So this book is becoming much bigger! Whow. And I thought I wouldn't have much to say.
Here's more about my great grandmother, Eugenia Almetta Booth Miller.
The man who shot Richard R. Booth in 1879 was Richard (Dilk) Springfield. I wonder why there are parentheses around Dilk. I also wonder whether he was then tried for this murder, or if he was already on trial for another murder.
And Richard's first wife died the same day she gave birth to her second son, who lived just 4 months himself. So many women died with complications from childbirth.
Also interesting is that one of the brothers of Eugenia Almeda Booth (my great-grandmother) was named Edwin Whitty Booth, which is one of the names of a famous actor in the Booth family from which John Wilkes hailed. Edwin and John Wilkes were 2 of 3 illegitimate sons of Junius Booth, who had 9 siblings.
So there might have been some cousins at that point. Edwin Whitty Booth lived until 1924, so I dare say he would have known of any connection to the theatrical Booths. I haven't ever noticed his name before, so that's another line of cousins I could chase when I have time.