91st PA: Osborn Booth

Osborn Booth

Before the war

He was born on 13 November 1837, in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, to Isaac Booth and Mary McCay. [sources: date: 11, 15, 19; 3 (25 in 1863), 4 (41 in 1880), 8 (12 in 1850), 9 (22 in 1860), 10 (31 in 1870), 11 (62 in 1900), 12 (72 in 1910), 13 (82 in 1920). place: 3, 4, 8, 11, 15 (Del Cty PA), 19 (Bethel, Delaware, PA). parents: 8, 9, 15, 19 (Edwin Gilliam Booth and Sally Tanner Jones)]

In 1850, he was living in Bethel Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Isaac and Mary Ann Booth, who were presumably his parents. He had attended school within the year. [source: 8]

In 1860, he was living in Bethel, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The census does not list an occupation for him. He was still living with Isaac and Mary Ann Booth. [source: 9]

He married Catherine S [unknown family name] in 1860 or 1861. She was born in June 1841, in Delaware. They had four known children:

[sources: 4, 11 (4 children 3 alive), 12 (4 children 2 alive), 19 (Katherine S Pierce)]

When he enlisted, he was a carpenter. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, gray eyes, and brown hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 13 July 1863 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His enlistment was credited to the second congressional district. [sources: 1, 3, 5, 6, 20]

He was transferred from company H of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry to the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, by special order 138, headquarters, Army of the Potomac (dated 1 June 1865). He was a private in company A of the 91st Pennsylvania. [sources: 1, 5, 20]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was a private, in company A. [sources: 1, 5, 20]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in South Chester Borough, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He was a carpenter, and owned $200 in personal property. He was living with his wife Kate, and three children (presumably theirs): Mary, Gretta, and Phoebe. [sources: 10]

In 1880, he was living in Concord, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He was "working at carpentering". He was living with his wife Kate, daughters Mary, Greta, Lizzie, and Oda, and one other person. [source: 4]

In 1890, he was living in Concord Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. [source: 6]

He applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 12 September 1892 and on 18 March 1907. [sources: 2, 7]

In 1900, he was living in Concord Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer. He was living with his wife Catherine and daughter Elizabeth. [source: 11]

In 1910, he was living in Glenolden Borough, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, with his wife, his daughter Elizabeth, and his son-in-law William Harrison. He had no occupation. [source: 12]

In 1920, he was living at 5904 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He had no occupation. He was living with his wife Katherine, and daughter Elizabeth. [source: 13]

On 19 January 1921, his wife Katharine Booth, died. She was buried in St John's Episcopal Church and Cemetery, Glen Mills, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. [source: 17]

He died on 18 January 1924, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was retired. He died of chronic nephritis, with anasarca contributing. On 21 January 1924, he was buried, in St John's Episcopal Church and Cemetery, Glen Mills, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 2, 14, 15, 16, 18]

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Osborn Booth)

2 pension index, by regiment (Osborn Booth)

3 company A descriptive roll, entry 182 (Osborn Booth)

4 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Concord, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 31, page 561 = 18 handwritten (Osborne Boothe)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Osborn Booth)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Concord Township, supervisor's district [2], enumeration district [20], page 2 (Osborn Booth)

7 pension index, by name (Osborn Booth)

8 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Bethel Township, page 120 (Osborn Booth)

9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Bethel, page 51 = 47 handwritten (Auburn Booth)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, South Chester Borough, microfilm series M593, film 1336 page 191 = 16 handwritten (Osborn Booth)

11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Concord Township, microfilm series T623, film 1405, page 121 = sheet 15 [?] handwritten, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 163 [?] (Osborn Booth)

12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Glenolden Boro, microfilm series T624, film 1340, pages 1B to 2A, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 139 (Osborn Booth)

13 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 46th ward, microfilm series T625, film 1647, page 37 = 9A handwritten, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1766 (Osborn Booth)

14 Pennsylvania death indices, 1924 ("OSBORN BOOTH PHILA B 300 51 1 18 24 8976")

15 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 18 January 1924, file number 8976 (Osborn Booth)

