Alonzo Marion Boothe (1911-1976)

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Alonzo Marion Boothe
Boothe, Lonny and Ferdinand.jpg
Uncle Lonny and Ferdinand
Born: 8 Nov 1911 Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: 17 Jan 1976 Scottsdale, Arizona
Father: James William Boothe
Mother: Anna Louise Rippel
Siblings: Pearl Boothe
Dorothy Fern Kelly
Paul James Boothe
Alonzo Marion Boothe
George Boothe
Spouse: Elizabeth Helen Crane
Married: 5 Nov 1938 Cincinnati, Ohio

Alonzo Marion Boothe was born November 8, 1911 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio to James William Boothe and Anna Louise Rippel.

Lonnie had two brothers: Paul James and George Boothe.

He also had two half-sisters: Dorothy Fern Kelly Mastin and Pearl Boothe Sams.

After their father died their mother took him and his brothers to live at Union Bethel where the boys were put under guardianship of Dr. and Mrs. Ray G. (Ruby) DeVoist who were the Physician and Social Worker at Cincinnati Union Bethel Settlement House.

Lonnie attended a camp for boys and girls called Kroger Hills which "Mom" Kennedy ran. Lonny became a camp counselor over Physical Fitness activities. Lonny was very active in sports especially swimming and horsemanship and later in Bowling.

Lonnie worked for the Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company where he met Elizabeth Helen Crane who also worked there.

Betty and Lonnie married November 5, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Church of the Covenant at 8th and Elm Streets by Rev. Elder.

After their marriage they moved into a nice apartment at 384 Probasco St. Apt 6A in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Several years later they bought a home at 1358 Grace Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio on July 6, 1953. They worked to fix the place up. Betty said there was too much snow so they sold it July 29, 1958, only four months after the renovation was completed.

Lonnie took a position in Scottsdale, Arizona on August 1, 1958. They began building a small ranch-style home at 6902 E. Granada Drive in October 1958. They moved into their new home in December 1958. In the summer of 1960 they added a swimming pool in their back yard.

They were a busy couple and Lonnie enjoyed working, golfing, leading Boy Scout groups, playing softball, tennis, and most especially having fun with their dogs.

Alonzo passed away suddenly on January 17, 1976 in Scottsdale, Arizona where Betty had him cremated.



  • 1920 Federal Census, Ward 12, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, Name of Institution: German Protestant Orphan Asylum:
Booth, Paul, ward, male, white, 12, single, Ohio
, Alonzo, ward, male, white, 8, single, Ohio
, George, ward, male, white, 5, single, Ohio
  • Marriage: Boothe Family Album:
Mr. & Mrs. A. M. Boothe
married at the Church of the Covenant
8th and Elm Sts.
Cincinnati, Ohio
By Rev. Elder
Nov. 5th, 1938
  • Gladys Faith Crane Houser's Marriage Book in possession of Donna Heinz in April 1990.
  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
Boothe, Alonzo
Birth Date: 8 Nov 1911 
Death Date: Jan 1976 
Social Security Number: 268-03-6530 
State Where Number Was Issued: Ohio
  • Notes From Joanne Marie Heinz Howse's PAF for Elizabeth Helen Crane Boothe
  • Photo Courtesy Elizabeth Helen Crane Boothe