Booth, Evangeline Cory 1865-1950

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BOOTH, Evangeline Cory 1865-1950

PERSONAL: Born Evelyne Cory Booth, December 25, 1865, in London, England; naturalized U.S. citizen, 1923; died of coronary thrombosis July 17, 1950, in Hartsdale, NY; daughter of William (founder of Salvation Army) and Catherine (Mumford) Booth. Education: Educated privately.

CAREER: Salvation Army, c. 1880-1939, became administrator of International Training College, Clapton, England, and field commissioner for home counties, c. 1888, field commissioner of Canadian organization, c. 1895-1904, commander of U.S. organization, 1904-34, general of international organization based in London, 1934-c. 1939.

AWARDS, HONORS: U.S. Distinguished Service Medal, 1919, for overseas war work with Salvation Army; Vasa Gold Medal from the king of Sweden; several honorary university degrees.

WRITINGS:

Desperation, Salvation Army (New York, NY), 1904.

Songs of Salvation, Reliance Trading Co. (New York, NY), 1905.

Love Is All, Press of Reliance Trading Co. (New York, NY), 1908.

(With Grace Livingston Hill) The War Romance of the Salvation Army, Lippincott (Philadelphia, PA), 1919.

Songs of the Evangel, Salvation Army (New York, NY), 1927.

Toward a Better World, Doubleday, Doran and Co. (Garden City, NY), 1928.

The Harp and the Sword: Published and Unpublished Writings and Speeches of Evangeline Cory Booth, compiled by John D. Waldron, Salvation Army (West Nyack, NY), 1992.

The World for God: Published and Unpublished Writings and Speeches of Evangeline Cory Booth, compiled by John D. Waldron, Salvation Army (West Nyack, NY), 1992.

Shorter works include "Woman," Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1930; "The Best Witness Testifies," World League against Alcoholism (Westerville, OH); "Moral Gains," Women's National Committee for Law Enforcement (Marblehead, MA); "Prohibition and Its Early Results;" and "I Have Religion." Composer of words and music for hymns, including "Just a Smile," 1926, and "The World for God."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

books

Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2nd edition, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1998.

Wilson, Philip Whitwell, General Evangeline Booth of the Salvation Army, Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1935.*