March 10, 1907

Will of Samuel G. Booth, Who
Committed Suicide, Filed.

In the will of Samuel G. Booth, who committed suicide a week ago last Wednesday evening at his home, 2625 Garfield avenue, no mention is made of the widow, Ida Booth, who had instituted proceedings for divorce when Mr. Booth took his own life. The will, which was filed with the probate court yesterday, sets forth that one-half of the entire estate, which amounts to more than $50,000, is to go to a nephew, Leonard Rosco Booth, and the remaining one half to another nephew, Earl Booth, and a niece, Fay Booth, each to share in like amounts.

The will was dated September 4, 1904, a year before he was married, and was drawn up in Valley Fall, Kas., Mr. Booth's former home.

Mrs. Booth, who was twenty-three years younger than her husband, had left him just three days before he committed suicide. She had filed a petition for divorce, and arrangements had been made for Mr. Booth's attorney to take his affidavit for the filing of a cross bill on the day he swallowed carbolic acid at his home, and died just as the attorney entered the house.

Immediately after the death of her husband, Mrs. Booth took charge of the home on Garfield avenue, where she had been living since. Suit of ouster may be instituted against her by the heirs.