodist Church, of which he was a member. He was a trustee of the new Church, a class leader, and was con-nected with the Macquarie-street Sunday-school for a period of over 40 years, during 30 years of which he acted as Superintendent of the school with entire acceptance. No man was more attentive to or more zealous in the execution of his duty than the late Mr. Booth ; during the whole of his lengthened connection-with the Macquarie-street School, he was never absent from his post save on two occasions. The deceased was essentially gentle, earnest and unassuming ; of truly pious disposition, and a zealous member of the Wesleyan Church ; yet he never permitted his zeal to degenerate into narrow-mindedness or bigotry, or lead him into intolerance. He was truly one of these who do good by stealth, and there are few men of whom it can be more accurately said that he never lived for himself. During his illness, Mr. Booth was attended by Drs. Waugh and Brown, and although he did not suffer very much pain, he became towards the end completely worn out.

THE FUNERAL

His funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, and was very largely attended. The services at the Wesleyan Church were conducted by the Revs. J. Clifton, Oram, J. Caldwell, and P. J. Stephen, the first-named gentleman delivering an address setting forth the worth and consistency of the deceased, and alluding to the good work done by him in connection with the Church. The choir rendered hymns 711, 246, and 700, which had been specially selected by Mr. Booth for the occasion some days prior to his death. The same clergyman officiated at the grave, Mr. Caldwell offering up a special prayer. The attendance at the funeral was very large indeed, and testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held. Among those present were the Mayor and all the aldermen of the Borough of Parramatta, and several of the members of the Prospect and Sherwood Council. . We also noticed the Rev. P. S. Young (Primitive Methodist), Messrs. A. Payten, P. Miller, Hunt, J. Y. Mills, Manton, W. Fullagar, Gilbert Smith and many other prominent citizens.

MOTIONS OF EULOGY AND CONDOLENCE.

Alderman Hugh Taylor hatt given notioe that he will at the next meeting of the Parramatta Borough Council move 1. That this Council expresses its deep regret at the death of tbe late Alderman Joseph Booth, who for many years occupied a seat at the Council table, who was twice Mayor of the Borough, and up to a recent date filled also the office of Treasurer; and that—as by his unassuming deportment, honesty of purpose, kindly disposition, and the zeal he ever displayed in advocating the interests of his native town, he endeared hinmlf to the aldermen with whom he was so long aisxdsted —the Council places upon record an acknowledgement ot his worth and its sorrow at his decease. 2. And, contingent on the above,—That His Worship the Mayor be respectfully requested to cause a letter of condolence to be transmitted to the widow of the deceased Alderman, embracing the substance of the proceeding resolution.

DeathB - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: BOOTH JOSEPH 8649/1888 JOSEPH HANNAH PARRAMATTA
Quality of data: primary evidence
BurialNewspaper - Cumberland Mercury
Publication: Cumberland Mercury (Parramatta, NSW : 1875 - 1895)
Citation details: Saturday 15 December 1888, page 6
Text:

Obituary.

THE LATE MR. JOSEPH BOOTH.

