Carl A. BlumenthalCarl BlumenthalBorn:

Died: March 20, 1943


Corporal Edwin Cooper Booth was a World War II veteran. He was the first Saranac Lake casualty of the war to be listed on a board that the Village posted at the beginning of the war, but not the first to die; see Carl A. Blumenthal.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 18, 1948

The body of another Saranac Lake man is enroute to this country from the African theater. Being returned is Cpl. Edwin Cooper Booth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin J. Booth of 7 Circle street. The body is aboard the Barney Kirschbaum.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, June 4, 1948


Relatives, friends and buddies filled the Presbyterian church this afternoon to pay their final respects to Cpl. Edwin Cooper Booth, first Saranac Lake casualty of World War II, at memorial services at 2 o'clock.

The Rev. Alvin B. Gurley, pastor, officiated at the service. A military escort of veterans, representing local posts, escorted the body and full military rites were observed at the grave in Pine Ridge cemetery.

Pall bearers were David Roberson, Jack Miller, Dr. John R. Murphy, Kenneth Jones, Richard Mullen and Bernard Mullen. The body which had reposed at the home at 7 Circle street since Wednesday was taken to the church at noon today where it lay at rest until the rites.

Cpl. Booth died in North Africa on March 20, 1943 while serving with the Army Medical corps. He was the son of Edwin J. and Adelaide Cooper Booth and was a graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy.

Besides his parents he is survived by a brother, George Booth of Saranac Lake and a sister, Mrs. James Melvin of Lake Placid.