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Obituaries of the Boothe family
Lemon Ferris Boothe Nancy Illinois Boothe George W. Gilmore William Coy Ingram Emma Harvey Power
Lemon Ferris Boothe, The Spokesman Review 20 Oct 1923

Funeral services for L. Ferris Boothe, former Spokane wholesale grocer who died here Thursday night at the age of 68, will be held at Smith & Co.'s at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Pallbearers will be George H. Greenwood, Judge Bruce Blake, Dr. Charles C. Brown, J. C. Power Brown, N. J. Conley and H. Louis Schermerhorn. He will be laid to rest in Fairmount cemetery beside the body of his wife.

Mr. Boothe is survived by a son, James, who lives in Spokane; a son, D. Power Boothe of Ceres, Cal., and a daughter, Stella of New York.

Mr. Boothe was one of the men most active in civic affairs here in the early '90s. He took a prominent part in the fight against discriminatory freight rates to the Coast.

Kinmundy Express 25 Oct 1923

On Friday, Mrs. W.C. Ingram received the word that the lingering illness of her brother, Lemon F. Boothe, of Spokane, Wash., terminated in death on Oct. 18. Mr. Boothe was a Kinmundy boy, and for a few years he was a merchant in our town. He married Miss Emma Power who died several years ago, and leaves 3 children: James W. of Spokane; Power of Calif.; and Stella of New York; and 2 sisters: Mrs. W.C. Ingram of this city, and Mrs. G. W. Gilmore of St. Louis.

Nancy Illinois Boothe, Kinmundy Express 22 Jun 1933

Mrs. William C. Ingram died on June 16, 1933. Nancy Illinois, daughter of Colonel James W. and Elizabeth Clark Boothe, was born Feb. 12, 1852. The other members of this immediate family have preceded her in death. Colonel and Mrs. Boothe came to Kinmundy with their family in 1858, their daughter, affectionately known as "Noie" was then 6 years old. Here she grew to womanhood. On July 19, 1875, Miss Boothe married James R. Gray, and they had 2 sons: James Lemon, who died in infancy, and William Harvey of Champaign. On Sept. 8, 1880 her husband died. On March 1, 1887 she married Mr. William Ingram, and she took to her heart his motherless children: Charles Ingram of Oklahoma; Mrs. Nellie Ingram Huston of Maroa, Ill.; and I.D. and R.L. Ingram of Kinmundy. Of her own grandchildren, whom she so adored, were: Elizabeth Gray Abney of Chicago; Anna Gray Dilavou of Champaign; and Lieut. James H. Gray, Reserve Officer of the U.S. Air Corps. There are 2 great grandchildren: Betty Anne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abney, and Joanne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dilavou. Mrs. Ingram lived 75 years of her life, with the exception of a year or 2 in Oklahoma, in Kinmundy. Of her intimate girl friends there are but 3 left - Mrs. Elizabeth Dunlap, and Mrs. Abbie Babcock of Kinmundy, and Mrs. Harriett King of Champaign. Services were held at the Methodist Church.

George W. Gilmore, Kinmundy Express, 11 Sep 1924

George W. Gilmore was born June 20, 1843, and died in St. Louis. He joined the Louisville, Ky. M.E. Church Conference in 1868 until he was transferred to the Illinois Conference serving Pana and Lewiston Stations, and to the Kinmundy Circuit in 1878. In 1879 he married Addie B. Booth. For 13 years, Mr. Gilmore was in business in Kinmundy. He lived in Sulfur, Oklahoma for several years, but for the past 6 or 7 years he has lived in St. Louis.

William Coy Ingram, Kinmundy Express 27 Feb 1936

Mr. W.C. Ingram died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nellie Houston in Maroa, where he has been making his winter home for the past few years. He had been in ill health all winter and had been confined to his bed most of the time. He was one of the early pioneers of this community and could relate much of its history, which was one of his favorite past times. Services were held at the Houston home in Maroa Sunday and the body brought here to the I.D. Ingram home. Services were held from the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. William Coy Ingram was born in Warrick Co., Ind. on Dec. 9, 1847 and died Feb. 22, 1936. He, with his parents, moved to Edwards Co., Ill. in 1854. Later they moved to Marion Co. where he spent the remainder of his life except 4 years spent in Oklahoma, 1 year in Louisiana and the winter months of the last few years in Maroa at the home of his daughter. Mr. Ingram was married to Mary K. Gray in 1869, and they had 6 children. Two, Janey and Gray, preceded him in death. His first wife died in 1883, and he was later married to Nancy I. Gray in 1888, and she died in 1933. Surviving him are Charles H. of Drumright, Okla.; Nellie A. Houston of Maroa; Denton and Robert of Kinmundy; and a step-son, W.H. Gray of Champaign. He also leaves 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Hoover of Maroa and Mrs. Francis DeFord of Los Angeles, 19 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. He has been a member of the Methodist Church for many years and for 67 years a member of Kinmundy Lodge.

Emma Harvey Power, The Spokane Review, 8 May 1901

Emily Harvey Booth, wife of L. F. Booth, a well known local wholesale grocer, died at 3 a. m. yesterday at the family home, 721 Adams street. The cause of death was Bright's disease, from which Mrs. Booth had suffered nearly a year. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.

Mrs. Booth has been a resident of Spokane four years. Beside the husband, two sons, James and Power, and a daughter, Stella, survive. Mrs. Booth was born in Aberdeen, Ohio, 46 years ago, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dyas Power. She came here from Raymond, Ill., where Mr. Booth was in business several years. Four sisters are left, being Mrs. Eliza Trunkey and Mrs. Stella Wilson of this city, Mrs. S. D. Jones of Canon City, Col., and Mrs. George K. Jenkins of Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Booth was a charter member of Esther Reed chapter, D. A. R., of this city, the members of which will attend the funeral.

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