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Booth, Joseph W. (Joseph Wilford), 1866-1928

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1866-1928

Biographical History

Joseph W. Booth (1866-1928) was a Mormon missionary and mission president in the Turkish Mission.

Joseph W. Booth was born August 14, 1866, in Alpine, Utah. He was the son of Richard T. Booth and Elsie Edge, and was the ninth of ten children. At the age of 21 he attended Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah, and graduated nine years later in 1896, with a major in pedagogy. He married Mary Rebbecca "Reba" Moyle in 1890, at the Logan Utah Temple. He served his first mission in the Turkey mission which included Turkey, Syria, Armenia, and other countries in the Middle East from 1898 to 1902, returning in 1903 with his wife, and from 1904 to 1909 he he served as the mission president in Turkey. He was called again to be mission president in Turkey in 1921, with his wife joining him in 1924. Joseph Wilford Booth died on December 5, 1928, in Aleppo, Syria, while still serving as mission president. A monument was dedicated in 1933 by President John A. Widtsoe of the first presidency of the LDS church in Armenia.

Citation

Wikipedia.com Octrober 21, 2014 (b. Alpine, Utah, in 1866; m. Mary Rebbecca "Reba" Moyle in 1890, at the Logan Utah Temple; served his first mission to Turkey from 1898 to 1902, returning in 1903 with his wife, and from 1904 to 1909 he he served as the Mission President in Turkey; Mission president in Turkey in 1921, with his wife joining him in 1924)

BYU-Library.edu October 21, 2014 (b. August 14, 1866, in Alpine, Utah. He was the son of Richard T. Booth and Elsie Edge, and was the ninth of ten children; At the age of 21 he attended Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah, and graduated nine years later in 1896, with a major in pedagogy; d. Dec. 5, 1928, in Aleppo, Syria, while still serving as Mission President; A monument was dedicated in 1933 by President John A. Widtsoe of the first presidency of the LDS church in Armenia)

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph W. Booth diaries and poems

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 155
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries and poems. These journals were kept from 1885 to 1928 when Booth was in Alpine, Utah, at the Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah, and in Turkey and Armenia as a missionary and as mission president.
Dates: 1885-1916

Joseph W. Booth newspaper clippings and handkerchief

 Collection — oversize-folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8603
Content Description Materials include newspaper clippings related to Joseph W. Booth and other members of the Booth family, and a handkerchief sent from Joseph W. Booth while in Armenia to Elise Adams in Provo, Utah. Includes the envelope it was sent in. Dated 1928-1933.
Dates: 1928-1933

Collection on Joseph W. Booth, 1899-1981

 Series — Box: 6, Folder: 9
Identifier: MSS 155 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies of articles on Booth, including reports on his missionary service in Armenia.
Dates: 1899-1981

Joseph W. Booth diaries, 1885-1928

 Series
Identifier: MSS 155 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains holograph diaries written by Booth, dated from between 1885 and 1928. Includes descriptions of his life in Utah, his missionary work in Turkey, and his travels. Also includes some poetry and mission records.
Dates: 1885-1928

Joseph W. Booth diaries and poems, 1885-1928

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 155 Series 3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Handwritten diaries and poems. These journals were kept from 1885 to 1928 when Booth was in Alpine, Utah, at the Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah, and in Turkey and Armenia as a missionary and as mission president.
Dates: 1885-1928

Joseph W. Booth poetry, 1885-1921

 Series — Box: 3
Identifier: MSS 155 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains poetry produced by Booth, dated from between 1885 and 1921.
Dates: 1885-1921

Joseph W. Booth publications, 1899-1928

 Series — Box: 6, Folder: 8
Identifier: MSS 155 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies of articles by Booth published in Church journals. Also includes a pamphlet printed by Booth while serving in Syria. Materials date from between 1899 and 1928.
Dates: 1899-1928