1829–1912

Introduction

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Born: Ap­ril 10, 1829, Snein­ton, Not­ting­ham, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 20, 1912, Had­ley Wood, Bar­net, Eng­land.

Buried: Ab­ney Park Ce­me­te­ry, Stoke New­ing­ton, Lon­don, Eng­land.

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Biography

William was the hus­band of Ca­the­rine Mum­ford.

He found­ed the Sal­va­tion Ar­my in 1865.

His last pub­lic ad­dress, in the Ro­yal Al­bert Hall, Lon­don, May 9, 1912, in­clud­ed the fol­low­ing:

While wo­men weep as they do now, I’ll fight; while lit­tle child­ren go hung­ry as they do now, I’ll fight; while men go to pri­son, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I’ll fight; while there is a drunk­ard left, while there is a poor lost girl on the streets, while there re­mains one dark soul with­out the light of God, I’ll fight—I’ll fight to the ve­ry end.

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