Person:Charles Booth (7)

Charles James Booth
b.30 MAR 1840 Liverpool
  1. Anna Booth1833 - 1899
  2. Albert Booth1834 - 1914
  3. Thomas Booth1837 - 1863
  4. Charles James Booth1840 - 1916
  5. Hester Emily Booth1842 - 1906
m. 1871
  1. Antonia Mary BOOTH1873 - 1952
  2. Thomas Macauley BOOTH1874 - 1970
  3. George Macaulay BOOTH1877 - 1971
  4. Margaret Pauline BOOTH1879 - 1970
  5. Mary ImogenJ BOOTH1883 - 1975
  6. Charles Zachary Macaulay BOOTH1886 - 1968
Facts and Events
Name Charles James Booth
Gender Male
Birth? 30 MAR 1840 Liverpool
Marriage 1871 to Mary Catherine MACAULAY
Death? 23 NOV 1916 Gracedieu Hall, Leicester
Reference Number? Q555978?

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Charles James Booth (30 March 1840 – 23 November 1916) was an English philanthropist and social researcher. He is most famed for his innovative work on documenting working class life in London at the end of the 19th century, work that along with that of Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree influenced government intervention against poverty in the early 20th century and led to the founding of Old Age pensions[1] and free school meals for the poorest children.

Booth was a cousin of the Fabian socialist and author Martha Beatrice Webb, Baroness Passfield (née Potter; 1858–1943). Booth worked closely with Potter for his research on poverty.

St Paul's Cathedral is the grateful recipient of his gift of Holman Hunt's painting: The Light of The World.

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