Frederick Charles (Fred) BOOTH
Fred was born at Christchurch.
He married Amelia Johnson (born at Waihakeke in 1888) at Levin in 1909.
They had three boys & one girl. There was a gap of 11 years between the first two & the second two children. All were born in Levin.
One son, Pat, was a well known journalist & author.
Fred was a painter & decorator by trade. He started in Levin around 1908, then Patea & Hawera by 1914, then back to Levin after 1922. He then moved to Lower Hutt/Petone around 1931 before finally returning to Hawera by 1946.