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Hiram Evans Booth

25 October 1860–9 July 1940

Born 25 Oct. 1860 near Postville, Clayton Co., Iowa.[1] Son of Joseph Booth and Caroline Bishop.[2] Married first Carrie May Robinson, 24 Aug. 1886, at Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa.[3] Passed the Iowa bar, 1885; attorney in Carson, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, 1885–1888.[4] Editor and publisher of the Carson Critic and publisher of the Pottawattamie School Journal, 1885–1887, in Carson.[5] Wife died, 30 Dec. 1887, at Carson.[6] Moved to Salt Lake City, 1888; passed the Utah bar, 1889.[7] Married second Lillian B. Redhead, 28 May 1889, at Postville.[8] Elected to the final Utah territorial legislature, 1894.[9] Addressed a Republican rally in South Cottonwood, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, with EBW, 23 Sept. 1895.[10] EBW wrote to him, 3 Nov. 1895.[11] Elected to represent District 6 in the first Utah Senate, 1896.[12] Appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt as U.S. district attorney for Utah, 1906; reappointed by President William Howard Taft, 1910.[13] Removed from office after President Woodrow Wilson was elected, 1913.[14] President of the Intermountain Republican newspaper, 1905; paper merged with the Salt Lake Herald to become the Herald-Republican, 1909.[15] Appointed judge advocate general for Utah, 1909.[16] Moved to Los Angeles, where he was admitted to the bar, 1922.[17] Died 9 July 1940 in Los Angeles.[18]

 

[1] Linn Co., IA, Clerk of the District Court, Marriage Records, 1840–1928, vol. 4, p. 208, line 1508, 24 Aug. 1886, Hiram E. Booth and Carrie M. Robinson, microfilm 984047, DGS 4309794, image 565/576, FHL. Franklin Harper, ed., Who’s Who on the Pacific Coast (Los Angeles: Harper, 1913), 59. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 8 July 2020), Hiram Evans Booth (K8DV-VSG).

[2] Linn Co., IA, Clerk of the District Court, Marriage Records, 1840–1928, vol. 4, p. 208, line 1508, 24 Aug. 1886, Hiram E. Booth and Carrie M. Robinson, microfilm 984047, DGS 4309794, image 565/576, FHL. 1870 U.S. Census, Grand Meadow Township, Clayton Co., IA, p. 15, Hiram Booth.

[3] Linn Co., IA, Clerk of the District Court, Marriage Records, 1840–1928, vol. 4, p. 208, line 1508, 24 Aug. 1886, Hiram E. Booth and Carrie M. Robinson, microfilm 984047, DGS 4309794, image 565/576, FHL. “Booth—Robinson,” Evening Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA), 25 Aug. 1896, 4.

[4] “Booth, Hiram Evans,” Press Reference Library (Western Edition) . . . (New York: International News Service, 1915), 2:246.

[5] Rowell’s American Newspaper Directory . . . (New York: George P. Rowell, 1887), 210, 871. Franklin Harper, ed., Who’s Who on the Pacific Coast (Los Angeles: Harper, 1913), 59. “Booth, Hiram Evans,” Press Reference Library (Western Edition) . . . (New York: International News Service, 1915), 2:246.

[6] “Died,” Postville (IA) Review, 14 Jan. 1888, 3.

[7] “Booth, Hiram Evans,” Press Reference Library (Western Edition) . . . (New York: International News Service, 1915), 2:246. “Hiram Evans Booth,” History of the Bench and Bar of Utah (Salt Lake City: Interstate Press Association, 1913), 115.

[8] Allamakee Co., IA, Clerk of the District Court, Marriage Records, 1845–1928, vol. 6, 1887–1895, p. 132, Hiram E. Booth and Lillian B. Redhead, microfilm 1479483, DGS 4320533, image 1312/1427, FHL. “Married,” Postville (IA) Review, 1 June 1889, 3.

[9] “Hiram E. Booth,” Territory of Utah Legislative Assembly Rosters, database (https://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/legislative-assembly.htm, accessed 6 July 2020). “Our Lawmakers,” Provo Daily Enquirer (Provo, Utah Territory), 10 Jan. 1894, 1.

[10] EBW, Diary, 23 Sept. 1895. “South Cottonwood Rally,” Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Sept. 1895, 6.

[11] EBW, Diary, 3 Nov. 1895, Memoranda.

[12] “Hiram E. Booth,” Utah State Legislature 1896 (https://le.utah.gov/asp/roster/roster.asp, accessed 6 July 2020).

[13] “Hiram E. Booth (1906–1913),” United States Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Utah (https://www.justice.gov/usao-ut/history#booth, accessed 6 July 2020). “H. E. Booth Renominated,” Deseret Evening News (Salt Lake City), 23 June 1910, 5. “Booth, Hiram Evans,” Press Reference Library (Western Edition) . . . (New York: International News Service, 1915), 2:246.

[14] “H. E. Booth Declines to Resign Position,” Evening Telegram (Salt Lake City), 12 Nov. 1913, 12. “Hiram E. Booth (1906–1913),” United States Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Utah (https://www.justice.gov/usao-ut/history#booth, accessed 6 July 2020).

[15] “Booth, Hiram Evans,” Press Reference Library (Western Edition) . . . (New York: International News Service, 1915), 2:246.

[16] “Hiram E. Booth (1906–1913),” United States Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Utah (https://www.justice.gov/usao-ut/history#booth, accessed 6 July 2020).

[17] “Former S.L. Attorney Dies,” Deseret News (Salt Lake City), 11 July 1940, 5. Roll of Attorneys, District Court of Appeal, Second District, vol. 1, p. 28, California State Archives, Sacramento (https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9207&h=222896&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=Khs2743&_phstart=successSource, accessed 7 July 2020).

[18] California, State Board of Health, Los Angeles, Index of Deaths, 1877–1962, and Death Records, 1930–1963, Death Certificates, 1940, Hiram E. Booth, cert. 9210, microfilm 2370840, DGS 5599416, image 1411/2834, FHL.