Margarette McKay was born in Canada on October 14, 1841 to Peter McKay and Margaret Carpenter. She married Isaac Booth, and they had 8 children. They immigrated to Alpena, Michigan between 1876 – 1879 where Isaac died shortly after. Their son Isaac Ephraim Booth married Josephine Tye in 1887. She married again, and was a housewife. She died in 1918 at the age of 76 years. She is buried in King Settlement Cemetery in Wilson, Alpena, Michigan.