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Booth, John Wilkes(Encyclopedia)Booth, John Wilkes wlks [key], 1838–65, American actor, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, b. near Bel Air, Md.; son of Junius Brutus Booth and brother of Edwin Booth. He made his stage debut at the...
Booth, Edwin(Encyclopedia)Booth, Edwin, 1833–93, one of the first great American actors and the most famous of his era, b. Tudor Hall, near Bel Air, Md. After years of touring with his father, Junius Brutus Booth, serving hi...
Wilkes, John(Encyclopedia)Wilkes, John, 1727–97, English politician and journalist. He studied at the Univ. of Leiden, returned to England in 1746, and purchased (1757) a seat in Parliament. Backed by Earl Temple, Wilkes fou...
Booth, Junius Brutus(Encyclopedia)Booth, Junius Brutus, 1796–1852, Anglo-American actor. After experience in the provinces, he appeared at Covent Garden. In 1817, with his portrayal of Richard III, he established himself as a rival ...
Booth(Encyclopedia)Booth, family prominent in the Salvation Army, founded by William Booth. His wife, Catherine Mumford Booth, 1829–90, whom he married in 1855, played a leading part in the foundation and development ...
Mudd, Samuel Alexander(Encyclopedia)Mudd, Samuel Alexander, 1833–83, Maryland physician and Confederate sympathizer who on April 15, 1865, set the broken left leg of Lincoln's fleeing assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Mudd was accused of a...
Wilkes-Barre(Encyclopedia)Wilkes-Barre wlks-bâr´ [key], city (1990 pop. 47,523), seat of Luzerne co., E Pa., on the east bank of the Susquehanna River; settled 1769, inc. as a city 1871. Once a major anthracite coal cent...
Wilkes, Charles(Encyclopedia)Wilkes, Charles, 1798–1877, American naval officer and explorer, b. New York City, educated by his father. In 1815 he entered the merchant service and received (1818) an appointment as a midshipman....
Wilkes Land(Encyclopedia)Wilkes Land: see Antarctica.
Surratt, Mary Eugenia(Encyclopedia)Surratt, Mary Eugenia srt´ [key], 1820–65, alleged conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, hanged on July 7, 1865. A widow (her maiden name was Jenkins) who had moved from Surratts...
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