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BOOTH Frances  Adell

BOOTH Frances Adell

Female 1919 - 2006

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  • Born  6 Dec 1919  Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Baptism  Abt 1929  Burrowsville, Prince George, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Baptism at Brandon Episcopal Church 
    Education  1936  Dendron, Surry County VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Dendron HS Graduation 
    • She attended Jeb Stuart Elementary school in Savage, Va, and Dendron H.S. in Dendron, Va., where she was president of the student Body, on the basketball team and the debate team.
    Education  1940  Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg (city), Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    JMU ( James Madison University) College Graduation 
    • BS in Elementary Education.
    Retired  1982  Newport News, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Retired rom the Newport News School System 
    Occupation  1940-2006  Numerous Places Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    School Teacher 
    • Gloucester School System, Va., Rockville Virginia School System and Newport News Virginia School System, where she taught at Parkview, Lee Hall, Sedgefield and Saunders Elementary School.
    Religion  2006  Newport News, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Warwick United Church of Christ 
    • unk to 2006
    Died  1 Nov 2006  Newport News, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Died at Mary Immaculate Hospital after a 2 month illness. Died from a high fever/Infection following surgery
    Funeral  6 Nov 2006  Newport News, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Memorial Service 
    • 2 pm at the Warwick United Church, Rev. Michael O. Christensen officating.
      Peninsula Funeral Home, Newport News, Va handling arrangements.
    Reference Number  1416 
    Buried  28 Nov 2006  Arlington, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Gene Harris: Okay. Now, let's get back to you, Francis. What were your hobbies? FRANCIS A. BOOTH: What were my hobbies? TIM: Your hobbies. FRANCIS A. BOOTH: Only that, probably music and dancing. And I don't think I had any hobbies. Gene Harris: Okay. Now that we've had our cake, we're going to go back to recording. Now, Francis, can you tell me a little bit: What was your favorite book? FRANCIS A. BOOTH: When I was in school? Gene Harris: No. Later on in life, what was your favorite book? FRANCIS A. BOOTH: I can tell you my favorite movie is Gone With the Wind. Gene Harris: Okay. Gone With the Wind was a good one. I've seen that a couple times. FRANCIS A. BOOTH: And Sound of Music. Gene Harris: Oh, that was beautiful. FRANCIS A. BOOTH: Yeah.

      FRANCIS A. BOOTH: I was baptized in the Episcopal, Brandon Episcopal Church in Burrowsville, Virginia. Gene Harris: Brandon Episcopal Church in Burrowsville, B-U-R-R-O-W-S-V-I-L-L-E, Virginia? FRANCIS A. BOOTH: Uh-huh. Gene Harris: And do you remember when that was, approximately? FRANCIS A. BOOTH: Mother died in 1929. That was her last, one of the last wishes that she had, that my father and I join church. So it had to be somewhere close after she died in '29.

      Gene Harris: Okay. And you, where did you go to school? FRANCIS A. BOOTH: I went to school in Savage, Virginia, until they moved the school to Denburn(phonetic) Dendron High School, and then I went to school in Denburn High School, and then I went to JMU.

      Gene Harris: Very good. And what, what did you do for a career. FRANCIS A. BOOTH: Teacher. I was a teacher because you didn't have a lot of choice. At Madison there were only a thousand girls there at that time. And, and you could be a nurse and take a two-year nursing course, or be a stenographer and take a two-year-course. I used to take Home EC and maybe go into some, some other food, food jobs or something like that. And, but it was basically an educational school supported by the state.
    Person ID  I1005  Booth Family
    Last Modified  22 Aug 2013 

    Father  BOOTH Percy Jackson, Sr.,   b. 6 Jun 1894, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Plantation) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1983 
    Mother  CLEMENTS Martha Myrtle,   b. 9 Feb 1899, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1929 
    Alt. Marriage  23 Apr 1917  Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Nov 1918  Prince George County, VA (Home Of J, W, Clements Farmhouse) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F281  Group Sheet

    Family  DOWNEY James Snead,   b. 13 Mar 1915, Philippines Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 2011 
    Married  17 Dec 1948  Newport News, VA (Hilton Village, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Gene Harris: So when were you-all married? Do you remember the date? FRANCIS A. BOOTH: December 17, 1948. Gene Harris: And where were you married? FRANCIS A. BOOTH: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Hilton Village. Gene Harris: Andrew's Episcopal Church in Hilton Village? FRANCIS A. BOOTH: Yes. Gene Harris: Which is part of the Newport News subdivision or apartment complex? MR. DOWNEY: Wasn't the priest _________ Kratsy? FRANCIS A. BOOTH: Kratsy, K-R-A- -- Gene Harris: Where did you go on your honeymoon? MR. DOWNEY: We went all over. We ended up in Washington, D.C. FRANCIS A. BOOTH: It was a cold night and we started to go to Washington. MR. DOWNEY: It was snowing, too. FRANCIS A. BOOTH: We went, yeah. It was snowing. MR. DOWNEY: Yeah. FRANCIS A. BOOTH: Did we turn around and come back? MR. DOWNEY: Uh-huh. No. We stayed in the hotel first in Newport News. And then we went up to Washington the next day. FRANCIS A. BOOTH: Is that the way it was? (Laughter.)

      Frances was also a military wife who balanced her family, career and their military moves and deployments.
    Children 
     1. DOWNEY Timothy Dale,   b. 18 Feb 1958, Ft. Eustis, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. DOWNEY Robert Melton,   b. 21 Jul 1949
     3. DOWNEY Gary James,   b. 24 Sep 1950
     4. DOWNEY Gloria Jean,   b. 10 Jun 1952
    Last Modified  6 Nov 2006 
    Family ID  F361  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Dec 1919 - Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - Baptism at Brandon Episcopal Church - Abt 1929 - Burrowsville, Prince George, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Dendron HS Graduation - 1936 - Dendron, Surry County VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - JMU ( James Madison University) College Graduation - 1940 - Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg (city), Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - Retired rom the Newport News School System - 1982 - Newport News, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - School Teacher - 1940-2006 - Numerous Places Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Warwick United Church of Christ - 2006 - Newport News, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Nov 2006 - Newport News, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFuneral - Memorial Service - 6 Nov 2006 - Newport News, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 28 Nov 2006 - Arlington, VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

    » Slide Show
    Booth: Frances Adell Booth Downey
    Booth: Frances Adell Booth Downey
    wife of James Snead Downey
    Booth: Frances Adell Booth Downey
    Booth: Frances Adell Booth Downey
    taken at age 16-17
    Booth: Frances Adell Booth Downey
    Booth: Frances Adell Booth Downey
    Post Mistress - 1938

    Histories
    Booth: Frances Adelle Booth Memories
    Booth: Frances Adelle Booth Memories
    on the Thaddeus Floyd Booth side of the family

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Frances A Booth Interview - 2005.

    2. [S200] Obituary from newspaper (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S6] Frances A Booth Interview - 2005 (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S288] Tim Downey, Tim Downey (Reliability: 4).

    5. [S200] Obituary from newspaper.

    6. [S288] Tim Downey, Tim Downey.


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