1860–1947
Gypsy Smith

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Born: March 31, 1860, in a gyp­sy tent in Ep­ping For­est (near Lon­don), Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 4, 1947, on board the Queen Ma­ry.

Buried: Fresh Pond Cre­ma­to­ry and Co­lum­ba­ri­um, Queens, New York.

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Biography

Gypsey Smith was the son of Cor­ne­li­us Smith and Ma­ry (Pol­ly) Welch.

A world fa­mous ev­an­gel­ist in his time, he made ov­er 40 tours in Am­er­i­ca, Aus­tral­ia, and else­where:

I’m God’s mes­sen­ger from the gyp­sy tent. And it’s the mes­sage that’s im­port­ant, not the mes­sen­ger.

The way to Je­sus is not by Cam­bridge and Ox­ford, Glas­gow, Ed­in­burgh, Lon­don, Prince­ton, Har­vard, Yale, Soc­ra­tes, Pla­to, Shakes­peare or the po­ets—It is ov­er an old-fa­shioned hill called Cal­va­ry.

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