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Russell Everett Booker


Russell Everett Booker, American clergyman.


Booker, Russell Everett was born on December 17, 1885 in Scottsville, Illinois, United States. Son of Everett Edward and Clara May (Elder) Booker.


Student Transylvania College and College of the Bible, Lexington, Kentucky, 1904-1909. Private student in voice and harmony, Lexington and Los Angeles.


Ordained to ministry of Disciples of Christ Church, 1909. Assistant minister and minister of music Central Christian Church, Lexington, 1909, First Christian Church, Los Angeles, 1910-1913. Minister of music Wilshire Boulevard Christian Church, Los Angeles, 1914.

First Methodist Church, Redlands, California, 1915-1918. Assistant to Doctor Peter Ainslie, Christian Temple, Baltimore, Maryland., 1919-1921. Educational director and minister of music Seventh Street Christian Church, Richmond, Virginia, 1922.

Student pastor, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1923-1924. Pastor Christ Church, Manzanola, Colorado, 1925. Pastor First Christian Church, Pittsfield, Illinois, 1926-1944.

Pastor First Christian Church Snow Hill, Maryland, since 1945. President Illinois Disciples of Christ State Convention, 1938-1939. Member administrative board Illinois Christian Home for Aged, 1930-1944.

Government relief administrator, Pittsfield, 1930-1931. Chairman Pike County Chapter American Red Cross, 1940-1942, Conductor Schubert Club, Pittsfield.


  • Other Work

    • Author of newspaper column, Friendly Talk from a Small Town Manse. Composer of several anthems and songs.


Clubs: Spinet (Redlands, California).


Married Katherine Price, September 9, 1916.

Everett Edward Booker

Clara May (Elder) Booker

Katherine Price