16 Find a grave, memorial 38504439, created by Joz, added 18 June 2009, accessed 29 April 2013 [includes a photo of the headstone, which mentions his service in the 118th PA] (Osborn Booth)

17 Find a grave, memorial 38504426, created by Joz, added 18 June 2009, accessed 29 April 2013 (Katharine Booth)

18 Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999 (Osborne Booth)

19 'Cranford/Caldwell', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Betty, updated 19 June 2012, accessed 29 April 2013 (Branch Osborne Booth)

20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Osborn Booth)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 29 April 2013)

Display


Osborn Booth in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Osborn Booth in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Bethel Township, page 120 (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since (1) the apparent parents match the parents listed in the death certificate]
line456789
Dwelling number38     
Family number39     
NameIsaac BoothMary Ann "Phebe Ann "Osborn "Isaac L. "Nathan M. "
Age40391712102
SexMFFMMM
Color      
OccupationLaborer     
Value of real estate owned700     
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa
Married within year      
Attended school within year  111 
Over 20 & can't read/write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Bethel, page 51 = 47 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since (1) the apparent parents match the parents listed in the death certificate]
line3233343536
Dwellings visited335    
Families visited336    
NameIsaac BoothMary "Ausburn [sic] "Isaac L "William M "
Age5149222012
Sexmfmmm
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer    
Real estate owned1.000    
Value of personal estate350    
Place of birthPa""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, South Chester Borough, microfilm series M593, film 1336 page 191 = 16 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since (1) the spouse and children match those listed in the 1880 census]
line456789
Dwelling-house number114     
Family number122     
NameBooth, Osborn" Kate" Mary" Gretta M" Phebe L.Pierre [?] Mary W.
Age3129833/1259
Sex" [sc. M]F""""
Color" [sc. W]"""""
OccupationCarpenterKeeping HouseAt Home" "" "" "
Real estate value      
Personal estate value200     
Birthplace" [sc. Penn]DelPenna""Md
Father foreign born     1
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year    March 
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year  1   
Can't read      
Can't write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Concord, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 31, page 561 = 18 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since (1) the location matches his location in 1890]
line31323334353637
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #117      
family visit #120      
nameBoothe, Osborne- Kate- Mary- Greta- Lizzie- OdaSmith William
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFFFM
age4137171310729
month born if born in year       
relationship WifedaughterdaughterdaughterdaughterBoarder
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationWorks at CarpenteringKeeping houseat homeat schoolat school Farm laborer
months unemployed       
currently ill?      ankle out of joint
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled      1
school this year  1111 
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennaDelawarePennaPennaPennaPennaDelaware
father's birthplacePennaDelawarePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaMarylandDelawareDelawareDelawareDelawarePenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Concord Township, supervisor's district [2], enumeration district [20], page 2 (FamilySearch)]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 118th]

[line] 19
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Osborn Booth
[rank] private
[company] H
[unit] 118 Pa. vol.
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] Ward Del. Co Pa.
[post office address] " " [sc. not any]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Concord Township, microfilm series T623, film 1405, page 121 = sheet 15 [?] handwritten, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 163 [?] (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since (1) the location matches his location in 1890]
line555657
street   
house number   
dwelling number284  
family number284  
nameBooth Osborn- Catherine S- Elizabeth
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateNov 1837June 1841Mar 1870
age625830
married?MMS
# years married3939 
mother of how many children? 4 
# of children living 3 
birthplacePennsylvaniaDelawarePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaDelawarePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaMarylandDelaware
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationFarmer School Teacher
# months not employed0 3
# months in school   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedM  
farm/houseF  
# of farm schedule[illegible]  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Glenolden Boro, microfilm series T624, film 1340, pages 1B to 2A, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 139 (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since (1) Katherine and Elizabeth match the people in the 1900 census]
line989910012345
streetSo Scott AveSo Scott Ave
house nr218       
dwelling nr20       
family nr21       
nameHarrison William H- Katherine L- Wilda H- Greta BBooth, Osborn- Katherine- ElizabethDenial [?] Ella
relationshipHeadDaughterDaughterDaughterFather-in-lawMother-in-lawSister-in-lawServant
sexMFFFMFFF
colorWWWWWWWB
age4518171572683222
marital statusWdSSSM1M1SS
#years present marriage    4949  
mother of # children     4  
mother of # living children     2  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaVirginia
father's birthplaceNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaDelawarePennsylvaniaVirginia
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMarylandPennsylvaniaVirginia
immigrated        
naturalized/alien        
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationAttorneyStenographerNoneNoneNoneNoneTeacherCook
nature of industry etc.Trust CompanySeed Store    Public SchoolPrivate Family
employer etc.WW    WW
out of work 15 Apr 1910?NoNo [?]    NoNo
# weeks out of work 1909[illegible][illegible]    00
can readYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09 NoYesYes    
owned/rentedO       
owned free or mortagagedM       
farm/houseH       
nr on farm schedule        
civil war vet        
blind        
deaf & dumb        

