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Booth, William,

1829–1912, English religious leader, founder and first general of the Salvation ArmySalvation Army,
Protestant denomination and international nonsectarian Christian organization for evangelical and philanthropic work. Organization and Beliefs

The Salvation Army has established branches in more than 110 countries throughout the world.
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, b. Nottingham. Originally a local preacher for the Wesleyan Methodists, he went (1849) to London and entered (1852) the ministry of the Methodist New Connexion Church, but in 1861 he began independent evangelistic work. In 1865, with the help of his wife, Catherine Booth, he started the East London Revival Society (soon known as the Christian Mission) in Whitechapel, London. The Christian Mission developed in 1878 into the Salvation Army. General Booth, a remarkable organizer, traveled widely, winning recognition wherever he went. In 1890 he published In Darkest England and the Way Out in collaboration with W. T. Stead. See BoothBooth,
family prominent in the Salvation Army, founded by William Booth. His wife, Catherine Mumford Booth, 1829–90, whom he married in 1855, played a leading part in the foundation and development of the Salvation Army, devoting herself particularly to its work
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, family; Booth, Evangeline CoryBooth, Evangeline Cory,
1865–1950, general of the Salvation Army, b. England; daughter of William Booth. At the age of 17, she began evangelistic preaching. She was field commissioner of the Salvation Army in London for five years, commander of the Army in Canada from 1895
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Bibliography

See biographies by G. S. Railton (2d ed. 1912), H. Begbie (1920), St. J. Ervine (2 vol., 1934), H. C. Steele (1954), E. Bishop (1964), and R. Collier (1965); R. Hattersley, Blood and Fire (2000).

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The Salvation Army's William Booth Centre opened 35 years ago to support homeless men over 18.
Today, time has dimmed the enormity of his crimes but William Booth still lives on, having given his name to a whole new area of housing and shops which has been developed in recent years, Booth's Farm.
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He was born in Fulneck, Pudsey, on June 23, 1916, and eight days later, on July 1, another of the town's white flannelled heroes, Major (his first name not his rank) William Booth, was to die in the trenches on the first day of the Somme offensive, aged 29.
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I am a Salvationist and would refer to a man like William Booth, who because of his faith in a God who loved him began an organisation that is now working in over 100 countries bringing hope to a despairing world.
The Salvation Army was founded as the Christian Mission in the slums of London in 1865 by former Methodist minister, William Booth.
On July 25, 2015 The Washington Post carried an article by its Jerusalem correspondent, William Booth, on Israelis celebrating the one-year anniversary of Israel's war on Gaza.
WALKING the rotting streets of London's East End slums 150 years ago, preacher William Booth was shocked by the grinding poverty.
The captivating collection by photographer William Booth is from the 1890s and 1900s and shows how life in the streets used to be.
Adeline leaves her daughter, Lillian and her husband Ronald Booth of Newburyport, MA; five grandchildren, David Booth and his wife Kathy Of Newfields, NH, Christina and her husband Michael Dunn of Rochester NH, William Booth and his wife Wendy of Nottingham, NH, Tina Aubin of Worcester and Tod Aubin and his wife Kimber of California; seven great grandchildren, two great great grandsons, and several nieces and nephews.