The family of Claude W. and Ruth L. Booth, at this time, consists of six children, 25 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren plus their spouses. These are too numerous to list here but now number more than 115.
Those of us in the first generation of their family are grateful for the wise decisions and loving consideration of our needs and the importance of firm roots in family and community. Our parents worked to maintain a close relationship not only within our immediate family, but with our grandparents, aunts & uncles and cousins on both sides of the family. They recognized that Canisteo is an ideal place to raise a family and passed up opportunities for personal advancement that would have uprooted the family.Those of us who were raised there are grateful for the opportunities provided us by this idyllic setting.