Booth, Ellen Scripps (1863–1948)

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Booth, Ellen Scripps (1863–1948)

American philanthropist. Born Ellen Warren Scripps, July 10, 1863, in Detroit, Michigan; died Jan 24, 1948, at Cranbrook, Michigan; dau. of James Edmund Scripps (founder of Detroit Evening News) and Harriet Josephine (Messenger) Scripps; niece of Ellen Browning Scripps; m. George Gough Booth (later president of Detroit Evening News, then head of Booth Newspapers), June 1, 1887; children: James Scripps Booth (b. 1888), Grace Ellen Scripps Booth (b. 1880), Warren Scripps Booth (b. 1894), Henry Scripps Booth (b. 1897) and Florence Louise Booth (b. 1902).

An heiress, co-founded with husband the educational and cultural center known as the Cranbrook Foundation in Bloomfield Hills, MI (1927), which came to include both a boys' and girls' school, a science institute, and the internationally known Cranbrook Academy of Art.