Mr. JOSEPH BOOTH, one of the most widely known and highly respected residents of Parramatta, breathed his last on Wednesday afternoon at his residence, Hunter-street. His death, which was due to congestion of the lungs, from which he had been suffering for four or five months, was not unexpected. On Friday (yesterday) week, indeed, the deceased gentleman had his children and relatives called together, and, in anticipation of passing away, bade them all good-bye. At the time of his death Mr. Booth was 68 years of age. He was the eldest son of the late Joseph Booth, who for so many years carried on business in Parra-matta as a tailor, and he received his education at the school kept by Mr. J. S. Staff. Apprenticed to the late Mr. John McManis, he ultimately succeeded to his wheelwright's business, and also married the daughter of Mr. McManis. With the exception of a temporary sojourn at the Fish River before his marriage, Mr. Booth spent the whole of his life in Parramatta. He had eleven children, nine of whom are now living, viz., four sons and five daughters. One of his sons is in the Railway Department, another is in the Postal service, and a third in the Australian Joint Stock Bank, Sydney. Mr. Booth took for many years a prominent part in nearly all useful and philanthropical movements initiated in Parramatta. He was twice Mayor of the borough, and carried out the duties of his office with conscientiousness and zeal. For fifteen consecutive years he served his native town as an alderman ; and he also was a member of the Municipal Council of Prospect and Sherwood, since the year 1875. He was Mayor of that Municipality in 1878. For the last nine years Mr. Booth held the office of Treasurer of the Borough of Parramatta—a position which, it will be remembered he resigned about a week or two ago. At the time of his death he held the same position in the Municipal Council of Prospect and Sherwood. Mr. Booth, who was a most consistent and earnest Christian, and filled several important offices in connection with the Wesleyan Methodist Church, of which he was a member. He was a trustee of the new Church, a class leader, and was con-nected with the Macquarie-street Sunday-school for a period of over 40 years, during 30 years of which he acted as Superintendent of the school with entire acceptance. No man was more attentive to or more zealous in the execution of his duty than the late Mr. Booth ; during the whole of his lengthened connection-with the Macquarie-street School, he was never absent from his post save on two occasions. The deceased was essentially gentle, earnest and unassuming ; of truly pious disposition, and a zealous member of the Wesleyan Church ; yet he never permitted his zeal to degenerate into narrow-mindedness or bigotry, or lead him into intolerance. He was truly one of these who do good by stealth, and there are few men of whom it can be more accurately said that he never lived for himself. During his illness, Mr. Booth was attended by Drs. Waugh and Brown, and although he did not suffer very much pain, he became towards the end completely worn out.

THE FUNERAL

His funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, and was very largely attended. The services at the Wesleyan Church were conducted by the Revs. J. Clifton, Oram, J. Caldwell, and P. J. Stephen, the first-named gentleman delivering an address setting forth the worth and consistency of the deceased, and alluding to the good work done by him in connection with the Church. The choir rendered hymns 711, 246, and 700, which had been specially selected by Mr. Booth for the occasion some days prior to his death. The same clergyman officiated at the grave, Mr. Caldwell offering up a special prayer. The attendance at the funeral was very large indeed, and testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held. Among those present were the Mayor and all the aldermen of the Borough of Parramatta, and several of the members of the Prospect and Sherwood Council. . We also noticed the Rev. P. S. Young (Primitive Methodist), Messrs. A. Payten, P. Miller, Hunt, J. Y. Mills, Manton, W. Fullagar, Gilbert Smith and many other prominent citizens.

MOTIONS OF EULOGY AND CONDOLENCE.

Alderman Hugh Taylor hatt given notioe that he will at the next meeting of the Parramatta Borough Council move 1. That this Council expresses its deep regret at the death of tbe late Alderman Joseph Booth, who for many years occupied a seat at the Council table, who was twice Mayor of the Borough, and up to a recent date filled also the office of Treasurer; and that—as by his unassuming deportment, honesty of purpose, kindly disposition, and the zeal he ever displayed in advocating the interests of his native town, he endeared hinmlf to the aldermen with whom he was so long aisxdsted —the Council places upon record an acknowledgement ot his worth and its sorrow at his decease. 2. And, contingent on the above,—That His Worship the Mayor be respectfully requested to cause a letter of condolence to be transmitted to the widow of the deceased Alderman, embracing the substance of the proceeding resolution.

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Booth Joseph 5 Jun 1821 12 Dec 1888 67 son/Joseph & Hannah (Cooper); b. Parramatta, NSW; h/Matilda (McManis) Parramatta Methodist NSW

ObituaryNewspaper - Cumberland Mercury
Publication: Cumberland Mercury (Parramatta, NSW : 1875 - 1895)
Citation details: Saturday 15 December 1888, page 6
Text:

Obituary.

THE LATE MR. JOSEPH BOOTH.