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 46th ward, microfilm series T625, film 1647, page 37 = 9A handwritten, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1766 (FamilySearch)]
[identification is probable, since (1) Katherine and Elizabeth match the people in the 1910 census, and (2) the location and Elizabeth's name match the address in the death certificate]
line567
streetSpruce St
house number5904  
dwelling visit number174  
family visit number204  
nameBooth Osborn- Katharine- Elizabeth
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
own/rentO  
free/mortgaged (if owned)M  
sexMFF
raceWWW
age at last birthday827849
marital statusMMS
year of immigration   
naturalized/alien   
year of naturalization   
attended school since Sept 1919NoNoNo
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaDelawareDelaware
native language   
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaDelawarePennsylvania
father's native language   
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaMarylandDelaware
mother's native language   
can speak Englishyesyesyes
occupationNoneNonePrinciple [sic]
industry, business  Public School
employment status  W
number of farm schedule   

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 13 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Booth, Osborn
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118 Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 18 January 1924, file number 8976, Osborn Booth]
[transcribed 29 April 2013; received from Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records]

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 8976
Registered No. 1454
1. PLACE OF DEATH
County of Philada
City of Philada
Registration District No. 46
Primary Registration District No. [blank]
(No. 5904 Spruce St., [blank] Ward)
2. FULL NAME Osborn Booth

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Widowed
6. DATE OF BIRTH Nov 13 1837
7. AGE yrs. 86 mos. 2 ds. 5
8. OCCUPATION Retired
9. BIRTHPLACE Del. Co. Pa.
10. NAME OF FATHER Isaac Booth
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Del. Co.
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Mary McCay
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Del. Co. Pa.
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
(Informant) Elizabeth Booth
(Address) 5904 Spruce St. Phila
15. Filed JAN 21 1924 C Lawrence Dep Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH (Month) 1 (Day) 18 (Year) 1924
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Jan. 1920 to 1/18 1924 that I last saw him alive on 1/17/ 1924, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 7 A.M.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: Chronic Nephritis (Duration) 4 yrs.
Contributory (Secondary) Anasarca (Duration) 1 yrs.
(Signed) W Dam [?] M.D.
1/19 1924 (Address) [illegible] Hosp
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (For Hospitals, Institutions, Transients, or Recent Residents). [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL St John's Cemtry [??] Concordville
DATE OF BURIAL Jan 21 1924
20. UNDERTAKER R P Cloud
ADDRESS Marcus Hook

Pennsylvania veterans burial cards

[Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999]
[transcribed 29 April 2013, from Ancestry]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Delaware County
NAME BOOTH, Osborne
DATE OF BIRTH 1838
DATE OF DEATH 1-18-1924
ORGANIZATION(S) Co.H, 118th Pa. Vet. Vol. Co.A, 91st Pa. Vet. Vol.
RANK Pvt. "
CEMETERY NAME St. John LOCATION Concord, Del. Co., Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY
SECTION E
LOT No. 12
RANGE 2
GRAVE No. 3
HEADSTONE FAMILY (X)
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Bates, Vol. 3, Pg. 195.
DATE [blank]
REMARKS [blank]

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