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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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These ideals may not have been unique to the organization--they bore the imprint of Scripture and transatlantic revivalism--but few used them to greater effect than William Booth.
Photo: William Franklin Graham III, son of preacher Billy G raham, accepts the William Booth Award for his work for charity Thursday night.
1989: The Thames pleasure cruiser Marchioness was hit by a dredger and 51 young people attending a party on the boat 1912: William Booth, English social reformer, evangelist and founder of the Salvation Army, died aged 83.
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General William Booth (1829-1912), founder of the Salvation Army, was a passionate evangelist with a heart for hurting humanity and a gift for putting his passion on paper.
Capt Arthur William Booth Strachan was held at the Shamshuipo camp at Hong Kong.
1865: The Salvation Army was founded by William Booth, with a revival meeting at London's Whitechapel.
Now William Booth, one of South Africa's top lawyers, says Mr Dewani's team should investigate two cases where defendants were cleared after evidence was allegedly tampered with by police.
and Sean Anderson and his wife, Barbara; three great grandchildren, Nathaniel and Ethan Booth and Rowan Anderson; also survived by a brother, William Booth his wife Karen and their family of California, his former wives, Margaret (Carroll) Goguen of West Yarmouth and Eleanor Phillips of Falmouth, many dear family and friends.
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And what about the life and work of General William Booth, of the Salvation Army?
In A Call to Greatness, William Booth, a Progressive National Baptist Church (PNBC) pastor, chronicles the story of his father's important, indeed primary, role in founding the PNBC in the 1960s.