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Booth, Charles

Born: 1840 AD
Died: 1916 AD
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1840 – Born on the 30th of March in Liverpool.

 

1862 – At the age 22 Booth took control of his father’s company.

 

1866 – Booth and his brother Alfred began a shipping service between Europe and Brazil.

 

1871 – Married Mary Macaulay on 29th of April who was niece of the historian Thomas Babington Macaulay.

 

1901 – The business was reorganized as Booth Steamship Company, Ltd with Charles Booth as chairman.

 

1904 – Appointed a privy councillor.

 

1905-1909 – He was a member of the royal commission on the poor law.

 

1916 – Died on the 23rd of November in Whitwick, Leicestershire, England.