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Sterling Gazette
Dec. 21, 1881, w/Standard 1;3

FROM PROPHETSTOWN

Wm. Booth, who was so terribly mutilated by a vicious horse recently, died Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p. m. and was buried at the Sandytown cemetery on Saturday, under the auspices of the A. F. & A. M., Bolen Lodge, No. 412, Spring Hill. There was a large number of Friends and relatives present to pay the parting tribute to the respected dead. Mr. Booth at the time of his death was 67 years, 10 months and 28 days old. He was born in the town of Cardine, Tompkins County, N. Y. and in the year 1842 was married to Miss Aurelia Fuller, a native of that State. In 1866 he rmoved to this State, taking up his abode on the farm that he occupied at the time of his death. He leaves a family of five children, four boys and one girl. During their married life two girls were taken from them by death. The deceased had five brothers. All of them are living - Ashley, Aiden, Daniel, Lyman and George. Mr. Booth was after the first few days of his suffering, in a conscious condition, and realized fully the extent of his injuries. He expressed himself as being ready to die; that all was for  the best, and he had no complaint to make. He was highly respected in the neighborhood in which he for so many years has been an active and influential citizen, and his many friends fully appreciate his loss, and tender the bereaved family thier heartfelt sympathy, in which there is but little consolation to stricken and mourning hearts. The sermon delivered on the occasion was well rendered by the Rev. F. Lines, pastor of the M. E. church of Erie.

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