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From: Eldon Jensen <>
Subject: BOOTH -- Elizabeth Knox Booth
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 18:12:09 -0700

American Biographical Library
The Biographical Cyclopædia of American Women
Volume I
Daughters of America; or Women of the Century
Booth, Elizabeth Knox
Educational Work
page 158
BOOTH, ELIZABETH KNOX (Mrs. Sherman M. Booth), suffragist, daughter of
Samuel Gordon and Vena Crutchfield (Young) Knox, was born in Cedar Rapids,
Iowa. Her father was the great-grandson of William Knox, Jr., of
Fredericksburg, Virginia, and his wife, Susannah Fitzhugh, the former being
the son of William Knox of Renfrew, Scotland, who settled in Culpepper
County, Virginia, about 1790, where he named his estate Windsor Lodge.
After attending the elementary grades in the Cedar Rapids public schools
and the preparatory department of Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Elizabeth Knox
was graduated from Cedar Rapids High School in 1800. She then entered the
academic department of Coe College, where she was a member of the Sinclair
Literary Society. She received the degree of Ph.B. in 1903. During the next
four years she taught English, two years in the Osage, Iowa, High School,
and one each in the Bellevue, Iowa, High School and the Ida Grove, Iowa,
High School. On June 29, 1907, she was married in Grace Episcopal Chapel,
Cedar Rapids, to Sherman M. Booth, an attorney of Glencoe, Illinois. Here
she has since made her home. They have three children, Knox, Sherman M. and
Elizabeth Booth.

Terri X Jensen

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