George Boothe (1914-1984)

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George Boothe
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1st Lieutenant George Boothe
Born: 13 Mar 1914 Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: 18 Aug 1984 Indianapolis, Indiana
Father: James William Boothe
Mother: Anna Louise Rippel
Siblings: Pearl Boothe
Dorothy Fern Kelly
Paul James Boothe
Alonzo Marion Boothe
George Boothe
Spouse: Patricia Lou Miller
Children: Penelope Ann Boothe
Eric Boothe
Donald Boothe


George Boothe was born March 13, 1914 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio to James William Boothe and Anna Louise Rippel.

George had two brothers: Paul James and Lonnie 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.

George 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.

George Married Patricia Lou Miller and they had three children, Penelope Ann, Eric and Donald Boothe.

George enlisted in the US Army on June 8, 1942.

George died August 18, 1984 in Indianapolis, Indiana and is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery.



  • 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
  • Military: United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, database, FamilySearch:
Name: George Boothe
Name (Original): BOOTHE GEORGE
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 08 Jun 1942
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Event Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Race: White
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1914
Birthplace: OHIO
Education Level: 4 years of high school
Civilian Occupation: Semiskilled occupations in production of bakery products, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Military Rank: Private
Army Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: Civil Life
Serial Number: 35457673
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
Box Film Number: 09445.6
  • Note: Brother Paul James Boothe's obit lists him in Indianapolis in 1969.
  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
George Boothe
Birth Date:13 Mar 1914
Death Date: Aug 1984
Social Security Number: 287-10-1247
State Number Was Issued: Ohio
Death Residence Zip Code: 46229
Cumberland, Marion, Indiana
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Death Benefit Zip Code: 46229
Cumberland, Marion, Indiana
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Burial: 08/24/1984
Section: CC
Marker: N
Lot: B-3-IV