1865–1950

Introduction

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Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1865, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: Ju­ly 17, 1950, Harts­dale, New York.

Buried: Ken­si­co Ceme­te­ry, Mt. Plea­sant, New York.

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Biography

Evangeline was the daugh­ter of Sal­va­tion Ar­my (SA) found­ers Will­iam Booth and Cath­er­ine Mum­ford.

She be­came a full fledged SA mem­ber at age 15, as she proud­ly donned the un­i­form of an SA ser­geant. How­ev­er, she was known to al­so wear the same tat­tered clothes as the flow­er girls she oft­en min­is­tered to at Pic­ca­dil­ly Cir­cus.

In 1869, Booth tra­veled to Can­a­da and Am­er­i­ca, and in 1904, was as­signed as na­tion­al com­man­der in Am­er­i­ca, where she served three de­cades. She was an SA gen­er­al 1934–39. She ne­ver mar­ried, but did adopt and raise four chil­dren. Her mu­sic­al and dra­ma­tic abil­i­ties led to com­par­isons with Sar­ah Bern­hardt.

Click here for a pub­li­city pos­ter of Evan­ge­line.

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