1857–1940

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Born: Ju­ly 28, 1857, Brig­house, York­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 5, 1940, Blue Point, Long Is­land, New York.

Buried: Fern­cliff Ce­me­te­ry, Hart­sdale, New York.

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Biography

Ballington was the son of Will­iam Booth and Cath­er­ine Mum­ford, and hus­band of Maud Charles­worth.

He com­mand­ed the Sal­va­tion Ar­my in Aus­tral­ia (1885–87) and Am­er­i­ca (1887–96).

In 1896, af­ter po­li­cy dis­a­gree­ments with his fa­ther, he left the Sal­va­tion Ar­my and found­ed Vol­un­teers of Am­er­i­ca, serv­ing as its pre­si­dent for 44 years.

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