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Evangeline Cory Booth

Evangeline Cory Booth, British Salvation Army general. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal (United States), 1919; gold medal, National Society of Colonial Dames, for eminent patriotic service, 1928; gold medal Swedish Order of Vasa, 1933; gold medal, National Institute Social Sciences, for services to humanity, 1933; annual National, Humanitarian Award from Variety Clubs of America, 1946.

Background

  • Booth, Evangeline Cory was born on December 25, 1865 in England. Daughter of General William (founder Salvation Army) and Catherine (Mumford) Booth.

  • Career

    • Director Salvation Army war work, 1914-1918.

    Works

    • Author and composer of many Salvation Army songs, and of volume, “Songs of the Evangel,” 1927. Author: Desperation, 1904, Songs of Salvation, 1905, Love is All, 1908, The War Romance of the Salvation Army (with Grace Livingstone Hill), 1919, Toward a Better World (sermons), 1928, Woman, 1930. Contributor on religious and social welfare topics.

      Distinguished as an orator.

    Connections

    • father: General William (founder Salvation Army) Booth
    • mother: Catherine (Mumford) Booth
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    Born December 25, 1865
    Died July 17, 1950
    (aged 84)
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