John Rudolphus BOOTH - (J. R. BOOTH)
Ottawa Valley Lumber King and Railway Builder



September 8, 2012:

J. R. Booth and family Photo Source: J.R. Booth: The Life and Times of an Ottawa Lumberking, page 103 John Rudolphus Booth - J. R. Booth, Ottawa Lumber Magnate
One of the most famous and influential men to come from Ottawa, J. R. Booth held the largest timber limits in the British Empire. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King called him "One of the Fathers of Canada". He acquired vast timber holdings as far north as Lake Temiskaming and operated on most of the rivers which flow into the Ottawa River, including the Madawaska and the Bonnechere (Eganville area). His sawmills at Chaudiere Falls employed thousands of men. He was born in Quebec but had many contacts in Vermont, USA to which area he shipped sawn lumber. His story, including a description of his many business interests, is recorded in the book J.R. Booth: The Life and Times of an Ottawa Lumberking by John Ross Trinnell.

April 24, 2020:
John Rudolphus Booth - J. R. Booth Photo Source: Front page of Destination Algonquin Park, by Donald J. Beauprie, ISBN 978-1-926962-11-5
September 10, 2020:
"Bringing Lunch to Papa" from the book The Hub and the Spokes by Anson Gard, page 102 Lunch for Papa - the J. R. Booth Mill
"Very good story about J.R. Booth" from the book The Hub and the Spokes by Anson Gard, page 350 to 352 Story about J.R. Booth (1) Story about J.R. Booth (2) Story about J.R. Booth (3)
New August 27, 2021:
J.R. Booth - Complaint re Sawdust in 1901 Source: From War to Winterlude - 150 years on the Rideau Canal by Mary Peck, page 113. John Rudolphus Booth letter
J. R. Booth and family in 1922 Photo Source: J.R. Booth: The Life and Times of an Ottawa Lumberking, page 103, John Rudolphus Booth family