Mr. JOSEPH BOOTH, one of the most widely known and highly respected residents of Parramatta, breathed his last on Wednesday afternoon at his residence, Hunter-street. His death, which was due to congestion of the lungs, from which he had been suffering for four or five months, was not unexpected. On Friday (yesterday) week, indeed, the deceased gentleman had his children and relatives called together, and, in anticipation of passing away, bade them all good-bye. At the time of his death Mr. Booth was 68 years of age. He was the eldest son of the late Joseph Booth, who for so many years carried on business in Parra-matta as a tailor, and he received his education at the school kept by Mr. J. S. Staff. Apprenticed to the late Mr. John McManis, he ultimately succeeded to his wheelwright's business, and also married the daughter of Mr. McManis. With the exception of a temporary sojourn at the Fish River before his marriage, Mr. Booth spent the whole of his life in Parramatta. He had eleven children, nine of whom are now living, viz., four sons and five daughters. One of his sons is in the Railway Department, another is in the Postal service, and a third in the Australian Joint Stock Bank, Sydney. Mr. Booth took for many years a prominent part in nearly all useful and philanthropical movements initiated in Parramatta. He was twice Mayor of the borough, and carried out the duties of his office with conscientiousness and zeal. For fifteen consecutive years he served his native town as an alderman ; and he also was a member of the Municipal Council of Prospect and Sherwood, since the year 1875. He was Mayor of that Municipality in 1878. For the last nine years Mr. Booth held the office of Treasurer of the Borough of Parramatta—a position which, it will be remembered he resigned about a week or two ago. At the time of his death he held the same position in the Municipal Council of Prospect and Sherwood. Mr. Booth, who was a most consistent and earnest Christian, and filled several important offices in connection with the Wesleyan Methodist Church, of which he was a member. He was a trustee of the new Church, a class leader, and was con-nected with the Macquarie-street Sunday-school for a period of over 40 years, during 30 years of which he acted as Superintendent of the school with entire acceptance. No man was more attentive to or more zealous in the execution of his duty than the late Mr. Booth ; during the whole of his lengthened connection-with the Macquarie-street School, he was never absent from his post save on two occasions. The deceased was essentially gentle, earnest and unassuming ; of truly pious disposition, and a zealous member of the Wesleyan Church ; yet he never permitted his zeal to degenerate into narrow-mindedness or bigotry, or lead him into intolerance. He was truly one of these who do good by stealth, and there are few men of whom it can be more accurately said that he never lived for himself. During his illness, Mr. Booth was attended by Drs. Waugh and Brown, and although he did not suffer very much pain, he became towards the end completely worn out.

THE FUNERAL

His funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, and was very largely attended. The services at the Wesleyan Church were conducted by the Revs. J. Clifton, Oram, J. Caldwell, and P. J. Stephen, the first-named gentleman delivering an address setting forth the worth and consistency of the deceased, and alluding to the good work done by him in connection with the Church. The choir rendered hymns 711, 246, and 700, which had been specially selected by Mr. Booth for the occasion some days prior to his death. The same clergyman officiated at the grave, Mr. Caldwell offering up a special prayer. The attendance at the funeral was very large indeed, and testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held. Among those present were the Mayor and all the aldermen of the Borough of Parramatta, and several of the members of the Prospect and Sherwood Council. . We also noticed the Rev. P. S. Young (Primitive Methodist), Messrs. A. Payten, P. Miller, Hunt, J. Y. Mills, Manton, W. Fullagar, Gilbert Smith and many other prominent citizens.

MOTIONS OF EULOGY AND CONDOLENCE.

Alderman Hugh Taylor hatt given notioe that he will at the next meeting of the Parramatta Borough Council move 1. That this Council expresses its deep regret at the death of tbe late Alderman Joseph Booth, who for many years occupied a seat at the Council table, who was twice Mayor of the Borough, and up to a recent date filled also the office of Treasurer; and that—as by his unassuming deportment, honesty of purpose, kindly disposition, and the zeal he ever displayed in advocating the interests of his native town, he endeared hinmlf to the aldermen with whom he was so long aisxdsted —the Council places upon record an acknowledgement ot his worth and its sorrow at his decease. 2. And, contingent on the above,—That His Worship the Mayor be respectfully requested to cause a letter of condolence to be transmitted to the widow of the deceased Alderman, embracing the substance of the proceeding resolution.

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