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Edwin Thomas Booth
Birth: Nov. 13, 1833
Bel Air
Harford County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1893
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Actor. The foremost American Shakespearean performer of the 19th century. First American to perform Shakespeare for the British Crown in a command performance of "Hamlet" for Queen Victoria. Founder of The Player's Club, Gramercy Park, New York City, Hew York. He was the son of Junius Booth, the chief rival of Edmund Kean on the English stage, and the elder brother of John Wilkes Booth assassin of Abraham Lincoln. During the Civil War he saved the life of Robert Lincoln, President Lincoln's son at a train station in Chicago. Edwin Booth pulled the young army officer back onto the train platform he had fallen off of just before an oncoming train rushed though. (Bio by W. Kowalczyk) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Junius Brutus Booth (1796 - 1852)
  Mary Ann Holmes Booth (1802 - 1885)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Frances McVicker (1848 - 1881)
  Mary Elizabeth Devlin Booth (1840 - 1863)*
 
 Children:
  Edwina Booth Grossman (1861 - 1938)*
  Edgar Booth (1870 - 1870)*
 
 Siblings:
  Richard Junius Booth (1819 - 1868)**
  Junius Brutus Booth (1821 - 1883)*
  Rosalie Ann Booth (1823 - 1888)*
  Henry Byron Booth (1825 - 1836)*
  Mary Ann Booth (1827 - 1833)*
  Frederick Booth (1830 - 1833)*
  Elizabeth Booth (1831 - 1833)*
  Edwin Thomas Booth (1833 - 1893)
  Asia Sydney Booth Clarke (1835 - 1888)*
  John Wilkes Booth (1838 - 1865)*
  Joseph Adrian Booth (1840 - 1902)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 42.37082, -71.14565
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
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