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Booth, Charles

Born: 1840 AD
Died: 1916 AD

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.